Winter farmer's market opens in Portland

Credit: Portland Farmers Market

Winter farmer's market opens in Portland

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Posted on January 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 8 at 6:52 PM

PORTLAND -- Portland Farmer's Market opened a new winter location at downtown Portland's Shemanski Park Saturday.

More than 35 market vendors were on hand, offering meats, breads, cheeses, wine, winter produce and more.

"As the demand for locally-grown produce continues to rise, the region’s innovative farmers are meeting that need with a variety of season-extending techniques such as planting winter-hardy varietals and using row covers, cold frames, hoop houses and greenhouses to protect crops from the elements," said Trudy Toliver, executive director of Portland Farmers Market.

Tents and a covered seating area were in place to keep shoppers dry, and pellet stoves kept them warm.

"With the addition of Portland Farmers Market’s new Winter Market," Toliver said, "Portlanders now have access to locally grown farm-fresh food all year long."

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