The Lane County Farmers Market opened April 1 for its full farmers market at the Park Blocks in the heart of downtown Eugene. The market features more than 50 farmers and food artisans selling a range of local food products, from seafood and meats to vegetables, fruits and flowers.
The market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 11, at 8th and Oak streets.
“We are excited to kick off another season in the heart of downtown Eugene,” says Angela Norman, market director. “It has been a long winter and we are excited to showcase signs of the return of spring to the community.”
Vendors will be selling salad mix, arugula, raab, leeks, radishes, baby turn-ips, kale, potatoes, collards, carrots, and beets, along with other market staples, like mushrooms, meat, fish, honey, hazelnuts, salsa, pasta and flowers. And don’t forget starts for your own garden. Some of the new vendors this year include The Hummus Stop, Mama’s Love Bakery, BNF Kombucha and Real Live Food.
The Eugene Saturday Market also opened April 1 across the street in the Park Blocks, offering locally made craft items from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Saturday Market artisans, crafters, chefs and musicians are ready for another year of celebrating our local culture, and bringing the community together in downtown Eugene,” says Kim Stills of Eugene Saturday Market. “As always, we couldn’t be more pleased to have the Lane County Farmers Market by our side every Saturday.”
All foods sold at the Lane County Farmers Market are either grown by Oregon farmers, or made in Oregon with a portion of locally grown ingredients. Customers can use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at the market, by visiting the Market Information Booth. Coming this May, the SNAP match program called Double Up Food Bucks will provide up to $10 toward shopping to match $10 spent by consumers using their SNAP benefits.