suite 129 is home to Portland Farmers Market.
Portland Farmers Market was founded in 1992 by a small group of community activists who wanted “to bring the best of the country to the heart of the city.” The original Saturday market at Albers Mill had 13 vendors. Several of those first vendors still sell at PFM. By 2006, PFM had grown to 3 downtown weekly markets with vendor sales in excess of $5 million. In 2006, the market organizers added the management of a fourth market – the Eastbank Farmers Market.
The goals in 1992 were the same as the goals are today – to create venues where local farmers can connect directly with Portland consumers, to build community in an urban setting, and to provide public education on regional farming, gardening and food preparation.