What's In Your Market Basket?

Forest Grove Farmers Market shoppers come from a variety of ages, genders, races, family make ups, etc. and each seeks out a diversity of delicious products. Whether it is fragrant flowers, bursting heirloom tomatoes, juicy berries, sizzling pupusas, sweet carrots, crunchy greens, freshly baked breads, or other delights – visitors to the Forest Grove Farmers Market (a program of Adelante Mujeres) are always happy to show off their market purchases. There is a certain pride in what they’ve selected, so it wasn’t difficult to photograph people with their market finds. 

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“Look! It's chocolate swirl bread – I'm so excited to try it!” 


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Belle filling her hand-woven basket with fruits and veggies.

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Lenika is a loyal weekly market shopper, happy to share what she bought .

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Lidia, our Seasonal Market Assistant, showing off the veggies we used for a cooking class at Virginia Garcia Clinic.

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Lizabeth & her son. He couldn’t wait to enjoy some strawberries for the picture!

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“I want to make sure to show off my Anna & Abby’s Yard scarf!”

-Melody & Friend

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When asked what their family name was, they launched into an explanation of how everyone was connected, “but you can just call us the “Mixed Family!” 

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Although the Thursams forgot their basket, they still worked together to carry all their market goodies by hand.

Each purchase at the market supports family-owned small and micro businesses. A number of vendors also participate in Adelante Mujeres’ Sustainable Agriculture and Empresas programs and are starting a business for the very first time. 

Every visitor to the market helps our local economy thrive and adds to the strength of our community! 

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Kaely Summers is the Nutrition and Farmers Market Manager at Adelante Mujeres. She has lived abroad in Peru and has a deep interest in nutrition and food systems.