The Veneta Downtown Farmers Market was founded by Marie Pickett in the spring of 2007 with the goal of providing a place where the residents of Fern Ridge could gather to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables!) of the soil of this region and the talent of its creative artisans. Since its birth 12 years ago, the market has lifted up all those in our community who make, grow, and raise bounty and beauty in the shadow of the Coast Range. The market moved to its current location in the heart of Downtown Veneta on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Broadway in the 2016 season.
"The mission is simple; local food to local people”
-Marie Pickett, founder of the VDFM