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Get fresh at Clark County’s six farmers markets

Sample the season’s best fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts, more

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: June 13, 2024, 6:05am
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A flower vendor picks out a flower for a custom bouquet at the East Vancouver Farmers Market in 2016.
A flower vendor picks out a flower for a custom bouquet at the East Vancouver Farmers Market in 2016. (The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

Nothing heralds the start of summer more than Clark County’s seasonal farmers markets, which are in full swing and will be open weekly through autumn.

The Vancouver Farmers Market, boasting an array of 250 vendors, has become so popular that it’s now open year-round.

Downtown Vancouver’s market is just one of five weekly markets around the county where shoppers can stock up on produce and products from farms and artisans in Southwest Washington.

Farmers markets are also a great way to meet the people who cultivated or created your market purchase. If you are curious about your local market’s vendors, click on the provided websites. Many markets offer vendor lists and maps so you’ll know what to expect when you get there.

Happy shopping and bon appetit!

Ridgefield Farmers Market

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through the end of September; Davis Park, 337-411 N. Third Ave., Ridgefield.

Vendors sell local produce, plant starts, baked goods, flowers, soaps, jewelry, home décor items and clothing. The market also has a co-op table where farmers sell locally grown fruits and vegetables. The market is also looking for singers and musicians to perform for a few hours each Saturday. For details about selling at the co-op table, performing or volunteering, email rfm98642@gmail.com or call 360-931-3421. Visit https://bit.ly/4eiJFkw for up-to-date information about vendors and special events.

Camas Farmer’s Market

3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 2; Fourth Avenue from Everett to Franklin streets.

Shoppers will find freshly harvested seasonal produce, flowers, natural products and a variety of prepared and hot foods. The market includes cooking demonstrations, healthy living and gardening information, kids’ activities at the Kids’ Connection booth and live music. For more information about 2024 vendors or to sign up for the Camas Farmer’s Market weekly newsletter, visit camasfarmersmarket.org.

Salmon Creek Farmers’ Market

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 3; entrance to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 N.E. 139th St., Salmon Creek. Harvest Halloween Market scheduled Oct. 31.

The market features fresh, local produce, prepared food, flowers and artisan products. Farms include Munoz Berry Farms, Jacki’s Heirloom Garden, Sassy Creek Nursery, Yellow Door Cottage and Apiary, Mason Farm and Brush Prairie Farm. Most farms represented at the market use sustainable methods. The market offers a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program match and reward cards giving $10 in market tokens after 10 visits to the market. Shoppers can park in the parking garage. Find information about 2024 vendors at salmoncreekfarmersmarket.com.

La Center Farmers Market

4 to 7 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 23; La Center Church, Aspen Avenue and Sixth Street.

The market features 23 vendors selling local produce, artisan products and food with live music and covered outdoor seating. New vendors are welcome to apply. Get a list of vendors at lacenterchurch.org/home/vendors.

East Vancouver Farmers Market

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 26; Columbia Tech Center park, 17701 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.

In addition to locally grown farm produce, shoppers will find artisan foods and products such as Funky Fresh Juice, RainBro Crafts, Sunrise Bagels, Amilkar Hummus, Windy Ridge Livestock, Kali Kantina Filipino food, Sithean Acres honey, Twin Cylinder Coffee, Paradise Sweets Chocolates, Not Bread gluten- and dairy-free seed loaves, Nutz-R-Us and Tammy’s Cookie Co. Get a vendor map at vancouverfarmersmarket.com.

Vancouver Farmers Market

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays April through October; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays November through March; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through October; intersection of Eighth and Esther streets in downtown Vancouver. The market is closed on Dec. 21 and 28.

The pet-friendly market features local farm products, original artisan creations and quality prepared foods. The market is Southwest Washington’s No. 1 visitor attraction and home to more than 250 vendors. Shoppers will find produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, food, pet treats and accessories for the home and garden. See a vendor list at vancouverfarmersmarket.com.

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