Oregon has a plethora of farmer’s markets, each one being just a little different than the others. This last weekend I visited the Salem market. This is not called a farmer’s market, but rather a Saturday market.
There were a variety of craft booths – from beautiful paintings to jewelry to rocks, handmade soap and more. If you’re a crafter, the booth fees aren’t bad (after you pay all the one-time and annual fees anyway). I’m thinking it might be a good venue for my own work!
I purchased some coffee from the Cape Foulweather Coffee Co. (yes, there really is a place called Cape Foulweather in Oregon!) And quite tasty coffee I might add! There was a wine booth, but I don’t like having to pay $1 for a swallow of wine I might not like. I passed it up. I did purchase some beer for my husband from the Gilgamesh brewery in Salem.
Being the time of year when the fruits are just beginning to blossom, there weren’t many vegetables. There were plenty of fresh cut flowers and some booths selling plants. Remember the lettuce I planted in the wheelbarrow? Got them here – 12 seedling plants for $7.50 – can’t beat that!
For more information on the market, be sure to visit their website. They are open Saturdays from 9-3, right next to the state capital building!
And if you visit the market, you just might see me sitting in a booth selling my photos!