The farmers market in Westmorleand -- held on Wednesdays from its beginning -- now switches to midday Saturdays

DAVID F. ASHTON - Picture the Moreland Farmers Market right here! This is the south parking lot of Westmoreland Park; but, on May 21, itll be the new Saturday midday location of the Moreland Farmers Market. Its the largest space the market has yet enjoyed. With news that the parking lot near Wilhelm's Portland Memorial which has hosted the Moreland Farmers Market recently is now unavailable, organizers searched for a new location.

"Our opening day will be on a Saturday – May 21 – from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Changing to being a weekend market is certainly new for us," remarked the market's manager, Lannie Kali, in late March.

The MFM opened in 2005 in the small parking lot across from the Moreland Theater in the Westmoreland neighborhood. Needing more space, they moved to the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot, and later moved to space donated for years by Wilhelm's Portland Memorial in their south parking lot – and then their north parking lot – both along S.E.14th Street. The south parking lot was sold for development a few years ago, and now the second one has been as well.

On April 9, Kali told THE BEE, "Great news! Our new location is the south parking lot of Westmoreland Park, near the intersection of S.E. 23rd Avenue and Umatilla Street. "There is a great grassy area nearby where families can picnic and play in the shade, as well as abundant parking. We are thrilled!"

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On April 26, after THE BEE had been printed and mailed, we received an email from the Moreland Farmers Market "clarifying" its new location as being on S.E. Clayborne Street, between 17th Avenue and Milwaukie Avenue. This is apparently the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot in Westmoreland. The Market will still be, as previously announced, on Saturdays, 10 to 2 middays, when its season starts on May 21.

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