On my bus ride to work this morning, as the sun started breaking up the high clouds, I started getting excited: crisp morning air, warm sun on my jacketed back, fresh air – add a little sunscreen and it reminds me of snowboarding, but add the smell of earth and growing things and it reminds me of the coming Portland Farmers Markets.
The first one to open up is the Saturday PSU market: start looking forward to local produce on March 20th.
I personally tend to gravitate toward the Hollywood Farmers Market, opening in May, but this year I plan to branch out. The goal is to visit all of them – we’ll see how that goes! I’ll do my best to provide little tidbits about the individual markets, as well as samples of arrangements you can create with from not only local flowers, but foods as well!