Definitive Guide to Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets
There’s a certain old-world charm in going to the local market, picking out fresh produce, engaging with the local community and coming home with unique treasures. If you’re someone who is looking for a fun way to spend the day with your family shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, enjoying featured musicians, and engage with the local community, Hillsboro Farmers Market is the place for you! To learn more about us, please keep on reading.
A tradition since 1982, the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market is a seasonal open-air market where you can find fresh, seasonal produce and artisanal products. Available at 4 locations in Hillsboro, the market celebrates the city’s rich agricultural history by connecting the community with local farmers and artisans.
What Can You Expect to Find
Fresh seasonal fruits and veggies straight from the local farms
Plants, flowers, and herbs for your garden + tips from farmers on how to grow and take care of them
Eggs, meat and dairy products sourced from farms where animals are raised locally, humanely and without growth hormones
Freshly baked goods such as pies, bread, cookies and other scrumptious homemade goodies
Piping hot food courtesy of local food trucks and restaurants
Handcrafted artisanal products like skin care, jewelry, art, clothing to other miscellaneous products. Basically, everything you need for your home and yourself!
Live music & entertainment
Why Should You Shop at HFM
Get fresh, nutritious, in-season produce straight from the local farms
Score awesome artisanal products
Interact with the farmers and get useful gardening and grocery buying tips.
Option to try before you buy
Available at a convenient location near you
Perfect place for family fun/ day date
Contribute to the community's health and economic growth
Location & Times
Many of our vendors do accept credit/debit cards, but some of them do not. You may use your credit/debit cards at our information booth to exchange for market tokens or use cash while making the purchase.
For further details about the tokens click here.
It is our comprehensive cooking, demonstration, and education program that promotes food literacy and builds stronger connections with local food systems.
A program designed for kids to engage with the local farmers and get to know where their food comes from in order to improve health outcomes and inspire a new generation of informed and healthy eaters.HFM implements an incentive program where kids who complete scheduled activities receive tokens that they can use to purchase fruits, veggies, and other local products at the market.
Enjoy live music at our markets which features a diverse collection of local musicians throughout the season.
You can enjoy these events at the Downtown Hillsboro Saturday Market & Orenco Sunday Market.
We believe in increasing community access to an abundance of quality, healthy, local foods. With this goal in mind, we are proud to host programs that match customer purchases up to $10 for the amazing produce and products found at our markets. We can provide these programs through the generous support of sponsorships and grants.
Market shoppers using an Oregon Trail card are eligible for our SNAP Match program. Through sponsor donations, we are able to match up to the first $10 spent per customer per market.
Hillsboro veterans have the opportunity to spread their food budget further through our Veteran’s Match program. It’s a small token of thanks from us to you for your service to our country.
For further details click here.
HILLSBORO FARMERS’ MARKETS POSTER CONTEST
We host an annual poster contest for the local middle and high school students which opens in October and closes in February. The winner receives an exciting prize package which includes a $100 cash prize along with a gift card to ColoursArt in downtown Hillsboro. For further details, click here.
Special Events/Activities: Market Kitchen Signature Events
As part of our Market Kitchen program, we host a series of community food competition events. All community members are eligible to participate in these events.
Bread Bake Off: Get ready to be enticed with the smell of warm freshly baked bread as you come to the market at the end of May! At our bread baking competition- Bread Bake Off, samples are collected in two categories: Sweet and Savory.
Jam On!: Who doesn’t love homemade jams, preserves, and jellies! Get ready to sample an array of fruity deliciousness made from our farm fresh ingredients at our jam and jelly making competition- Jam On! held at the end of July.
Salsation!: Our salsa tasting competition held at the beginning of September! Salsa entries are collected in five categories: Mild, Medium, Hot, Salsa Verde, and Specialty.
Chilli Cook-Off: We celebrate the last market of each season with a warm, tasty treat – chili! Chili entries are collected, sampled by customers, and voted on to select the “People’s Choice.”
For more information about the market kitchen please click here.
Hosted Community Events: Proud to be HSD Festival
Join us on the 2nd Saturday of May to celebrate and support Hillsboro’s talented students and their amazing accomplishments while learning about the variety of opportunities available to them! Events include a mascot showdown, athletic activities and games, HSD students art walk, and student music, dance, and poetry readings/performances. Proud to be HSD is held in conjunction with the Downtown Hillsboro Farmers' Market.
To know more click here.
Hosted Community Events: Public Works Day
Get a first-hand view of the heavy-duty equipment that keeps our city running on the 3rd Saturday of May. The City of Hillsboro’s annual Public Works Day features traffic signals, LED streetlights, and meter displays, and City of Hillsboro employees from Public Works, Water, and Parks & Recreation departments explaining how they use the equipment to keep the city moving throughout the year. Adults and children can also climb into the seats of a front end loader, hydro excavator, sanitary sewer and stormwater inspection van, meter truck, leak detection truck, ventrac mower, and tractor. The City of Hillsboro Public Works Day is held in conjunction with the Downtown Hillsboro Farmers’ Market.
Hosted Community Events: Celebrate Hillsboro
Get prepared to be entertained with live music, arts and crafts, free health screenings, and eco-friendly activities in the last week of July. Celebrate Hillsboro brings the city together on the streets of Downtown Hillsboro to honor and celebrate our thriving community. Event village areas showcase a wide variety of interactive activities for the entire family to promote the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan.
Hosted Community Events: Harvest Fest
Join us for this free event as we celebrate the end of the market season. Meet our featured vendors, sip on warm apple cider and hot chocolate and enjoy kids games, arts & crafts, chili cook-off and more!