Location: Bob Chisholm Center
We have a great deal of interesting information to share about the upcoming season. I just attended workshops with OFMA and a seminar through OSU. They were filled with ways to help our market thrive. The links are included below. Bring any notes of ideas or concerns that you would like to share. This will also be a good time for the new vendors to get feedback from those who are familiar. I hope you all will join us!
Oregon Farmer’s Market Association
OSU Extension Service
The new season starts June 21st. We have submitted a Variance to extend the market through Sept 27th.
Our first season at the new location was a fantastic success! Thanks to all of our vendors, we had the largest turn out of any past season to date. The new location proved to be the key factor in market traffic and it showed with the weekly numbers increasing 100% over last year’s market season. Our weekly average walk through traffic was between 650 and 700 people. Again, a huge THANKS! to all of our vendors this season, you made it all happen with your hard work and fantastic variety of products, we can’t wait to see it grow next year.
We just said goodbye to Rachael Bailey, our Market Manager for four years. Rachael has moved on to other opportunities on the south Oregon coast closer to her family. She will be greatly missed! Moving forward, Grace Smith will be handling Rachael’s duties, so please feel free to give her a shout if you have any questions about the market or if you are interested in being a vendor this next season. She can be reached at (503)738-3311 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on day and time will be posted soon for the Seaside Farmer’s Market Committee meetings that will begin in October. Until then, keep it fresh and keep it local!