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“Was an okay day” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Oregon City Farmers Market

Oregon City Farmers Market
2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 734-0192
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Ranked #4 of 14 Activities in Oregon City
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Was an okay day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Walked and walked around, it is an okay trip, maybe without kids.

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“yummy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

great produce and local ppl helping local community. how good can it get :-)

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Finland
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“A great family outing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Real farmers from the local area with real food. A great family outing for a Saturday morning.

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Salem, Oregon
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“Winter Market - lots of variety!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We picked up a lot of different vegetables (potatos, green beans, onions, beets, kohlrabi, turnips, sweet potatos) then got bread, cookies, honey, sausage and cheese. Everything we needed. The Winter Market (downtown on 8th Street) looks like it has expanded quite a bit this year.

Visited November 2011
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“Upscale Farmers' Market - Bring Your Appetite (and your Wallet)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

When we first moved to Oregon City from California, we were delighted to support the first few years of this farmers' market on a weekly basis.
The market began as a modest seasonal Saturday affair in a city parking lot, with a handful of local farmers offering quality produce at very reasonable prices. Fortunately or unfortunately, it has grown into a much larger-scale (and upscale) affair.
Sadly, the farmers now have to pay a fairly high price each week for their booth, and they have to pass that cost on to the marketgoers. As a result, the small farmers offering only one or two seasonal items at a time are gone, and they have been replaced by much larger-scale farms offering a variety of produce (much of which they do not grow themselves, as evidenced by the stamps of origin on the boxes), and the booths are now mostly staffed with bored, minimum-wage, minimum-knowledge help rather than the farmers themselves.
The farmers are also now outnumbered by the vendors selling "stuff." Even more troubling is the increasing number of booths featuring aggressive community activists accosting market-goers to sign petitions and the like (note to market organizers: GET RID OF THESE GUYS if you want to keep the family atmosphere - please keep the FARMER in "farmer's market"!).
I used to buy ALL my in-season produce and a lot of nursery plants at the market, but now go only for the "specialty" items I can't find at local markets and farm stands, such as fresh mushrooms and whole, fresh-caught tuna, and the incomparable (but very dearly priced) local peaches. Only one of my favorite family farms still has a booth at the market (but who knows for how much longer). If you go, please support the Hansens - they are nice people and have wonderful produce and responsibly raised meats.
I shake my head sadly every time I see the proud market announcements that vendors accept the Oregon Trail card (i.e., welfare) - I can't imagine that most welfare recipients could afford to shop at the market except as a rare treat. I know I can't - and our family is upper-middle-class.
Overall, the market organizers seem more interested in the market as a "high concept" than an actual community service benefiting farmers and locals. The result is attractive and entertaining, but it's taking the "farmer" out of "farmer's market."

Visited August 2011
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