We have a special place in our heart for the NorthWest Crossing (NWX) Farmers Market. Founded 11 years ago by the NorthWest Crossing development team as a way to support local business, build community and bring people to the ‘hood, the market has blossomed from a tiny, one-block event to a vibrant destination for hundreds of families and over 120 vendors each week.
The NWX Farmers Market happens each Saturday now through September 21 from 10am-2pm in the heart of the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood. The market offers a wonderful mix of fruits and vegetable vendors, meat/eggs, freshly made foods & beverages, food carts, flowers and plants from nearby nurseries, local community organizations, numerous artisans and several small business services (see the full list of vendors).
Numerous gourmet foods & beverages vendors offering up their baked goods, olive oil, jams, distilled beverages, chocolates, coffee, kefir, salsa and so much more. Fresh flowers, starter vegetable plants, lavender, air plants and succulents from the many nurseries over the summer season. Numerous Community Organizations, Artists and Bend Business Showcase fill the streets each Saturday in NWX.
Live music is a big part of this weekend event during the summer months. The music is centered in the main intersection of NWX Crossing Drive and Fort Clatsop Street with musicians performing throughout the day. Local musicians bring their fresh sounds to the streets of the market each week and for a full line-up, visit the website.
Be sure to stop by the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance booth at the Farmers Market each Saturday. HDFFA collects fresh produce from local farmers, gardeners and community members to improve accessibility to fresh food. Visit the HDFFA booth at the downtown or NWX Farmer’s Market to participate in Grow & Give. Options for donation include buying fresh food at the farmers market and donating it at the booth or making a cash donation and HDFFA will purchase produce from farmers. Shoppers can donate $5 and are entered to win an end-of-season gift basket from local farmers. Gardeners can donate their extra bounty and farmers donate extra produce at the end of the market. All food donations are provided to NeighborImpact for delivery to over 46 hunger relief agencies and families in their network.
Summer may be starting to wane, but you still have several weeks to shop the market before the season closes on September 21st!