Charbonneau farmers market to open Sunday
After a four-week trial run last year, Alexis Purcell, who also runs a farmers market on the north side of the Willamette River in Wilsonville, is continuing a market in Charbonneau this year.
The weekly event will open 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at the village center near Lux Sucre Desserts and continue on Sundays after that.
Some of the 20 vendors include Red Chair Farm, Kelly's Tacos, Urban Cowgirl Trading Company and 503 Distilling. Purcell said that the market initially will focus on garden items like veggie starts and hanging baskets, but more produce will be available as the weather improves.
"Once we get into the nicer weather we'll have produce and berries from different farms in Wilsonville," Purcell said.
Purcell also runs another farmers market in Wilsonville that has taken place at a couple venues over the years, and she's searching for a location. She's hoping that market will open in May. However, new state guidelines that designate Clackamas County as extreme risk for COVID-19 will limit what she's able to offer at both locations.
"Right now, people want to be out and about and want to be outdoors. If you can get your groceries and keep it local and support your local vendors and be outside and be 'safe,' then why not?" Purcell said.
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