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HR Farmers’ Market opens for ‘15 season

The Hood River Farmers’ Market kicks off the 2015 season at Hood River Middle School on Thursday, May 7, from 5-8 p.m. Every week, vendors from across the Gorge will be selling locally raised fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread and more! Hot food vendors, local musicians, cooking demonstrations, and children’s activities will make each week unique and fun for the whole family. The market, operated by local non-profit Gorge Grown Food Network (GGFN), is encouraging shoppers to bring their grocery lists as inspiration to load up on all the fresh food they need for the week.

The market will be held every Thursday evening from May 7 through Nov.19. From May through June 11, the market will run from 5-8 p.m. From June 18 through Aug. 27, hours shift from 4-7 p.m. Starting Sept. 3, the market will move to Springhouse Cellars. Visit Gorgegrown.com for more about Gorge-area markets.

Gorge Grown Food Networks’ mission is to build a resilient and inclusive regional food system that improves the health and well-being of our community. Total revenue for all Gorge markets has grown from about $190,000 in 2009 to almost $500,000 in 2014.

“We believe that the farmers’ market is a great opportunity to bring the community together around healthy food,” says Zak Lance, Farmers’ Market Manger with GGFN.

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