Vancouver Farmers Market Now Open
March, 24 2022
Friends and Artists,
Spring is officially upon us, and with the return of the cherry blossoms and daffodils, each weekend until October 30th downtown is abuzz with the presence of the Vancouver Farmers Market.
Over 250 vendors present their wares between 8th Street and Grant, and along Esther Street between 6th and 8th Streets from 9 AM until 2 PM every Saturday and Sunday.
A staple of the downtown community since 1990, the Vancouver Farmers Market is the #1 attraction for visitors to Vancouver and was honored in 2020 as being recognized as Washington State's #1 Farmers Market by the National Farmers Market Coalition.
Rain or shine, shoppers can discover unique gifts from a broad variety of vendors. Artisan goat's milk soap, organic catnip, heirloom seeds, handcrafted candles, and honey from local apiaries delight patrons looking for unique gifts to share. The artistic community is also well represented along the row of merchants; those looking for the perfect accent piece to make their space special can find paintings, sculpture, pottery, and garden art to suit every taste.
With the gardening season now upon us, those with a green thumb cannot resist the variety of perennial favorites and exotic options available from nurseries across the region. Local flower farms present the opportunity of gathering a custom bouquet for any occasion.
Local vineyards and farms give visitors to the market the opportunity to craft an organic gourmet spread, all locally sourced. The Snap Market Match program allows patrons to utilize their Snap benefits; visit the Market Information Booth at the start of your market experience to utilize this program.
More information about the market including the process of selling at the market may be found at the Vancouver Farmers Market website.
*photo - Vancouver Famers Market Facebook
And Now For This Week’s Top Picks…
MUSIC | Pablo Rivarola Quartet At Brickhouse
Seattle born trumpet player, composer, pianist and bandleader, Pablo Rivarola has been playing music for as long as he can remember. Arriving in Portland in 2018, Pablo quickly made a name for himself as one of the region's premier musicians to hear. With a combination of blinding ability on his horn and a warm, sensitive sound Pablo's playing has caught the attention of the Pacific Northwest's jazz and neo-soul heavyweights. His compositions range from somber, thoughtful melodies with rich harmony, to burning swing, to infectious grooves. Whether he's playing trumpet and piano at the same time, or taking an acrobatic solo, Pablo always brings a unique sound that you don't want to miss. Friday, March 25, 2022 8 PM Free Brickhouse 109 W 15th St Vancouver, WA 98660 *Photo - Reed Ricker
MUSIC | VSO Evening Of Jazz
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the return of celebrated jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Ken Peplowski for the return of VSO USA's annual Evening of Jazz live benefit concert and dinner, along with GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Diego Figueiredo. Saturday, March 26, 2022 5:30 PM $100 7801 NE Greenwood Dr Vancouver, WA 98662
THEATRE | Pacific Stageworks Gala
Join Pacific Stageworks for this swinging night of dancing, dining, drinks and much more! Support the arts in Vancouver, WA while enjoying the sweet and hot music of the 1920s and 30s with the Ensemble Gitane, a quartet formed from members of The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra! Friday, April 8, 2022 7 PM $50 Academy Ballroom 400 E Evergreen Blvd Vancouver, WA 98660
MUSIC | Rose City Brass Quintet CD Release Recital At The Old Church
Rose City Brass Quintet celebrates the release of their first album, "Disquiet". Conceived of and recorded during the intersection of the global pandemic and the social strife of 202, RCBQ has commissioned and curated a set of works that speak to our times. Newly written works by Joyce Solomon Moorman, Dana Reason, Joey Sellers and Lars Campbell, some focusing on the isolation of the pandemic, others around the racial inequities that permeate our society, pair with the existing works by David Sampson and Thomas Svoboda, speaking to the themes of oppression and isolation via the tragedies of the Greensboro Massacre and the tyrannical Communism in Czechoslovakia. Through these pieces, RCBQ aims to grapple, imperfectly, with this shared moment of disquiet. Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:30 PM $10 - $30 The Old Church Concert hall 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97201