On May 31, the Tigard Farmers Market opened for the 28th season! The market is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Downtown Tigard on Tigard Street. There is over 34 vendors that will fill the street each Sunday with fresh local products like produce, meats, eggs, plants, crafts and more.
Now more than ever before is the time to shop local. The market is focused on the safety of the patrons, vendors and staff. We have put in some new policies to make sure the market is a safe space for everyone. We want to give you an overview of what you will see at the market this season.
We have moved the market to Tigard Street to allow more space for social distancing. Each booth will be spaced 5′ apart from each other to add space for lines. We will also be limiting the market to 100 patrons at a time to make sure there is enough space to social distance. The market will be on Tigard Street and in the parking lot for Rotary Plaza.
While walking through the market, there will be sanitizing stations available at vendor booths. All vendors and staff will be wearing masks. We are highly recommending that patrons wear a mask while shopping at the market for the safety of our vendors, staff and other patrons. We are also requiring that highly touched spaces are cleaned frequently.
Traditionally, patrons could purchase tokens at the information booth with their credit card. To help with sanitation, we will no longer be selling the $5 tokens at the information booth. If you have leftover $5 tokens, you are still able to use them at the market. We have encouraged all vendors to take credit cards at their booth. We’ll continue to help patrons with SNAP benefits (EBT) at the information booth. We are excited to be able to offer the SNAP Matching Program again this year. SNAP participants can use their benefits at the information booth and get up to $15 in additional SNAP dollars to use at the market. Our SNAP Matching Program is sponsored by Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District.
New this season, we will be adding a new way to shop at the market. You will be able to order your market goods in advance and pick it up at the information booth. The market will be listed on the app called “What’s Good”. You can order online using your phone or from your computer.
For more information on our COVID-19 safety plan, please check out our website and social media.
We look forward to continuing to bring fresh local products to Tigard. Join us on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Downtown Tigard on Tigard Street.