Our Story 2018-02-17T17:37:19-08:00

Our Story

The Vegetable Man has been in operation in Bend, OR. since 1983 and 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-90’s and then started a similar business 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 80’s.

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.

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 fantastic prices.

While customer service has in many places become a thing of the past we believe in giving our customers the very best experience possible. From helping you        pick out your produce, to spending the time necessary to give you all the information you need we truly believe that the customer comes first! We’ll even help you carry your bags to your car! We are so thankful for our amazing customers who have supported us so faithfully all these years.

In 2012 we began selling Christmas Trees and we’ve taken the same approach to the tree business that we’ve always brought to the produce business – Giving our customers the freshest trees and great prices! We source our trees primarily from the Willamette Valley (Stayton area) and because we are now selling such a large quantity of Christmas trees we can guarantee that the tree you select is fresh cut and will last the entire season in your home.

“So Fresh You’ll Think You Grew it Yourself”


Produce | Christmas Trees

60 NE Bend River Mall Dr.
Bend, OR 97701

Shopko Parking Lot

BEND, OR – South

Produce | Christmas Trees

61490 S. Hwy 97
Bend, OR. 97702

Near Fred Meyer

BEND, OR – East

Christmas Trees

2675 NE Hwy. 20
Bend, OR. 97701

Jimmy John’s Parking Lot

BEND, OR – West

Christmas Trees

1365 NW Galveston Ave.
Bend, OR. 97701

Taco Salsa Parking Lot

La Pine, OR


51375 US-97,
La Pine, OR 97739

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