Market Day on the North Oregon Coast

By Cheri Brubaker | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The farmers market seems to live and breathe. It evolves throughout the summer and concludes with a bounty of harvest in the fall. Right now the season is in full swing with the flowers blooming and the berries ripe! In addition to fresh produce, flowers, delicious food and art, each local market has its very own vibe with distinct highlights. 

A meeting place for the community, these farmers markets offer an opportunity to catch up with your neighbors. For visitors, farmers markets offer a glimpse into the heart and soul of these wonderful cities and towns. To find an artisanal gift, fresh produce or locally caught seafood, head to one of these fantastic North Coast farmers markets this summer.

Long Beach Peninsula, WA

On Friday afternoons Columbia-Pacific Farmers' Market brings regional food to local consumers from 12 to 5 p.m. in Long Beach. Dedicated to building a healthy community, this market promotes performing arts and children's activities.

Perfectly situated on the waterfront, the Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco offers fine art and handcrafted items as well as fresh produce, tasty food and music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Astoria & Warrenton

There's a new market in Warrenton on Thursdays. Find produce, food and crafts at Fishermen and Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Warrenton Marina. 

The Astoria Sunday Market has nearly 200 vendors lining 12th St. from Marine Dr. to Exchange St. on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This week Bar K Buckaroos will entertain you with their original tunes. Learn more about what has grown to be the second-largest farmers market in Oregon here.

Seaside

For entertainment during your shopping trip, Sam Densmore will perform at Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District's Seaside Farmers’ Market this week. You will find vendors from local wineries and distilleries in addition to an array of coastal farms and artists at this busy market. You can even get a massage or visit an apothecary for a healing tea or tonic in the heart of Seaside on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m.

Cannon Beach

The Cannon Beach Farmers Market vendors offer a wide selection of quality meats and seafood, organic cheeses and artisan foods in the parking lot adjacent to City Hall. The City of Cannon Beach hosts this farmers market each Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m.

Manzanita

If you’re still hungry for entertainment to complement your shopping experience, head to the Manzanita Farmers Market this Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. There, while you peruse the more than-70 food, farm, art and nonprofit vendors, you can also dance along to music from The Merlins.

Tillamook

If you miss Sam Densmore on Wednesday in Seaside, you can catch him at the Neskowin Farmer's Market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at the Neskowin Beach Wayside, you'll find produce, plants and flowers, as well as meat, seafood and cheese.

With food demonstrations, live music and The Food Hero Program for kids, the Tillamook Farmers Market is a perfect place for food and fun on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located in downtown Tillamook, this old-fashioned farmers market puts shoppers and vendors in the perfect place to connect with others in the community.

You'll find arts and crafts in addition to fresh produce and baked goods at the Pacific City Farmers Market on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This week, Audio Tattoo will be there performing live. For a great place to have lunch or find an original, handcrafted gift or some fresh produce for dinner, head to one of these fantastic Tillamook summer markets. 

Each market offers a wonderful opportunity to explore new sights and sounds, meet new people and discover the finest fresh, regional foods. A celebration of the season, the local area, food and culture, farmers markets are beloved features in their communities.

As you make your way along the North Coast, be sure to check out our calendars for other fun Daytime Events and Nightlife happenings in these towns. For a must-see event if you’re in Tillamook, don't forget this is Dory Days Weekend in Pacific City! Drive safely. Have fun!

All photo credits to EO Media

About the Author Cheri Brubaker
Cheri Brubaker is a writer living on the Oregon Coast. She enjoys sharing her favorite places to dine, hike, shop and explore this beautiful, rugged place she is so fortunate to call home. Join Cheri as she guides you along Oregon's spectacular North Coast.