Happy National Farmers Market Week!
We are so excited to celebrate National Farmers Market Week August 1st-7th with you! Over the past year, our farmers market community has showcased resilience in our rapidly changing world. Farmers markets have always been a hub for innovation, and we have been at the forefront of adapting rapid solutions to protect staff, customers, and our community in this time of crisis. More than ever before, National Farmers Market Week is an opportunity to showcase the value of farmers markets in our communities.
We know that farmers markets are essential in their communities — the COVID19 pandemic made it clear that local food systems with short supply chains are resilient and farmers markets play a vital role in keeping our community connected. We wouldn’t be able to continue to operate without our amazing team of market support.
We are so grateful to our customers who show up week after week in ice, cold, heat and smoke to support both our market and our vendors. You have displayed resiliency during our restructuring of the market in light of COVID and so much more. We are thankful for grants we have been able to offer our SNAP customers – a 20.00 match per market visit to use for fresh food. Our thanks goes to the Oregon City Rotary Club, OnPoint Credit Union, The American Heart Association, The Farmers Market Fund and the City of Oregon City.
We look forward to furthering the work in our community to be a welcoming space and a point of locally grown food.
This week we welcome back Master Gardeners and live music from The Uncharted Project, featuring Cassia Dawn and John Fortune!
We are celebrating our kids this week with a fun Eat The Rainbow POP Activity and some cool giveaway farm tattoos.
Remember to shop regularly at your farmers market – and tell your friends to do the same!
You can find us at 2051 Kaen Rd (corner of Beavercreek and Kaen Rds) here in Oregon City on Saturdays from 9-2pm
See you at the market!