Salem is surrounded by some of the best farmland in the United States; for proof, look no further than our historic hazelnut orchards, our world-renowned vineyards, and our colorful flower farms. Find the best of that bounty at our local farmers markets, usually happening between April and November—and generally pet-friendly.
Salem Community Markets comprises three separate markets on different days of the week—Saturday, Monday, and Thursday—with each offering fresh, home-grown (and homemade) items from a dozen or more vendors.
The Original Independence Farmers Market, meanwhile, showcases hand-made goods, locally sourced meat, farm-fresh produce, and other artisan items not far from the Willamette River in the heart of Independence.
The Silverton Farmers Market launched in 2002 with items from three farmers—and has since grown into a regional hit, with more than 30 vendors selling a mix of high-quality produce and homemade goods in downtown Silverton.
Before you bring your pet, though, keep in mind that dogs aren’t allowed in booths and must be kept on a leash at all times; additionally, pet waste bags may be available at market information booths to help keep the area clean. And be sure to check with your preferred market before visiting to ensure they are still pet-friendly.