Farmer's Markets Gresham OR

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Gresham Farmers Market
(503) 727-9828
Miller Street between 2nd & 3rd
Gresham, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Troutdale Farmers and Artists Market
(503) 408-5209
Depot Park, Old Town Troutdale
Troutdale, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid May-September Wednesday, 4:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Fairview Farmers & Artist Market
(503) 408-5209
1300 Village Street, Fairview City Hall
Fairview, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid April-Mid October Thursday, 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Hollywood Farmers Market
(503) 709-7403
NE Hancock between 44th & 45th Avenue
Portland, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
November-Thanksgiving Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Portland Farmers Market, Portland State Univ.
(503) 241-0032
South Park Blocks; Between SW Montgomery and SW Harrison
Portland, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
November-December Saturday, 9:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Boring Farmers Market
(503) 293-5016
Off Highway 212 in Downtown Boring; At the future home of Boring Station Tr
Boring, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 1-September 7th Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Clackamas

Cascade Locks Farmers & Artists market
(503) 408-5209
Cascade Locks Mall
Cascade Locks, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 11:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Montavilla Farmers Market
7600 Block of SE Stark Street; located in gravel lot across from Mr. Plywoo
Portland, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 8-October 5 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Multnomah

Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market
(503) 407-0956
Southeast Main St. Between Harrison & Jackson Sts.; Across from City Hall
Milwaukie, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid May-October Sunday, 9:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.

People's Farmers Market
(503) 232-9051
3029 SE 21st Avenue; One Block North of Powell Boulevard
Portland, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday, 2:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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