Portland Farmers’ Market

heirloom tomatoes

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes for sale at the PSU Farmers’ Market.

Last weekend we made our summer trek to one of my favorite cities – Portland, Oregon. As usual we had a wonderful time, visiting old haunts like Powell’s Bookstore and the Saturday Market and a new-to-us venue, the PSU Farmers’ Market.

What a charming event! The location is perfect, providing just enough shade to keep everyone cool. The booths, stretched around the green, remind me of a European market. There was an excellent selection too, and I found myself back-tracking to re-visit several booths. We have wonderful farmers’ markets here in the Mid-Columbia, but the PSU version was larger and more varied. I came home with fresh figs (which I can never find anywhere locally), some Oregon locally made goat cheese, and two homemade pies that the hubby just couldn’t resist. There was everything there from fresh eggs, to locally grown meats, to mounds of fresh fruit and berries to gorgeous heirloom tomatoes. Prepared food vendors and roving musicians help you turn the visit into a relaxing half-day event. I will be going back. You should too!

by Renee Pottle

Renee Pottle, a freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at SeedToPantry.com. Find her professional food writing info at PenandProvisions.com.

August 5, 2013

You May Also Like…

What to do with Leggy Tomato Seedlings

What to do with Leggy Tomato Seedlings

It seems to happen every year; my tomato seedlings bolt for the sky. Of course, this means I end up with tall, leggy seedlings. Leggy seedlings are less likely to grow into strong, producing plants.

Coffee Cup Herb Garden

Coffee Cup Herb Garden

Tame your overflowing coffee cup collection by turning it into an indoor herb garden.
Brighten up gray winter days by planting an indoor herb garden now.
Repurpose old, chipped or oversized mugs – turn them into a quick and easy indoor garden.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *