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9 U.S. farmers markets every food lover should visit

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 2, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
Portland Farmers Market

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Portland Farmers Market

Portland has one of the most organized and well-attended collections of farmers markets in the U.S. Something is going on every Tuesday through Sunday, meaning that residents of this Oregon metropolis can have fresh food on their table daily. The Saturday market, at Portland State University, is the main event. A majority of the vendors and customers are very knowledgeable about the produce and are active participants in the city's lively organic scene. Samples and cooking information are available and provide visitors with a hands-on experience.