Farmer’s markets, found all over the Portland area, carry a wide variety of locally grown produce, baked goods, meats and seafood, gourmet cheeses, honeys, jams, juices, flowers, plants and more. Most farmer’s markets book local musicians for entertainment and usually host a few food carts and other community booths. Farmer’s markets generally start in the spring time and run through fall, although a few continue to run into winter and all year round. The offerings are seasonal, so you can expect to find strawberries in the summer, peppers in the fall and limited fresh items in the winter. For a list of seasonal fruits and vegetables in Oregon, here is a good resource at aglink.com.