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By Travel Medford | 03/08/2021 | Dining, Things to Do

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROGUE VALLEY GROWERS & CRAFTERS MARKET

Local farmers markets are the heart of a community. They are where our neighbors, family, friends, farmers, ranchers and artisans put their talents on display for everyone to enjoy. In addition to being a community gathering place, the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is your one-stop-shop for fresh produce, unique eats, and stunning artisan items. 

An oasis of local produce, breads, desserts, jams, handcrafted items and more, the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market showcases goods from approximately 150 vendors and members. Whether you’re a local or visiting the area, you will discover something special.


Visit the outdoor markets at these locations during the 2021 season:

Ashland Tuesday Market

Ashland Armory 

208 Oak Street, Ashland

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (March 2 - November 23, 2021)


Medford Thursday Market

Hawthorne Park

501 E. Main Street, Medford

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(March 2 - November 18, 2021)


Ashland Saturday Market

100 Block Oak Street, Ashland

8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (May 1 - October 30, 2021)

Every year the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market adds new vendors, members and products. Whether you want farm-fresh produce, or handmade crafts and goods, one of the market’s amazing vendors has what you desire. 

We encourage you to visit every booth, but these are some local favorites:

Rise Up! Artisan Bread

Even outside, the alluring aroma of freshly baked bread permeates everything else around it. Rise Up! bakes wood-fired artisan bread, using classic methods that have stood the test of time. They use organic and local ingredients, creating delicious breads you can’t find anywhere else. 

Fry Family Farm

A family-owned business, Fry Family Farm grows and sells certified organic vegetables, cut flowers, plant starts, pies, preserves, pickles, sauces and more. On non-market days, visit their Farm Store on the outskirts of Medford. It has all the essentials you need to bring a taste of the farm into your home.

Griffin Creek Coffee Roasters

For many people, a hot cup of coffee marks the beginning of the day. Located in Ashland, Griffin Creek Coffee has roasted organic, small batch coffee in Oregon for over 12 years. They normally roast between 15-19 different single origin coffees from around the globe, so you have plenty of options, including cold brew. You can also find their products at local food co-ops.

The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market has been a beloved part of the valley for over 30 years, starting in 1987 under the umbrella of the Grants Pass Growers Market. 


At the end of 1988, Grants Pass decided they did not want to continue managing the market, so the vendors created a board, by-laws and articles of incorporation. In 1990, the market moved to 10th and Front Street in Medford, where it resided for several years. 


In 1993, the market changed its name to Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market. After spending many years at the Medford Armory, it was time for the market to move. In 2016, the Site Committee chose the renovated Hawthorne Park as their new location. And that is where they have been for the past several years, in addition to two locations in Ashland. 


The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market has been a local gem for over three decades, and also received national attention. It was included in the Top 10 Farmers Markets in the Nation by CNN, showing the world it is one of the greatest ways to experience the abundance of the Rogue Valley.

Want to keep fawning over those Insta-worthy photos of local produce, desserts and other handcrafted items? Then connect with the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market on their website and Facebook page.

Experience the best of the Rogue Valley at the Growers & Crafters Market, where you will find unique offerings at every turn. 

To learn more and plan your next trip to the Rogue Valley’s outdoor markets, visit www.TravelMedford.org.

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