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Saturday Market, Farmers Market open this week

This weekend brings the return of the Hood River Saturday Market, returning May 3 in a new venue. A downtown fixture since 1990, the market moves to a new location this year: the City parking lot at Fourth and Cascade streets in downtown Hood River.

Another change is the slightly shorter hours: it will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stock up on fresh food grown by local farmers and food producers, and handmade crafts by local artisans. The market also features hot food vendors and local musicians.

Hood River Saturday Market is now under the management of Gorge Grown Food Network, which plans to continue the tradition of the market honoring artisans while rebuilding a farmer presence.

Vendors at the market accept food stamps, WIC and debit cards.

On Thursday, May 1, the Hood River Farmers Market opens for the season, from 4-7 p.m. at Hood River Middle School, 1602 May St.

More than 25 vendors selling meat and eggs, fruits and veggies, baked goods and hot food, with live music and kids activities will be on hand.

Food stamps, WIC and debit cards accepted.

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