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Old Town Farmers Market: Sweet Tastes, Live Cooking Shows, and Exotic Vegetables

Chocolate covered sunflower seed pancakes, topped with braeburn applesauce from the Orange Table.
Chocolate covered sunflower seed pancakes, topped with braeburn applesauce from the Orange Table.
Shelby Moore

The carrot, beet, and onion selection from Maya's Farm
The carrot, beet, and onion selection from Maya's Farm
Shelby Moore
Water cooler shot: five amongst the crowd, eating a sandwich that most likely came from Pork on a Fork next to them.
Water cooler shot: five amongst the crowd, eating a sandwich that most likely came from Pork on a Fork next to them.
Shelby Moore

Take, for instance, the produce offerings. Ask any frequenter - McClendon's Select is the top dog at the Old Town Market. They've got several varieties of almost any seasonal, organic vegetables and fruits, and they bring seemingly bottomless baskets of the stuff that nearly sell out across six check-out stations. But as big of an operation as they are, a shadow remains to be cast over other rockstar vendors, notably Maya's Farm for colorful carrots and plump beets, or Blue Sky Farms that carry not only staple vegetables, but a collection of the exotic - peacock kale, rapini, red chard - and a range of root vegetables that will spice up (better yet, replace) your next dish of mashed potatoes. 

Especial Tuna could be one of the coolest vendors at the market. The owner takes his dog up to the coast of Oregon and catches all of his own tuna.
Especial Tuna could be one of the coolest vendors at the market. The owner takes his dog up to the coast of Oregon and catches all of his own tuna.
A chocolate offering from Sweet Republic being enjoyed.
A chocolate offering from Sweet Republic being enjoyed.
Shelby Moore
Gina's Homemade now offers pizzas that are a sinch to finish baking once you're home.
Gina's Homemade now offers pizzas that are a sinch to finish baking once you're home.
Shelby Moore


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