The Lake Oswego Farmers Market: A Timeless Community Tradition

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For over 20 years, the Lake Oswego Farmers Market has been a beloved community event that celebrates the abundance of local agriculture in the area. The market is held every Saturday from May to October, and it has become an integral part of the city’s identity and a hub for local food and culture.

The history of the Lake Oswego Farmers Market dates back to 1999 when a group of local farmers and community members came together with a shared vision of creating a vibrant marketplace that would connect farmers with consumers. The first market was held in the parking lot of the Millennium Plaza Park, and it attracted just a handful of vendors and customers. But over time, it grew in popularity, and today it is one of the largest and most diverse farmers markets in the region, with over 80 vendors offering everything from fresh produce and artisanal cheeses to crafts and live music.

The Lake Oswego Farmers Market is more than just a place to buy fresh, locally grown food. It is a community gathering place where people come to connect with their neighbors, support local businesses, and learn about sustainable agriculture and healthy eating. The market is run by a dedicated group of volunteers, many of whom are local residents, and it is a testament to the spirit and energy of the people who call Lake Oswego home.

The market has also played a crucial role in supporting local farmers and promoting sustainable agriculture. By providing a direct market for farmers, the market helps to keep small farms in business and ensures that consumers have access to fresh, healthy food that is grown without harmful chemicals or practices. The market has also been a leader in promoting sustainable practices, such as composting, recycling, and reducing waste, and it serves as a model for other farmers markets throughout the region.

The market is a community tradition that has deep roots in local agriculture and a profound impact on the city and its residents. It is a celebration of the bounty of the land, the creativity of local artisans, and the power of community to come together and create something special. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area, the Lake Oswego Farmers Market is a must-visit destination that will leave you feeling inspired and connected to the people and the land.

The kick-off Farmers Market for this season is this coming Sunday, May Fourteenth. I look forward to seeing you there!

-Will Fendon, Fendon Properties Team

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