I love Farmers Markets. I’ve gone to them since I was a little kid. They bring me so much joy nowadays. Seeing all the fresh food and products that have been grown, harvested and made by local people. It puts a smile on my face that I can’t get rid of. No, seriously, it happened.
While visiting Portland, Oregon, we went to the Portland Famers Market. It is Portlands longest running Farmers Market and is located in a square at the Portland State Univesity in downtown Portland. There are other markets around town run by the same organization, but this one seemed to be the biggest.
There were so many different products that my head was spinning, but most of all it felt like a communal place. People were meeting up with friends and family. Rushing to their favourite vendors, all while having a good time. Not unlike the Yellowknife Farmers Market.
The primary vendors were the ones selling products a customer could take home. The produce, fruits, milled flour, cured meats, baked bread and pastries. The market also had a select few ready-made food vendors selling food of different cuisines. And at one end a band played. Although there seemed to be buskers throughout the market.
I would shop here all the time. I wouldn’t leave.