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Farmers Markets Bountiful in Central Oregon (Video)

Central Oregon is lucky to have a bevy of farmers markets all over the region all summer long – all of which showcase the very diverse produce offerings many folks might not realize can be grown here. Beyond fruits and produce, the Central Oregon farmers markets feature locally raised and butchered beef, chicken and pork along with eggs, soap and more. Many of the markets offer live music, giving it a more “festival” atmosphere and some even have guest chefs doing cooking classes or talking about how to make amazing dishes with what you’re buying. Below is a list of some of the markets in the region. (Dates/Times subject to change.)

Tuesdays
Redmond, Centennial Park, 3 – 6

Wednesdays
Bend, Brooks Street (Downtown), 3 – 7
DD Ranch, Terrebonne, Through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Includes beef, lamb, pork, honey & eggs)

NWX Farmer's Market

Fridays
Bend, Mountain View High School Parking Lot, 2 – 6 (Beginning June 17th)
Sisters, Barclay Park, 3 – 6

Saturdays
Prineville, City Plaza, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bend, Northwest Crossing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Beginning June 18th)
Madras, Sahalee Park 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (except Aug. 5th)

PRINEVILLE FARMERS MARKET

Mackenzie Ballard
Mackenzie Ballard
Mackenzie Ballard is COVA's Marketing Manager and in-house videographer. She came to COVA after more than 5 years in front of a camera working as a TV journalist. Her true passion is writing. Growing up in Sandpoint, Idaho – Mackenzie spent her summers boating on Lake Pend Oreille and winters snowboarding Schweitzer. After graduating from the University of Idaho, Mackenzie tested out city-life in Portland; but bumper-to-bumper traffic and the rain finally took their toll on her and she packed up and headed to the High Desert. Now, it’s hard to get her to leave Bend, even just for the weekend. There are just too many amazing hikes, bike rides and camping spots to take advantage of in Central Oregon to go elsewhere.