Lane County Farmers Market, Corner of 8th and Oak, Downtown Eugene
Saturdays, April 1 – November 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Tuesdays, May 2 – October 31, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Find an amazing selection of local fruits and veggies, along with jams, salsa, beer, nuts, fish, baked goods, cut flowers, plants and veggies starts, as well as prepared foods utilizing the local farmers’ produce. Through their Double Up Food Bucks program, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients receive $2 in Double Up Food Bucks for every $2 of SNAP benefits redeemed at the market (up to $10 matched each market day) for a number of items, allowing everyone in the community to eat healthy and locally. On Saturdays, browse the Eugene Saturday Market (just across 8th St.) for live music, and local artisans offering crafts, clothing, housewares, and more.
Lone Pine Farms, 91909 River Rd., Junction City
April – October, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
There’s plenty to keep anyone busy at Lone Pine Farms (just a short drive down River Road heading out of Eugene). For those that are hungry, there’s a wide variety of fresh, affordable produce along with a u-pick strawberry patch and the Lone Pine Mercantile that stocks everything from fresh made kettle corn and cookies to local honey, cheeses, meats, and more. Don’t miss the u-pick flower garden, the petting barn with friendly chickens, goats, and bunnies eager to say hello, and stop by in October to pick the perfect pumpkin!
Springfield Farmers Market, Corner of 5th and A St., Downtown Springfield
Fridays, May – September, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
This open air market operates in the fountain plaza by the Springfield Public Library, with local produce, baked goods, meats, and food to-go available. While there, check out local crafts, enjoy music, entertainment, and demonstrations, and keep the kids busy with fun activities. The Springfield Farmers Market also participates in the Double Up Food Bucks program for SNAP recipients.
Spencer Creek Community Growers Markets:
Bailey Hill Market: 3190 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene
Wednesdays, May 31 – October 4th, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Spencer Creek Grange: Corner of McBeth Rd and Lorane Highway
Saturdays, May 27 – October 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
You won’t find commercial farmers at either of these markets, as these sellers are primarily backyard growers and hobby farmers. Listen to live music while shopping for locally grown fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, nursery plants and starts, and food artisans and crafts. While you’re there, be sure to try the healthy lunches made mostly from locally and sustainable produced ingredients at Café La Grange. These markets also participate in the Double Up Food Bucks programs.
Thistledown Farm, 91455 River Rd., Junction City
April– October, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Family owned and operated since 1972, Thistledown Farm borders the Willamette River and offers a diverse mix of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, plus fun items like garden decor and homemade apple cider donuts. Everything is grown with a minimum of chemical inputs, many crops are no spray, and they never use GMO seeds. Shop for hanging baskets in the spring and berries in the summer, and don’t miss the apple, squash, and pumpkin harvests during fall (take a horse-drawn wagon out to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin!).