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39. Growers markets

If you like farm-fresh food, you've come to the right place.

During the summer, farmers markets convene somewhere in the region every day except Wednesday. Saturday boasts markets in several locales, where shoppers can purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, baked goods, preserves, prepared foods and hand-crafted goods.

Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market serves Ashland on Tuesday, Medford on Thursday and both cities on Saturday.

In Medford, the Thursday market convenes in Hawthorne Park, at Hawthorne and Jackson streets, where vendors populate the parking lot and lawns from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the market fills Ashland’s National Guard Armory parking lot at 1420 E. Main St.

Saturday brings smaller numbers of vendors to The Commons at Sixth and Bartlett streets from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Medford, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oak Street in downtown Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com for times, locations and vendors.

From May 26 through Sept. 15, the Talent Evening Market brings a festive feel Fridays, from 5:30 p.m. until dusk, to Talent’s Main Street.

And the Jacksonville Farmers Market caps off the week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays from May 28 through Oct. 15 on the grounds of the town’s courthouse and museum, 206 N. Fifth St.

The region’s oldest and largest farmers market draws more than 100 vendors Saturdays through November. The Grants Pass Growers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fourth and F streets downtown through Oct. 28. See www.growersmarket.org.

Also in Josephine County, the Williams Farmers Market meets from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through October.

Tamara McDonald and Sue Drake of Medford shop for fresh produce at Barking Moon Farm during the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market in Medford. [Mail Tribune / file photo]