The Hillsboro Farmers Markets Are Back!
The Saturday Market opened Saturday April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will run through October 30 Downtown at the Civic Center Plaza. This year the market offers pre-orders via What's Good, curbside pickup, a $10 SNAP match and $10 Veteran's match. The Market Sprouts program for kids starts in June.
Besides the freshest fruits and vegetables, the Market offers baked goods, beverages like kombucha and vodka, soaps and chocolates. You can pick up BBQ, crepes or a cookie to eat right away. Decorate your home with candles or your self with jewelry. There is something for everyone!
The Orenco Station Market opened Sunday April 25 and runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. through October 31 between N.E. 61 st Avenue and N.E. Orenco Station Parkway north of N.E. Cornell Road. The Sunday market also offers pre-orders via What's Good, curbside pickup, a $10 SNAP match and $10 Veteran's match. The Market Sprouts program for kids starts in June here too.
Markets will follow guidelines provided by state and federal authorities in order to provide as much protection as possible for both customers and vendors. We are also observing and communicating with other farmers' markets in Oregon, Washington, and California for further ideas to enhance that safety. Measures will include:
Reconfigure the Markets' layouts to preserve safety and allow for social distancing
Development and implementation of updated emergency plan for COVID-19 operations
Provide proper PPE to staff and volunteers
Provide handwashing stations with hand sanitizer for staff, vendors, and customers.
Regular sanitization of common surfaces
Cancelling all non-essential programs and services
Provide additional space between vendors
All Market Staff/Volunteers will wear safety vests for ease of identification
Have assigned Social Distancing Officers to monitor safety throughout the market.
Zero tolerance policy for coming to work sick
Customers will be required to:
Follow all market signs and regulations
Masks are required
Please remain at home if you are sick, have possibly been exposed to COVID-19, and/or are at high-risk
Pre-order as much as possible
Follow social distancing rules enforced by the markets (6ft minimum)
Limit shoppers per household at the markets (if applicable)
Leave your dogs and other pets at home
Wash your hands regularly and bring your own hand sanitizer
Prepay or use a card rather than cash for purchases
Take hot food to-go, unless a designated seating area is provided.
Visit www.hillsboromarkets.org for more information. The 2021 market season will be different but still great. Come see us next weekend.