What’s that hustle and bustle on Oak Street in Ashland on Saturday morning? The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is back in swing right outside our front doors from 8:30am-1:00pm, and we’re happy to see familiar vendors and market-goers once again signaling the change of seasons in Southern Oregon.
The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market operates Tuesdays and Saturdays in Ashland, and Thursdays and Saturdays in Medford. The weekly event outside our doors in downtown Ashland runs May-October, so the white tents lining the streets means warm weather is near. We’ll take it, since sunny days mean patio dining and pints outside.
We also get the added bonus of having lots of wonderful local growers and vendors just steps away every week. We use our specials board to highlight local produce that we may not offer on our regular menu, but looks so good we just can’t turn it down! For instance, if radishes are looking mighty fine we’ll create a special to show off the red root, even though we don’t have radishes on our daily menu. It gives us flexibility to offer super fresh plates and gives credit to the nearby producers who raise the delicious ingredients.
To get an idea of what kinds of foods to expect at the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market, visit their In Season page to see what’s currently available. Right now, we’re drooling over asparagus and strawberries. You can also view their Photos page with shots of goodies from lots of different vendors. And even when harvests might be a little slow, there are always several talented artisans with ceramics, wooden crafts, and body products in tow.
We hope to see you downtown soon, browsing the booths and stopping in for a pint. We also offer beer to-go in growlers, if you prefer to take some home with your loot. Whatever your shopping style, make sure you check out the Saturday Oak Street market to see the wonders that our local growers and producers have to offer.