If the winter season has left you craving fresh-cut flowers and locally grown fruits and vegetables, you will soon be in luck. Many local farmers markets will open soon or already have. Here is a list of the markets planned throughout Central Oregon.
Bend Farmers Market - Wednesdays
When: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 3 through Oct. 14.
Where: Mirror Pond Park, eastern end of Drake Park in downtown Bend.
Market details: 32 vendors selling produce, baked goods, cheese, natural meat products, seafood, coffee, cut flowers.
Extras: Live music.
Contact: Katrina Wiest, 541-408-4998 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bendfarmers market.com
Bend Farmers Market - Fridays
When: 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays, June 5 through Sept. 25
Where: St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend
Market details: 20 vendors selling produce, baked goods, cheese, natural meat products, seafood, coffee and cut flowers.
Extras: Live music.
Contact: Katrina Wiest, at 541-408-4998 or email@example.com or www.bendfarmers market.com
NorthWest Crossing Saturday Farmers Market
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 27 through Sept. 12
Where: Mt. Washington and NorthWest Crossing drives, Bend
Market details: 20-25 vendors selling produce fruits, cheeses, organic products, gourmet foods, organic skin care, lavender and herbs.
Extras: Live music and artists on-site.
Contact: Julia Sutter, 541-419-1003 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www .c3events.com
Madras Saturday Market
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 6 through Sept. 12 (no market July 25).
Where: Sahalee Park, Seventh and C streets, Madras.
Market details: Approximately 30 vendors selling produce, meat, cut flowers, outdoor furniture, basket weaving, jewelry, arts and crafts.
Extras: Live music, food vendors, coffee roaster (also vending coffee) and theme days, including kids day, fiber arts day and astronomy day.
Contact: Ann Snyder, 541-489-3239 or email@example.com
Prineville Farmers Market
When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 6 through Oct. 17
Where: Prineville City Plaza, 387 N.E. Third St., Prineville.
Market details: 10-20 vendors (fluctuates throughout season) selling produce, crafts, jewelry, meat, eggs and baked goods.
Extras: Occasional live music.
Contact: Kara Snider, 541-280-4097 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www .prinevillefarmersmarket.com
Redmond Farmers Market
When: 12 to 5 p.m. Mondays, June 15 through Aug. 24
Where: Evergreen Elementary School, 437 S.W. Ninth St., Redmond
Market details: Approximately 40 vendors selling produce, flowers, potted plants, herbs, handcrafted jewelry, crafts, bakeries, jams, jellies, salsa and spices.
Extras: Occasional live music and a food vendor.
Tuesday Market at Eagle Crest
When: 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 1
Where: Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond
Market details: Fresh produce, locally made food products, nursery stock and local artisans.
Contact: 541-633-9637 or www.sustainableflame.com
Sisters Country Local Market
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, May 26 through Sept. 1
Where: 291 E. Main Ave., Sisters
Market details: 5-10 vendors (fluctuates throughout season ) selling produce, baked goods, hanging baskets, potted flowers, organic soap, crafts, organic vegetable and tropical plants and lots of blueberries in July.
Contact: Jeri Buckmann, 541-549-0251 or email@example.com
— From staff reports