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Mount Hood Farmers Market will be open weekly from 3-7 p.m. Fridays throughout the season

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - Vendors and customers alike smiled at each other from behind masks while enjoying the opening day of the outdoor Mount Hood Farmers Market season on June 5. Though the Mount Hood Farmers Market has been offering online ordering and no-contact pick-up for items for weeks, the outdoor market finally opened to shoppers Friday, June 5. With concerns abo,ut COVID-19 still very real, the AntFarm staff who manage the market, had safety forefront in their minds when laying out the space this year.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - Slice of Heaven farms had staff picking up and bagging items for customers so as to minimize contact between people and the produce. All vendors wear masks and customers are encouraged to as well. Customers are also only allowed to browse items with their eyes and not their hands so as to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - The Mount Hood Farmers Market featured more than a dozen vendors on opening day on Friday, June 5. "After so much planning and adjusting to COVID it was all worth it," said market manager Carolanne Platt. "I want to thank everyone from the customers to our vendors who came to support the Friday farmers market. It was wonderful to see everyone coming together while also following our community safety protocols. We had an extremely successful opening day with tons of positive energy."

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - 4Hearts Kombucha was one of several vendors at opening day, serving up bottles and cans of kombucha sans tasting because of health concerns. More than a dozen vendors came out Friday, selling everything from farm-fresh veggies and eggs to locally brewed kombucha, handmade knives and soaps and more.

The market will be open every Friday from 3-7 p.m. throughout the season.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - Chickadee & Cedar Soap Co. was among the first vendors to come out to the outdoor market in Sandy for the season."Our market mission is to support our local farmers, makers, artists and to provide our community with quality goods," Platt added.

The market is still welcoming new vendors. Those who are interested in joining the Mount Hood Farmers Market should email Carolanne Platt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - Peggy Price of Magnolia Designs shows off some of her handmade aprons to customers at the June 5 market.

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