Oregon City Farmers Market opened in May 2005 in collaboration with Clackamas County, Oregon State University Extension, the City of Oregon City, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District and volunteers. In 2011 OCFM became a 501c3 allowing tax deductible donations.
Nutrition Education for Kids
Our POP Club (Power of Produce) kid’s educational nutrition program opened in May 2011. The Power of Produce Club was created by now retired Market Manager, Jackie Hammond-Williams and has won national recognition from the Farmers Market Coalition and the Union of Concerned Scientists, among others. As a result, the Power of Produce Club is thriving both nationwide and in Canadian markets.
Help for low-income individuals:
Since our SNAP inception in 2011, through the end of 2022 our market has distributed over $200,000 in SNAP/EBT tokens, almost $103,000 in Double Up Food Bucks and over $90,000 in POP Club tokens. These funds were raised through various local and federal grants in addition to community donations.
In 2019 the market was awarded Outstanding Large or Urban Market by the Oregon Farmers Market Association.
In 2021 Clean Eating Magazine named Oregon City Farmers Market one of the best 50 markets in America.
Volunteer Board of Directors:
Oregon City Farmers Market has 9 board members.
Heather Loechle – Board President
What do I love about OCFM? Where do I begin? Feeling good about my shopping and food, supporting local vendors, having meaningful conversations with farmers, and the overall energy of the market including the fabulous staff and volunteers. It’s my community.
Lindsay Howell – Vice President
The Oregon City Farmers Market is my home, my small town, my community center, and my livelihood. It is incredibly rare in our modern world to have all of these needs met in one place, and I love the community of vendors, staff and customers who show up every week to support our mutually beneficial local food system.
Jeanne Becker – Treasurer
When I found the OC Farmers Market, I found a community within the community: people who care about where their food comes from and how it is raised and produced. I love that our market connects us to each other on so many levels.
Caili Nance – Secretary
Mary Otto – Board Member
I love buying amazing food directly from the farmers who grow it and producers who make it (and, talking with them about it, too!) It’s a happy and friendly place to be every Saturday!
Melissa Streng – Vendor Rep/Owner of Sun Love Farm
I love the market because it helps create a resilient and equitable local food economy, and is a community building hub in Oregon City.
Charity Layng – Board Member
Carolyn McGillitree – Board Member
Jesus Mendez – Board Member
The Oregon City Farmers Market brings together community, farmers, artisans and educators to celebrate, discover and promote healthy, local, sustainable food as an integral part of a resilient and thriving local economy.