Thursday, February 25, 2010

PFM News for the 2010 Season

We are less than a month away from the opening of the downtown Farmers' Market on March 20th. Let that one sink in for a moment. Mmmmmmmmmyes!

Some interesting PFM news: This year's market is taking over another block and will stretch from SW Montgomery Street to SW Hall Street, but they aren't doubling the number of vendors. Instead, they are removing that inner ring of stalls and creating two large squares of vendors. It's an effort to reduce the insane crowding we've been dealing with for the past few years - so, hopefully, no more gridlock in from of the most popular vendors, and more access to the awesome events going on in the middle - like the music and that absolutely fabulous Chef in the Market cooking demonstration... We'll see how it changes the hustle and flow of the Saturday morning market, which, in other news, is being joined by...

TWO NEW MARKETS for the 2010 season!

PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE: Every Monday from June 21 to October 25, 2010, in the heart of downtown Portland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NW 23rd AVE, on the southeast corner of NW 23rd Avenue and NW Savier Street. from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday from June 3 to Sept 30.

I'm so excited about this. I recently moved to the West Side (which is a bit of a culture shock, to be honest) and am so looking forward to trekking around town a couple of times a week to spend time with my favorite people in PDX at PFM.

(The pictures for these post, and likely in some posts to follow, were taken in the open air market in Jerusalem. I spent 10 days in Israel on a culinary tour and have a bunch of gorgeous food to show you!)


  1. Good going. Can't wait for more news!

  2. I lived in Israel a few years ago... and as I was cruising your blog I can across your radish pic and noticed the Hebrew, and then the following spice photo... and I was like, what! Is there an Israeli market in Portland? Oh, no, you have taken those pictures in a place I have already been. Jerusalem's markets are my favorites in the world, quite an experience.