Summer Farmer’s Markets

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.

The Markets

Bend Farmer’s Market:

To check out a full list of the vendors, check out the categories on their website:

Farms & Orchards

Ranches & Protein

Bakeries, Ferments, & More

The logistics:
  • 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

NWX Saturday Farmer’s Market

Click here to view a full list of their vendors. The market boasts a diverse range of categories from non-profit & business showcase, to pet-friendly & packaged foods!

The Logistics
  • 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!

Central Oregon Saturday Market

Two-day market that takes over downtown Bend:

The Logistics:
  • Labor Day weekend 2020: September 5 & 6
  • 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Downtown Bend

Visit their Vendor page to see a full list of vendors or to apply to become a vendor for the upcoming market!

Produce Stands:

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!

Paradise Produce Stand:

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!

Farmer Brown’s

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

The Vegetable Man:

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!

The Orange Man (Now known as the Orange Mama)

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!

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