Discover Why Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market Is Such a Popular Gathering Spot

Now in its 11th year of operation, the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market has grown in size from 50 vendors to over 80 with more than 100,000 visitors coming to shop, sample, and visit during the course of its 22 week schedule from May 14 to October 8. What’s the secret to its success?

  • VARIETY– Farmers’ Market coordinator, Kathy Kern-Schilling, points out that shoppers can choose from organic, no spray, as well as traditional growers.

    Fresh flowers are one of the many offerings at Lake Oswego's Farmers' Market

    While it is  primarily an agricultural market, vendors also offer a variety of produce, meats, eggs, honey, nuts, cheeses, artisan breads, jams and jellies and fresh seafood, not to mention flowers. In addition, over 36 refreshment vendors offer everything from cheesecakes to tamales with a cup of coffee or raspberry lemonade to wash it all down.

  •  ENTERTAINMENT – The sound of music winds its way in and around the market booths with live entertainment every week. The lineup of musicians reflects the variety of the vendors with Andean Music coming up this Saturday followed by the Millennium Brass on October 8 with jazz, flamenco, marimba and more on the Saturdays in between.
  •  DOGGIE DAY CARE– Complimentary day care is provided for your four legged friend while you shop. Staffed by volunteers, dogs are provided with water, shade and TLC.
  • LOCATION – Located in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego at Millennium Plaza Park on the corner of Evergreen and 1st, the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market offers a chance to explore downtown shops once you’re done as well as  enjoy a fantastic view of Lakewood Bay. Walk the steps down from Lake View Village and enjoy the outdoor fountain where kids can be found cooling off on a sunny Saturday morning. Park in the Lake View Village parking garage and you are only steps away from the Farmers’ Market. Convenient for everyone, it proves to be a popular place for friends to meet, run into each other and visit.
  • POSTER CONTEST – Each year market fans are invited to submit entries in either the adult or youth category for a chance to be designated as  the official Farmers’ Market Poster. This poster art is used throughout the season to promote the market and reinforces what a community event the market continues to be.

For more information about the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market, click here.

Photo: taken by Brady Costello

 

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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