Hello Bend! It’s that time again! That warm, sunny time of the year where you find yourself eating fresh, farm-grown strawberries, home baked goods, with a scoop of bonta gelato in one hand and a basket of fresh vegetables in the other as you peruse the diverse, local artisan stands that thoughtfully line the blocked-off streets. Day-dreaming of the Farmer’s Markets in Bend? So am I so I decided to do “Market Research” and bring you a list of the produce stands and farmer’s markets that bring al fresco shopping to Bend during the glorious summer months.
To check out a full list of the vendors, check out the categories on their website:
- Dates: June 3-October 14th
- Time: Every Wednesday, Rain OR Shine from 2pm-6pm
- Location: Downtown Brooks Alley, between Franklin & Minnesota
Love the Market? Become a volunteer by signing up here!
Bend Farmer’s Market commitment to excellence and safety: COVID response
- Dates: Open Every Saturday (End date TBA)
- Times: 10am-2pm
- Location: Northwest Crossing Drive
Love the Market? Become a volunteer by contacting Melissa King, Market Manager at 541.350.4217 or Farmersmarket@C3events.com to learn more about how you can help out. Also, check out our write up on the NWX Saturday Market from last year!
NWX Saturday Market COVID Response info can be found on their main webpage or their Facebook!
Two-day market that takes over downtown Bend:
- Labor Day weekend 2020: September 5 & 6
- Downtown Bend
Visit their Vendor page to see a full list of vendors or to apply to become a vendor for the upcoming market!
While not technically “Farmer’s Markets” these produce stands around Bend are known for their high quality farm-to-table produce, and they have cemented themselves into Bend’s Open Air Market scene for sure!
Located on Galveston, they source local, seasonal high quality produce, and each week they feature a unique recipe card highlighting their produce! This week’s is Peach Crisp–I plan to make it on Saturday–I’ll let you know how it turns out!
Located on Knott Road, “Farmer Brown always has a good selection of regional fruits and veggies as well as other stuff like hanging flower baskets. They had at least half a dozen types of regional honeys including two rarely found local honeys.” – Tom, Bend local
With locations in both Bend and LaPine, the Vegetable Man is an incredible option for fresh produce. We love this produce stand so much we featured them on the blog in 2016! Check out their new offering–a produce box subscription!
On SE Division St, the fruit stand formerly known as The Orange Man has become “The Orange Mama”! According to loyal customers, their fruit and produce are “lovingly picked, and the quality is always exceptional!”
**Honorable Mention: Central Oregon Locavore Indoor Farmer’s Market (Year-round)
If you’re not in Bend or are out for an adventure, check out these surrounding markets:
Market Protocols & Etiquette during the 2020 COVID crisis:
- One member of the household shops at a time
- Wear a mask
- Practice social/physical distancing
- Practice good hand hygiene–wash up often!
- Be respectful and kind!