The Tigard Area Farmers Market was started around 1993. Originally, the market was held on Saturday at the Portland Clinic parking lot on Oleson and Hall. Several years ago, The Portland Clinic started operating on Saturdays and needed the use of the parking area for their patients. We had the choice of having to find a new site or changing operations to Sunday. We put out questionnaires at the market and received support from our customers that helped us decide to make the change. The decision to hold the market on Sunday was also made to facilitate shopping for those who find it difficult to frequent the local markets held on Saturday. In 2006, the market moved again to the site in the Washington Square Too parking lot. The market was larger and the parking much better. In 2009, we have moved again, this time to the parking lot of Young's Funeral Home in Tigard. This location bring us and our vendors vast visibility being on Hwy 99.
The Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) has officially assumed responsibility for the operation of the Tigard Area Farmers Market in an agreement reached with Market Board Officers. Stan Baumhofer and Marland Henderson have been stewards of the Tigard Area Farmers Market for the last 20 years, each volunteering countless hours. Under their leadership they have tirelessly ensured an ongoing commitment to bring fresh and locally sourced produce, plants, food, and crafts to the community. The market they helped to create supports local farmers, provides a community gathering place, and has a loyal following.
Moving forward, the TACC will continue to ensure that residents in Tigard and the surrounding areas have access to the high quality produce they have come to expect - while continuing to offer programs that expand access to healthy food and support sustainability. In addition, the chamber will continue to direct market focus toward programs that bring business, farmers and community together in a way that benefits all.
TACC and the Market have already taken steps forward and are unveiling a new logo that captures the energy of the market. The logo design was graciously donated by Adam Crowell of 3 Spur Interactive (www.3spur.com), a local web and graphic design company.
About Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC)
The TACC, established in 1955, is a forward thinking membership organization which provides opportunities for consistent and sustainable long-term business growth! The TACC is creating a strong, interconnected business community where strength through collaboration and power through partnerships makes Business Soar. We do this by building a strong local economy, providing business networking, promoting our community and representing the interests of business with government.
About Tigard Area Farmers Market (TAFM)
The TAFM, established in 1993, is focused on bringing farmers, community and non-profits together in a way that benefits all. Farmers grow local produce, plants, and flowers; our Tigard Community members gather together to buy these products; and weekly non-profit booth space gives all the opportunity to give back. Tigard Area Farmers Market. GROW. GATHER. GIVE
All the people involved in the endeavor, staff, board, vendors and volunteers, are very proud of the Tigard Farmer's Market and continue to help the operation grow and become a source of quality produce, crafts and entertainment in the local area. Your support by visiting the operation will help it continue to meet in its original goals.
Our ongoing commitment is to bring fresh, locally produced fruits, vegetables, plants, food and crafts to the community; to support local farmers, and to provide a community gathering place.
All of us involved with the Tigard Area Farmers Market thank you for your continuing patronage. If there is anything that we can do to help make your experience at the market better; if you have ideas for new options; have products or produce you would like to display and market, please feel free to contact us. We can be reached by e-mail, phone or by stopping by the market business booth every Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm. We look forward to seeing you this season. We look forward to seeing you this season.