You’ll have to plan your trip to the Farmers Market in Downtown Bend a little earlier in the day this year.
The board that organizes the market announced the hours will be shifted from the late afternoon to an 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. schedule every Wednesday from May through mid-October.
Surveys of vendors and visitors found there were increasing concerns of rising temperatures and smoke during the afternoon hours. It also led to a decrease in the amount of shoppers roaming the market.
The Farmers Market board has changed hours in the past, but this is the first time they’ve done a big shift of this kind.