Whether your favorite farmers market is a scrappy neighborhood gathering, a bustling suburban souk, or one of downtown’s packed jamborees, it’s easy to forget that 25 years ago, none of them existed. Today, the markets have become our most rambunctious collisions of flavor, people, and place, and as synonymous with our city as fir trees, bridges, and rainy winters. In that spirit, we celebrate our vibrant market movement: the tough (but rewarding) life of a grower, five great markets on the scene, and the tastiest finds on the tables. Happy hunting.

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This article appeared in the May 2011 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

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