Corvallis Farmer’s Market is in full swing during the summer

Corvallis Farmers Market is in full swing during the summer

Claire Wilding, Multimedia Contributor

The Corvallis Farmers Market has been bustling all summer long.

Every Saturday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. vendors line the Waterfront.  First Street and Jackson Ave. is where the market takes place. That part of the street is closed to cars, but open to all those who want to experience what the market as to offer by foot.

As it gets warmer the summer months are a busy time for the Farmers Market. Most Saturdays there are over 75 vendors selling a variety of products.  Some of the things you can find at the market include a sourdough bakery, fruits, vegetables, wine, cheese, meat and other locally grown and made items.

Although the market is open on Wednesday and Saturday, the market has more vendors and activities on Saturday.

The vendors and people of the community aren’t the only ones to be spotted at the market as dogs are also welcome to join in on the fun. The market makes for a good family-friendly activity just as it is also a pet-friendly activity.

Local volunteers share information most Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning at 9 a.m.. This is a time to educate the public about things like growing and preserving food. Each week there is a new topic shared with those who attend. This past Saturday, there were Master Food Preservers who taught about food safety.

At 9:30 a.m. there are music entertainers who add some fun to the morning. The genre of music changes each week as there are different bands that perform.

The outdoor Farmers Market runs from April 16, 2016 through November 23, 2016.  Then, as it gets colder and winter months arrive, the market moves to the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. The Farmers Market has been going on since it began in 1991. With the market running 32 weeks a year outside and 13 weeks inside, the market is a staple in the Corvallis community.


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