Farmer's Markets Salem OR

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Salem Saturday Market's Holiday Market
(503) 585-8264
Oregon State Fairgrounds; Jackman Long Building
Salem, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
December 13-December 14 Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. Sunday, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Salem Saturday Market
(503) 585-8264
Corner of Summer Street & Marion Street, NE
Salem, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Woodburn Farmers Market
(503) 982-6857
390 Andrea Court; 1st and Garfield
Woodburn, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid May-Mid October Tuesday, 3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Baker City Farmers Market
(541) 523-6071
Geiser-Pollman Park at Tampbell and Grove Streets
Baker City, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
End of June-September Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.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.

Salem Saturday Market Wednesday Farmers Market
(503) 585-8264
Chemeketa Street, NE; between Commercial & High Street, NE
Salem, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Independence Farmers Market
(503) 838-5424
302 Main St.; Sterling Bank
Independence, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Portland Farmers Market At EcoTrust
(503) 214-0032
NW 10th between Irving & Johnson
Portland, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-September Thursday, 3:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Polk County Farmers Market
(541) 745-7274
280 Hwy 99W; Rickreall Grange Hall (School)
Rickreall, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-Early November Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
County
Polk

Beaverton Wednesday Farmers Market
(503) 643-5345
Hall Blvd. Between 3Rd &Amp; 5Th Streets
Beaverton, OR
Hours
June 16, 2010-August 25, 2010 Wednesday, 3:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 25 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

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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