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The Farmers' Markets Are Open

Published: May 06, 2022

 

Spring means the beginning of the long and bountiful outdoor market season in Eugene. Farmers' markets are a great place to shop for fresh veggies, fruit, eggs and grass-fed meats. In April, the markets start to open with early root vegetables, onions and spring greens and preserved fruits and berries. By June there are markets in almost every community across Lane County and they are in full swing — robust with fresh local vegetables, fruits and flowers. 

Explore our locavore culture for seasonal highlights. Natural food stores also display an array of local produce from regional farms. And during the summer, drive scenic back-country roads to shop farm stands or gather berries at u-pick farms.

Here are some of the most popular markets to visit this spring and summer. Before heading out, please confirm market days and hours. All market schedules are subject to change without notice.

OG Corner Market

Seasonally April to December
Wednesday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
295 River Rd, Eugene

Right off River Road is the OG Corner Market. Shop for fresh, local, organic produce and locally grown products. Featuring Sweet Leaf… More Info

Lane County Farmers Market

Seasonally April to December
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
8th Ave & Oak St, Eugene

Seasonally, May - October
Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 3 p .m.
8th Ave & Oak St, Eugene

Shop outdoors with the seasons! Local farmers and food artisans sell vegetables, fruits, plants, baked goods, flowers, meat, seafood, drinks… More Info

Whiteaker Community Market

Seasonally May to October
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Scobert Park at 4th & Blair, Eugene

Inspired by the need for a community gathering space, the Whiteaker Community Market brings together the diverse talents of their… More Info
Fresh produce by Timothy Bishop

Fresh produce at the Farmers' Market

Photo: Timothy Bishop

Veneta Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonally May to September
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
3rd Ave and Broadway, Veneta

Delight in the joy of a small town farmers' market featuring local vendors from farms near the Veneta-Fern Ridge area. Find high quality,… More Info

Florence Farmers Market

Seasonally May to October
Tuesday, 3 - 6 p.m.
Corner of Bay & Kingwood Street, Old Town Florence

An opportunity for Florence locals and visitors alike to purchase healthy, locally-grown food directly from farmers. Products are sourced… More Info

South Valley Farmers Market 

Seasonally May - October
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
7th & Main Street, Cottage Grove

The South Valley Farmers Market is an open air market featuring small scale, sustainable, organic foods, family farms and hand-crafted… More Info

Spencer Creek Community Growers Market

Seasonally Late May to October
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy, Eugene

Amazon Farmers Market

Seasonally Mid-June to September
Thursday, Noon - 4 p.m.
2700 Hilyard St, Eugene

Come enjoy the second summer of the Amazon Farmers Market in South Eugene! Shop a variety of vendors and growers selling local produce and… More Info

If you are local, you may wish to consider joining Community Support Agriculture (CSA). These programs are designed in many different ways, but most require a purchasing commitment in exchange for a share in a farm's crops. Some deliver different sizes of food boxes to designated drop sites, others even deliver to your home! Some even offer online ordering selection from a co-op of farms. 

Author: Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.