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Lane County Farmers Market will stay on Eugene’s 5th Ave. into winter

Shoppers enjoy a break in the showers at a recent Lane County Farmers Market.
Karen Richards
Shoppers enjoy a break in the showers at a recent Lane County Farmers Market.

The Lane County Farmers Market is making it easy to be cool as a cucumber this year. Vendors will remain outdoors in downtown Eugene on Saturdays through December 18th.

Meghan Verberkmoes is with the Farmers Market. She said it feels safer, in the pandemic, to stay outside, and added, “Our 5th Street location has been really wonderful this whole year, and we know that the 5th Street Market does a great job creating a really festive holiday atmosphere, and we are looking forward to being part of that.”

Verberkmoes said they’ll add some new sellers and products, including baked goods, teas and jams.

When their winter market opens in February, she said they’ll probably start at the 5th Street location and move to the new Park Blocks Pavilion when it’s complete.

Meanwhile, the Saturday Market’s Holiday Market will be held in the Lane Events Center after being outdoors last year. It’ll be open weekends, November 20th through December 24th.

Karen Richards joined KLCC as a volunteer reporter in 2012, and became a freelance reporter at the station in 2015. In addition to news reporting, she’s contributed to several feature series for the station, earning multiple awards for her reporting.