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About The Vegetable Man Produce
The Vegetable Man is a locally stocked and owned seasonal produce stand in Bend OR. We are open from May to October every year.
HOURS: M-Sat 11-5pm Located across 3rd St. from Fred Meyer
The Vegetable Man has been in operation in Bend, OR. since 1983. We are a family-owned business and we live right here in Bend.
The Vegetable Man was originally started by Sam Parla, who owned and operated the business until 2012 when he sold it to his daughter and son-in-law, Ryan and Andrea Couch. Ryan had worked for Sam in the mid-’90s and then started Ryan’s Produce in Redmond, OR. Andrea, his daughter, grew up in the business and some of her earliest childhood memories include working alongside her dad at the produce market on Greenwood Avenue in the ’80s. Ryan and Andrea have two teenagers (Kaitlyn and Carson) who work in the business as well.
In 2013 we expanded our business to La Pine bringing our fresh produce to South Deschutes County. In 2020 we sold the La Pine stand to our manager, Jody Taylor. While the businesses are now separately owned we are still supplying that stand with our fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Vegetable Man has been bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to Bend and Central Oregon for over 30 years. We believe in giving our customers the absolute best produce at competitive prices and with uncommon service. While our produce is farmer’s market quality you will find our prices to be comparable to grocery stores.
In addition to selling our produce at retail, we also have a wholesale business that delivers our fruits and vegetables to other produce markets in Central Oregon.
We source fresh produce from Oregon, Washington, and California…we have relationships with small family farms that allow us to not only support our local farmers but bring you the best tasting produce at its optimal ripeness and freshness.