Due to forecasted high temperatures the market will close at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday
Oregon City Times | July 29, 2022 | Oregon City news
The Oregon City Farmer’s Market, normally open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., will close early this weekend due to forecasted temperatures of 102 degrees expected on Saturday, July 30.
In a recent blog post, Oregon City Farmer’s Market Director Jess Land wrote the decision was not made lightly since the market’s goal is to provide both its vendors ample time to sell and customers plenty of time to shop.
“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our customers, vendors and staff we will close at 1:00 p.m. instead of 2:00 pm this week,” she wrote. “While some of our vendors are taking the weekend off due to high temperature, our farms will be here with abundant amounts of fresh food.”
Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency last Tuesday (July 26) for most of Oregon through the end of July as a heatwave continues to pummel the state.
The current heatwave isn’t as bad as last year’s record-breaking June heat dome when Oregon City hit 117 degrees and Portland reached 116. But most of the state still faces highs in the high 90s or 100s through the weekend, and hot temperatures will persist overnight.
Campfire Farms is featured this week at the Oregon City Farmer’s Market. Check out this recipe for fresh pork belly, which Campfire Farms will offer this weekend.
The Oregon City Farmer’s Market is located at 2051 Kaen Rd (corner of Kaen and Beavercreek Roads).
Read the Oregon City Farmer’s Market blog post at PDXFoodPress.com.