Oregon Saturday markets: From Medford to the coast (through corvallis)
I will be driving from from Medford to the coast in a couple of Saturdays on a wy to a family reunion. I have a tight budget to cook for the reunion, and want to pick up good fresh veggies and fruit at a good price. What markets would be my best bet on the drive - either traditional farmer's market or other permanent markets.
in Ashland, the RV grower's market operates on Saturday.
There's also a grower's market in DT Grants Pass on Saturday mornings.
edit: appears there is also a new Saturday edition at Black Oak Village in Medford, which is on Barnett
by RVMC.That's a new one on me.
I haven't been this year yet to Roseburg's - http://www.uvfarmersmarket.com/index.html - it's been such a late year, but that might work for you. It's a pretty easy on and off I-5.
And Eugene's - http://www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org/ - is talked about a lot, though I admit I've never been.
Thank you. I am staying in Medford and was thinking about either the Rough Valley or Eugene, although finding that my hotel is minutes from one of my favorite chocolatiers I might end up not leaving Medford so early. I dought I could get there before they close the day before given the 7.5 hour drive to get to Medford.
Do you think Roseburg is a better price than the other markets? My family isn't too into strange veggies/fruit (unfortunately) so I will be staying with the tried and true - stone fruit, lettuce, green beans, carrots, onions. I'll have my veggie box from my CSA here I'll take but that only usually lasts me a couple of days. I love veggies.
I don't really know price comparisons. Roseburg is a rural area; Eugene is a bit more urban in many ways. Roseburg should be pretty basic but keep in mind that the season is really late this year, especially up here, so your choices may be more limited than you'd like.
Another option, which is a bit further out of your way in Roseburg, is Kruse's Farm Market, just off Garden Valley Rd. at 532 Melrose Rd. They often have a U Pick, too. Some of the produce they sell at the market is not local, but it is all well marked. Look carefully for freshness.