Farmers' Markets

Oregon Farmers' Markets Association - The mission of OFMA is "To sustain and promote Oregon farmers’ markets while  building community support and economic stability for Oregon’s family farms,  small food producers, processors and artisans."

Oregon's Farm Direct Marketing Law allows farmers to sell, direct to end users, certain agricultural products that they themselves grow, without an Oregon Agricultural Department food safety license. The Law also exempts from licensing certain processed products made from ingredients grown by the farmer. 

Read more about the Law and rules in these two ODA guides: 

U.S. Farmers' Markets Directory - This directory is designed to provide members of the public with convenient access to information about U.S. farmers market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, and accepted forms of payment.

North American Farm Direct Marketing Association - North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association is a Membership Association dedicated to nurturing the farm direct marketing industry.

Local Farmers' Markets

Farmers Markets in Oregon - OFMA member markets are posted with complete market information including market times, dates, location and type of payments accepted. To find a market near you, visit the member directory below or click on a location on the interactive map.

Farmers' Markets and Roadside Stands Finder - Looking for local fresh, farm grown produce, natural meats and cheese, or crafts? Then this is the site for you. Whether you are planning a trip to Oregon, planning to move here, or already live here, the finder can help identify the farmers markets and roadside stands most convenient to you.

    Research Publications

      U.S. Farmers' Markets 2000: A Study of Emerging Trends - There is currently a lack of information pertaining to farmers' markets and their operations on a national level. Many publications describe state- or local-level farmers' market demographics and operations.

          Extension's Role with Farmers' Markets: Working with Farmers, Consumers, and Communities - Farmers' markets are popular outlets for fresh food in many communities. Consumers choose to shop at these markets for a number of reasons, including freshness, appearance, and taste of produce, as well as enjoying the atmosphere of such a market.

            Establishing and Operating a Community Farmers' Market - Consumers today are expressing renewed interest in buying food directly from the farmer or grower. At one time, farmers’ markets flourished.

              Farmers' Markets in Kansas: A Profile of Vendors and Market Organization - Early morning bustle, mounds of freshly picked fruits and vegetables, tempting home-baked goods, nest-laid brown eggs, the hum of customers and vendors mingling with each other...these are just some of the sights and sounds of a farmers’ market.

                Direct Farm Marketing and Tourism Handbook - This guide is designed to help farm and ranch operators (and other individuals who grow or process food products) market their products and services directly to the consumer.

                Other Resources

                Project for Public Spaces - Project for Public Spaces is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.