Summer has arrived, which means an abundance of fresh and local produce in Central Oregon. However, it doesn’t end there! From live music, locally baked goods, and handmade items, there are more than just a few seasonal markets to visit. Whether you’re visiting or call Central Oregon ‘home,’ we have your guide to the farmers markets in Bend, Oregon and beyond.
Does Bend Have A Farmers Market?
In Bend alone, you’ll find two seasonal farmers markets. Visit the surrounding areas and you’ll find even more. Central Oregon has a limited season for growing and purchasing hyper-local produce and flowers, which makes our Bend, Oregon farmers market seasons more special.
From late spring until early fall, the farmers markets in Bend, Oregon showcase the literal fruits of our farmers’ labor. High Desert farmers work tirelessly—often under very unpredictable circumstances and weather—to feed Central Oregonians.
Whether it’s produce sold directly to a family or providing Bend restaurants with local food through the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance, it’s imperative to support Central Oregon farmers as often as we can.
Many farmers markets in Bend, Oregon accept SNAP payments for produce, meats, and fresh food. For more information, look for the HDFFA stand at one of the many Central Oregon farmers markets during your next visit.
What Are The Best Farmers Markets In Bend?
We are lucky to have not one, but two Bend, Oregon farmers markets. Venture outside of Bend and you’ll find even more options. Also, all of the farmers markets take place on separate days. So, it’s possible to visit several markets each week! Here, we’ve listed the most popular farmers markets in Bend, Oregon and throughout Central Oregon.
Bend Farmers Market
Located in Downtown Bend, the Bend Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday along Brooks Alley. Here, you’ll find local vendors, Central Oregon farmers, and plenty of ways to shop local. For locally-raised meats, patrons can visit stands like North 44 Farms, Pitchfork T, and DD Ranch.
Berry lovers often frequent—and sell out—Marquam Hill Berries and the homemade desserts from Farmhouse Pies. For fresh veggies, stop by stands like Rainshadow Organics, Boundless Farmstead, and Sungrounded Farm.
Don’t miss the specialty mushrooms, like lion’s mane and oyster mushrooms, from Deschutes Gourmet Mushrooms to pair with dinner or throw on the grill. Dress up your kitchen table with fresh flowers from Roots Wild and fresh Tumalo Lavender.
Finally, pay a visit to Oregon Spirit Distillers for locally distilled Bourbon. If you get hungry, stop by Blissful Spoon for some gluten-free treats or sip on Compassion Kombucha on your way to fill your growler.
Bend Farmers Market runs every Wednesday from 2 – 6 p.m., rain or shine, from May 4 through October 12.
Northwest Crossing Saturday Farmers Market
There’s fun for the whole family at the Northwest Crossing Saturday Market. Every Saturday, enjoy live music and shopping along Northwest Crossing Drive. What’s great about this market is its extensive quantity of local vendors, expanding over more than three blocks.
Here, you’ll find several produce stands, handmade items from local makers, and cottage bakers. With local favorites like Little Pine Donuts selling their famous filled donuts, the Northwest Crossing Saturday Farmers Market is great for all members of the community.
Pick-up staples like local honey from Broadus Bees, infused nut butters from JEM Organics, and Super Belly Ferments salad dressings.
For the grown-ups, visit Forth Distilling for their popular canned cocktails or stop by Wild Roots Spirits for botanically-infused gin. Enjoy food from local carts like La Paella Bend and be sure to grab a pound of locally-roasted coffee from Bohemian Roastery.
Northwest Crossing Saturday Market runs every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 4 through September 17.
Sisters Farmers Market
As if the quaint town of Sisters, Oregon wasn’t already cute enough, now you can visit their seasonal farmers market from June through October. However, it’s important to remember that the Sisters Farmers Market is weather-permitting.
Head to Fir Street Park, just one block from Downtown Sisters, and check out the bounty from farmers to bakers. After purchasing goods from vendors like Seed to Table and Cascade Mountain Pastures, stay for the market’s live music concert. After, walk next door to The Barn for food carts and local taps while letting the kids run around and play.
Sisters Farmers Market runs every Sunday, weather-permitting, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit their Fir Street Park location from June through October.
Redmond Farmers Market
Every Thursday, Centennial Park in Downtown Redmond turns into a weekly farmers market. Visit the Redmond Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. where you can shop and chat with local farmers and vendors. Stop by Precious Pups Gourmet Treats for some homemade dog biscuits, and visit The House of Yarrow for delicious gluten-free sourdough bread.
Here, you can get all the fixings for an evening “in” with Dan’s Smoked Salmon, Salsafield, and Catman Cellars. Then, enjoy live music from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Later, head home with your bounty and create a meal entirely sourced from Central Oregon!
Redmond Farmers Market runs every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. in Centennial Park, June 2 – September 15.
Sometimes, it’s not possible to make it to one of the Bend farmers markets. Luckily, there are some great produce stands in Bend and the surrounding area. While most of the produce stands are open seasonally, many of them are open daily through the fall.
Located along Cook Ave, Tumalo Farmstand has all of the local produce, honey, and eggs you need for weekly shopping. For a real treat, grab a jar or two of the farmstand’s Marionberry jam. Take a virtual tour of Tumalo Farmstand or simply visit them daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the season.
Schillings Garden Market
If you haven’t yet been to Schillings Garden Market, add this to your lists as soon as possible. Located between Bend and Redmond, Schillings operates a farmstand daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (3 p.m. on Sundays).
Plus, they host a monthly farmers market one Sunday per month on the grounds of their gorgeous garden market. So, there’s one more farmers market in Bend, Oregon to add to your list. Sip on Coopers Hall wines and local beers while visiting Schillings Garden Market, and be sure to check the dates for their monthly Sunday farmers market.
Paradise Produce Stand
Open daily, Paradise Produce Stand is committed to offering fair prices on locally and organically grown produce from across the Pacific Northwest. Because of Oregon’s limited growing season, Paradise Produce Stand is open from May through the farmers market season. Visit them on Galveston Ave seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. After, head next door to Kanona Café for a delicious green smoothie or açaí bowl!
The Vegetable Man
As a popular Bend produce stand, The Vegetable Man sells produce “so fresh, you’ll think you grew it yourself.” Situated on the corner of South 3rd St and Reed Ln, The Vegetable Man offers more than 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Plus, they’ve been operating in Bend since 1983. Shop their produce stand Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with online order pick-ups available between noon and 4 p.m.
If you missed the Sisters Farmers Market, don’t worry. Stop by Sisters Farmstand, a Sisters, Oregon staple for over 15 years. Sisters Farmstand is open daily on Cascade Ave from spring until fall, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here, you’ll find Oregon berries, avocados, bananas, and watermelons. Plus, an abundance of lettuces and citrus. And, they’ve added fresh kettle corn to this year’s line-up.
The seasonality of farmers markets in Bend, Oregon may be limited, but they never disappoint. In Central Oregon, our limited growing season means that local farmers have a small window to sell the produce for which they work tirelessly to grow.
Now more than ever, it is our duty to support the people who put food on our respective tables. Connecting with our local farmers not only deepens our connection to our food, but deepens the relationships within our community. Now, go out and support our Bend and Central Oregon farmers markets!