Thursday, June 7 marks the return of Northwest Portland Farmers Market. The lively neighborhood market, run by Portland Farmers Market and sponsored by Food Front Cooperative Grocery features 20 vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. Northwest Market will be held every Thursday from June 7 through September 27, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in a parking lot adjacent to and generously donated by community partner Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at NW 19th Avenue and NW Everett Street.
Opening day will feature the launch of new programs and promotions including cooking demonstrations, market orientations, and senior days.
Also new this year, Northwest Market shoppers eligible for SNAP benefits can now receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to $7 in market tokens through Fresh Exchange, a program of Farmers Market Fund. SNAP recipients buy market tokens with their Oregon Trail Card to purchase fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, cheese and some baked goods. Fresh Exchange is also available to shoppers at the King and Buckman neighborhood markets.
“We want our Northwest Market to not only bring healthy farm-fresh produce to residents of the Northwest, but also to serve as a vibrant community gathering place that reflects the surrounding neighborhood,” said Trudy Toliver executive director of Portland Farmers Market. “We hope the combination of new and returning vendors, events and programs will provide a lively market experience week after week for our wonderful shoppers.”
For up-to-date information, shoppers can visit the Portland Farmers Market Northwest Market page.