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If you enjoy eating fresh and buying local, you will like visiting Salem Saturday Market (SSM) at the Green Lot, 865 Marion St NE. As the name suggests, the event is held on Saturdays, yet seasonally: from March to October. The market features over 150 vendors, offering authentic artisan homegrown produce from all of the Mid-Willamette Valley, and some family-friendly entertainment.
Salem Saturday Market's assortment boasts everything from meat, dairy, berries, and cut flowers to artisan crafts and various handmade items. What's more, the program features some live music and special activities, such as Shakespeare at the Market, food demonstrations, and competitions. The hours are from 9 am to 2 pm. Admission is free, but you can make someone's day by buying them a gift card to SSM. The options include $25 and $50.
Saturday Market is the most popular event of Salem Community Markets, known as one of Oregon's largest market operators since 1998. Other fairs are Monday Hospital Market, Thursday West Farmers Market, and Holiday Market. More information on SSM and other markets is provided on the Salem Community Markets' official website and Facebook, mentioned in the External Resources below.
Lastly, if you're not from Salem and need to book a stay, please check our map, suggesting available accommodations nearby. Note that Saturday Market draws lots of guests, but parking is plentiful in the Yellow Lot across Marion Street, south of the market.