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Hillsdale Farmers' Market
PO Box 80262
Portland OR 97280

phone
503-475-6555

email
contact@hillsdalefarmersmarket.com

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Getting Here

The market is held held in the Wilson High - Rieke Elementary parking lot in Portland, Oregon. Need help finding the market? Here is a link to our map (link). Use the map below for directions. There is ample parking available at the SW Capitol Hwy entrance to Wilson High School at SW Sunset Blvd. 

September 16 2014 - Field construction has been completed an the parking lot is open. Please do not park on the south side of SW Vermont St. It is now a bike lane. 

 


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Please note: Smoking is not permitted in the market or on Portland Public Schools property including the school parking lots.

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The Hillsdale Farmers' Market is a year-round market running weekly from the first Sunday in May through the Sunday before Thanksgiving and twice monthly December through April.

Market Hours - Sunday 10am-2pm

2014 Weekly season May 4 - Nov 23


EBT, debit, credit cards accepted

We love animals but not inside the market. The safest place for your pet is at home. Thanks!

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Grapevine September 28 2014 Market

Sunday September 28th Parking Advisory

It seems as though the last four months have been one long parking advisory. This Sunday, we hope, is the last one. The City of Portland Sunday Parkway takes place this Sunday in SW Portland from 11am-4pm. The bicycle course runs from Food Front Hillsdale to Gabriel Park. SW Vermont St will be closed between SW Bertha Blvd and SW Chestnut because the bicycle course runs along SW 14th Avenue. You can find the course map here (link).
SW Capitol Hwy will be open. Use the SW Capitol Hwy parking entrance at SW Bertha Blvd to access the parking lot behind the football field. You can also park in the Key Bank parking lot. across from Food Front.

What's Coming To Market?

It finally started raining. Despite the change in weather, there shouldn't be too much of a change in the harvest. Peaches, nectarines, apples, strawberries, figs, plums, grapes, melons and pears will all be available this Sunday. As for vegetables, corn, peppers, salad greens, squash (winter and summer), tomatillos, tomatoes, artichokes and plenty of other vegetables will be available.

IN THIS WEEK
Blossom Vinegars
Meadow Harvest

OUT THIS WEEK
Carman Ranch back next week
Kookoolan Farms back next week
Garden Color back in December

Visit our Availability Page for more information and the full list of farmers and vendors coming to the market this Sunday. The page will be updated through Saturday evening. Check our Twitter feed for Sunday morning updates.

Where Good Food Comes From: Vegetable Variety Trials

By Sarah West

This fall and winter, we will explore where good food comes from: the net of institutions, organizations, and activism that helps keep our local food community robust.

As farmers’ market shoppers, we’ve come to know many of our foods by name. Gone are the days when a tomato was just a tomato; now we want Brandywine, Purple Calabash, Oregon Star. Anonymous berries just won’t do anymore and we wait in line for Chesters, Triple Crowns, or Hoods. We make the effort to remember these names because we remember the flavors that come with them.

A marketplace of flavor—of vegetables with names—is infinitely more exciting than one that focuses on appearance or price point alone. Diversity brings depth and possibility, along with the thrill of new discovery. Home cooks and chefs alike are attracted to novelty, the next charismatic flavor to inform and enliven their craft. Small farmers and seed breeders help to provide and create that diversity. Behind every choice you make at a farmer’s booth, there are a hundred other choices that have already been made not only regarding how to best cultivate and harvest a high quality vegetable, but how to choose which of a myriad possible varieties to grow and how to select for traits that will attract both farmers and eaters.

Read more about the Vegetable Trials here (link).

The Fat Of The Land - Fall

   

If summer is the extrovert and winter the introvert, fall and spring are the seasons when all bets are off, when every corner of our lives seems charged with purpose and possibility. Though we know fall is the beginning of the end in terms of tender garden plants and abundant vegetable harvests, it is so laden with bounty we may be forgiven for missing the first signs.

Read complete essay here (link).