The Original Independence Farmers Market is a community farmers market that began in 1993. The market was first located near the Willamette River in Independence Oregon. When the city built the amphitheater, the market moved to the Sterling Bank parking lot at the corner of Highway 51 and Main Street where it has remained for the past ten years. The market would like to extend its sincere thanks to Umpqua Bank for allowing the market to use their parking lot.
The Original Independence Farmers Market is a member of the Monmouth Independence Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Farmers Market Association.
The market vendors offer a variety of fresh produce, plants, cut flowers, honey, jams, jellies, pickles, eggs, bird and bat houses, mason bee homes, and handcrafted items.
President: Sammy Merritt
Vice-President: Bill Clubb
Secretary: Steven Warden
Treasurer: Marti Sohn
Market Manager: Martha Walton