Ashland’s Rogue Valley Growers Market Sprouts In Season 37

ASHLAND, Ore. — Despite Tuesday’s rain, Ashlanders harvested local produce on the first day of the 37th annual Rogue Valley Growers Market (RVGM). Seeking to increase community connection while raising awareness about sustainable food consumption, the outdoor market embodies the benefits of localization.

Grown and made by people whom their customers know and trust, the food on offer at the market connects the community and strengthens RVGM’s resolve to act in service to the community, nurturing their trust by ensuring access to fresh local food and safety. Offering 100% Rogue Valley creations, the food at the markets is ripe for the picking from dozens of vendors who sell produce, meat, crafts, baked goods, and prepared food, as well as a whole lot more.


What Vendors Say About Rogue Valley Growers Market

Owner of the Salant Family Ranch, Peter Salant, says it’s nice to show that local is best to great customers. Being able to interact directly with customers and giving them the chance to interact with the rancher directly is the main benefit he sees.

A seller for some 17 years, Doug Hormel- the owner of the Plant Connection nursery, loves seeing people plant his flowers, which are like his kids. He sees flowers grown in his nursery blooming all around Medford and Ashland. Hormel said, “They’re all unique and different.”

With the absolute best in Rogue Valley-grown fresh produce, artisan foods and hand-crafted gifts for friends and family, visiting the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market gives you the chance to shop for essentials while supporting local farmers and makers directly. Although the time frame to enroll closed in February, the market will be accepting applications by growers, farmers, and ranchers only until November.


Rogue Valley Growers Market Locations

The Rogue Valley Growers Market is held:

  • Every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Ashland,
  • Every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Park in Medford.


More information is available on the Rogue Valley Growers Market website where vendors can apply and anyone interested in learning more about the market. SNAP/EBT is accepted.

RVGM also offers a Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program. Available to Oregon Trail cardholders who enjoy healthy local food, it’s a market money-matching program that delivers more economical access to fresh fruit & veggies. DUFB matches up to $20 of SNAP funds when swiping a card at the Info Booth and starts in June, but there’s only one match per market day and it’s only valid while supplies last.

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