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Our Seed Swap is this Saturday!

By 14 March 2024

Our Seed Swap begins at 10am this Saturday!

We’re looking forward to sharing a seedy Saturday with our market community. If you’ve never attended one of our Seed Swaps, you’re in for a treat.

Whether you’re a Master Gardener or a first-time planter, it makes no difference. Our Seed Swap is for all. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with your community around a group of likeminded folks who want to see things grow.

Just a reminder, many assume they need a large area to successfully grow seeds. We beg to differ. Container planting, raised beds, window boxes or small pots, it all counts as long as it has drainage!

Just what is a Seed Swap anyway?

The focus of this event is to get people gardening, growing their own food, sharing seeds, plants, and their knowledge. OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be here to help you with seed and planting questions.
Know the difference between heirloom, open-pollinated, hybrid and GMO seeds?  They will have all the answers!  The Swap accepts seeds, catalogs, spare tools, pots and flats, just no plant starts or divided plants.

How it works:

  • The market will have a booth set up with a variety of pre-sorted and packaged flower and vegetable seeds to choose from.
  • Bring your labeled seeds to share and swap out. Label your seeds with the name of the variety.
  • Tables will be set up to receive your swap items. If you have nothing to share, take something anyway.  If you have experience saving seeds, share your knowledge with your community at this popular event.
  • Have any garden tools or planting pots you’re no longer using? Bring them along and trade out with fellow gardeners.

See you this Saturday from 10am-2pm in GREEN LOT 1 at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. We’re located right off the corner of S Beavercreek Road and Clairmont Drive. 

Spring is in the air and plants are emerging from their winter slumber. It’s always exciting to see the new pop of growth signifying warmer days are ahead.

It’s time to consider planting those early spring favorites such as a Sweet Peas, Sugar Snap Peas and early producing herbs.

Maggy’s Farm is back this week with the first arrival of their plant starts. Not sure what to plant when? Tim and Jackie offer a wealth of information to ensure your gardening success. This week you will find wooden seedling trays and compost sieves for sale. Plus, pea, garbanzo bean, lettuce starts, miscellaneous perennials and little woodland trees.
You can also find some 6 packs of sweet peas and flowers, garden hand toolboxes with metal bunnies and nests to welcome spring.

Sun Love Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown produce farm. This week Melissa will have strawberry plant starts, in addition to wonderful produce.

Jessica from Homegrown Food and Flowers will also be here with herb and sweet pea starts, plus gardening journals, her own packaged veggie and flower seeds, herb planters and more. Jessica is also a gardening educator and podcaster! She’s excited to share her knowledge with you.

DID YOU KNOW?

Basic needs insecurity is prevalent amongst college students. This Saturday the Clackamas Community College Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising friends and funds to support students and programs will be at the market hosting a hygiene drive to stock their on-campus pantries in Oregon City, Milwaukie, and Wilsonville. Many students and community members rely on this resource!

Plan to bring nonperishable items on Saturday as they will be collecting donations for the Cougar Pantries. Cougar Pantries provide dry goods, meat, produce, other refrigerated and frozen items, as well as hygiene products for any CCC student or community member who is struggling with food insecurity.

Visit the CCC Foundation’s booth on Saturday to make a cash donation or drop off non-perishable items to re-stock the pantries. Pantry staff have expressed need for:

  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hand Sanitizer

Thank you for nourishing the community through your generous contributions!

Congratulations to Landia Skincare on winning some prestigious awards both for their wellness and beauty products. The Beauty Shortlist deemed Landia’s Wild Lime Revitalizing Hair and Scalp Oil as the winner, in addition to their Arnica cream and Zinc Lotion.

We have more good news. Landia will be back at the market this upcoming Saturday. Embrace the beautiful weather and upcoming warmth with some nutrient dense skin and wellness products.

Congratulations to Landia!

Click our link to view this week’s list of attending vendors.
Oregon City Year-Round Farmers Market Winter 2023-2024 (managemymarket.com)

Returning this Week:

Golden Age Kombucha
Trail Distilling
Farm D’ICI
Landia Organic Skincare
Thinking Tree Spirits
Maggy’s Farm

This is the last week for Kiyokawa Orchards until July.

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Contact

  • (503) 734-0192
  • Mailing Address:
    PO Box 2931
    Oregon City, OR 97045

Please Note

The market accepts cash, debit, EBT (SNAP) and P-EBT cards. WIC and Senior Farm Direct checks are accepted by all produce vendors and expire on Nov 30th each year. Stop by our information booth for information.

Well behaved dogs are now allowed at the market:

Please no retractable leashes

Please clean up after your pet.

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