The Newport Saturday Farmers Market is back. The Newport Saturday Farmers Market kicked off the season yesterday to big crowds and lots of happy faces. The Newport Farmers Market has been running for decades and is the second longest running farmers market in Oregon. The Newport Farmers Market features local growers, both organic and more traditional appearing on the south lawn of Newport City Hall and on Avery Street every Saturday through October 29th.
Being the middle of May, the farmers market is offering early produce which includes peas, lettuce, greens, radishes, potatoes, and, as always, herbs. New products anticipated throughout the season includes eggs from ducks – not just chickens, wool, henna body illustrations, extensive arts and crafts and fruit smoothies blended through bicycle pedal power as well as baked fish munchies. There are scrumptious pastries, breads, kettle corn, pizza, superb gourmet coffee, crepes, veggie burgers and soups and dips. The farmers market is also a good source for getting your home’s exterior looking more like summer with perennial flowers, bedding plants and other shrubs that give a more full look to enhance your home’s “curb appeal.” Even tai chi demonstrations for Baby Boomers!
In addition to cash and credit cards, the farmers market now accepts the Oregon Trail EBT cards (food stamps). Those who would like to help stretch Oregon Trail EBT card buying power can stop by the big farmers market lemonade stand and buy a lemonade. Profits are plowed right back into matching funds that enhances the buying power of those with Oregon Trail cards. The market also accepts WIC and Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program checks.