The Way to Wellville: Clatsop County Markets Gear Up for Season

The Way to Wellville wrote a great article about all of the local markets. Read more here.

Seaside

The Seaside Farmers Market saw a gigantic upswing in traffic last year because of its new location in the parking lot of Broadway Middle School, at Broadway and U.S. Highway 101. The market hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 21 and through Sept. 27.

“It was amazing for us,” says Grace Smith, Recreation & Community Programs manager for Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District. Angi Wildt is the market manager.

“We are right on the highway and that doubled our attendance,” Smith says of the 2016 market that attracted more than 600 people a week. The number of vendors increased from 10 to 15, and this year, sees an even bigger jump to 25 or 30 vendors.

Along with fresh produce and honey, the market will also have goat cheese, organic tea, a bonsai tree vendor, some crafts and two food wagons.

“More people are preparing their own food, and offering fresh produce is a great way to get out into the community,” Smith says. – by Sue Cody

Committee & Vendor Meeting May 15th, 5:30 – 7:00PM

Location: Bob Chisholm Community Center

We want want to share information about where we are in the planning stages of the market with all interested parties (vendors and volunteers) . It’s going to be a really great year and it will be nice to see all of you.

Committee & Vendor Meeting March 7th – 5:30 PM

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