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10 reasons to shop at a Farmers' Market

USDA supports farmers' markets and local producers in a great way - check out this link to glean great info and guide your promotion efforts: http://blogs.usda.gov/2012/07/02/top-reasons-to-shop-at-a-farmers-market/.

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Thanks to USDA Farmers' Markets Promotion Project (award # OR-481-2010-G-1186) for making CAPECO's farmers' market work possible, and for making eastern Oregon markets even better!


New 2012 rules and exemptions for farm-direct sales and locally produced goods in Oregon! 

The Oregon Dept. of Agriculture with input from the Oregon Farmers' Markets Association, growers and market vendors, and the OR Health Authority (with our County Health Depts.) have developed a new less restrictive set of rules allowing Oregon farmers to both grow and process their own crops on the farm with few or no licensing requirements for farm direct-sale to the public, and food processors to sell non-hazardous foods from home kitchens!  Read OR. Dept. of Agriculture's Farm-Direct FAQ ;  and the fact sheet for new Oregon Health Authority rules for selling farm-direct products and other self-produced food products at farmers' markets in Oregon.

Check out the entire set of farm-direct rules here:  For ODA's listing of farm-direct rules and exemptions (which apply mainly to growers who want to process their own-grown foods) ; and the Oregon Health Authority Food Code for those creating and handling processed foods for sale to public.

 

2013 Trainings and Workshops

Oregon Farmers' Markets Association Annual Meeting - 3rd Friday in February, Corvallis, OR. Go to  www.oregonfarmersmarkets.org for details

Oregon State University's SMALL FARMS CONFERENCE - 3rd Saturday in February, Corvallis, OR.    Go to  http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu  for details

 


Regional Community / Farmers' Markets (FM)  - 2012

* Athena Saturday Mkt: 2nd Sats. May-Oct, 9am-1pm, Athena Grocery parking lot.  541-310-9557
* Condon FM: 1st Sat. of the month 10-2pm July-Oct. Main St. & Gilliam St. Condon. 541-626-8276  
* Fossil FM:Weds 9am-1pm July-Sept, Downtown Fossil; 541-993-4160
* Hermiston Saturday Mkt:Saturdays 8am-12pm; 415 S.Hwy 395 Hermiston, OR; 541-314-3751
Milton-Freewater FM: Weds. 4-7 pm, 1221 S. Main St. 541-938-6105
* Pendleton FM: Fri. 4-7:30 pm, May-Oct., Main St. More info - 541-969-9477, or visit www.pendletonfarmersmarket.net;       (Accepts SNAP (OregonTrail), WIC & Senior Vouchers)
* Pilot Rock FM:1st & 3rd Tuesday, 4-7pm, June 21 - Oct. 18; 541-561-0467
Willow Creek FM:Fri. 10am-3pm, June -Oct.; City Park on Main St. in Heppner,  541-676-5972

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