Eugene, Oregon - Eugene Saturday Market
Every Saturday, between April and Thanksgiving, local artists, farmers and vendors come together to sell their homemade products in the heart of downtown Eugene. No matter the weather, the artists set up their booth and display their work, which ranges from paintings to furniture to musical instruments. There are food vendors that offer delicious, healthy options for lunch that can be enjoyed while watching live music in the International Food Court.
Since it’s beginning, the Saturday Market has become an institution in Eugene. The market was founded on a set of principles that were established when the market was first started in 1970; the two basic principles required are that the market be first and foremost non-profit, and that everything sold at the market is made, grown or gathered by the person selling it (or by a family member or partner). Other principles considered high priority are that the market is outside, located downtown, on public property, and that it is non-juried. This general philosophy is still practiced today.
Neighbor the Saturday Market is the Lane County Farmers Market located directly across the street. Although it originally started in association with the Saturday Market, it became independent in 1979. They also follow the principle of everything having to be made, grown or gathered by the person selling it. Today, the Lane County Farmers Market is comprised of over 150 growers and producers that provide healthy, fresh, in-season produce to the citizens of Eugene.
Named the “Best Place for a Family Outing” in Eugene’s The Register-Guard, the Eugene Saturday Market is guaranteed to provide wholesome entertainment for every member of the family. For more information, visit www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org or www.lanecountyfarmersmarket.org.