Of the many joyful rituals that greet the return of Spring in Eugene, the opening of the Lane County Farmers Market, and the Eugene Saturday Market, is perhaps the most delicious and festive. Starting April 1st on, 9am at 8th and Oak St. it’s the perfect Saturday ritual – grab your market basket and head out to fill it with farm fresh, seasonal produce, dairy, flowers, and more, all from local producers. So if you find yourself spending rainy afternoons daydreaming and planning your route through the market, here are a few classic and new vendors to consider adding to your itinerary:
New Eats at the Farmers Market
Billion New Friends Kombucha - Named after the countless number of helpful probiotic critters it contains, featuring bright Spring-y flavors like Blueberry and Lemon Ginger.
Mama's Love Bakery - Cakes, cake pops and other confections made from locally grown fruits and veggies like berries, apples, carrot, zucchini, and pumpkin.
Humble Farm - A Veneta farm featuring heirloom vegetables and fruits, and heritage chicken.
The Hummus Stop - Mediterranean cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients, featuring local-vegetable hummus, pita chips, tzatziki, and tabbouleh.
Vivacity Spirits - Locally distilled spirits, vodka, gin, rum, brandy, and coffee liqueur. Perfect for the home mixologist looking to bring fresh spring herbs to their garden party libations.
Camas Farm - An organic and biodynamic farm in Coburg that was voted one of the best CSAs by Eugene Weekly readers. Their booth features fresh blueberries in the summer months.
Egoroff Farm - Fresh berries from the north Willamette Valley. Keep an eye out at the end of summer for late season berries.
Real Live Food - Gluten-free, vegetable-based wraps and sushi. The perfect meal to fuel a day of shopping, gardening, and relaxing.
New Crafts at the Saturday Market
Sustella - Fused glass jewelry, leatherwork, and postcards from original paintings with nautical themes that transport you to the Oregon Coast.
The Wise Owl - Michelle Farley’s vegan health and beauty products are 100% chemical free, with aromatic ingredients like lavender and rosehips.
Nicole Hummel Pottery - Beautiful and unique pottery, mugs and bowls inspired by the texture and patterns of the natural world.
Aesch Lengstorf - Abstract painting in bright summery palates and wildlife motifs that keep the spirit of the season all year long.
Erika Saldaña Art - Paintings of natural themes, both landscape and animal portraits, and polymer earrings.
LunarHoney - Hannah Themann makes functional and fabric art in whimsical patterns, including handbound books, screen printed patches & flags.
Barfoot Lazer Tie Dye - Josh Wojcik’s tie dyed clothing and tapestries mix traditional tie-dye with more modern themes, like Pokemon.
The TOAD shop - Sarah Grace Stark makes small wall accents and decoration featuring inspirational quotes crafted on beech wood with pops of dried flowers.
Moorishly - Whimsical, elemental bags constructed by Karen Moore from ethnic and sometimes humorous fabrics. Fun and functional wearable art.
Vintage Green - Lisa Goldspink makes use of discarded and recycled materials to create earrings, necklaces, bracelets and hair accessories.