Agricultural products grown in the Willamette Valley are showcased in the Silverton Market Garden. Many of the 147 Oregon crops are represented, including berries, grapes, other fruits, grass seed, hops and assorted vegetables. A rill filled with water runs through the center of this garden and ends in a small waterfall, symbolizing nearby Silver Falls. As a connection to the nearby Children’s Garden, there are a series of raised vegetable beds and a working, old-fashioned water pump where visitors are encouraged to do some hands-on gardening. Produce from this garden is donated to families in need; in 2008, more than 7,000 pounds of produce was harvested from the Market Garden.
Market Garden Designers: Ron Thompson, Mike Wellman, and The Silverton Market Garden Committee