The Thursday market will kick off on May 17. It will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Vendors are still being sought.

STAFF PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Rosata Niyonzima sells produce at the Village Gardens Farmers Market in North Portland. Gaston is getting its own farmers' market this year. It opens May 17 and will run into October.Residents of and visitors to Gaston will have something new to do in town Thursday evenings this summer.

The City of Gaston has announced it is starting a weekly farmers' market, which will run from May 17 through Oct. 11.

"Our goal is to connect families, neighbors, and visitors with local farmers, food purveyors and artisans; creating the gathering space to socialize and have some fun," said market manager Kristin Sewall in a news release about the event.

Gaston Mayor Tony Hall described Gaston as having "the perfect blend for a successful market."

"We have an excited and supportive community, and a wealth of local farmers in the Gaston area," Hall stated in the release.

The Gaston Farm & Artisan Market will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brown Park, on the south side of Southwest Gaston Road by the Gaston Rural Fire District station.

"We have pending grant funding that will allow us to turn a recently purchased building at Brown Park into a space that can house community events, which is very exciting," said Brent Whittaker, Gaston's public works director, in the release.

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor at the Gaston Farm & Artisan Market is encouraged to contact Sewall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or apply at Gaston City Hall, 116 Front St.

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