The Clatskanie Farmers Market (CFM) began in 2014 and after a successful first season, became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a Board of Directors. CFM encourages the creation of local, sustainable businesses in our community. We do this by promoting a wholesome social gathering place for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and local artisans to sell their products directly to the consumer. We promote strong, trusting relationships and believe there are benefits to the whole community when food, art, and crafts are produced and purchased locally.
We strive to create a market where everyone can feel safe, respected, and lifted up by each other. In our country, there are many forms of prejudices against the LGBTQ community, religious groups, and others that keep people from belonging. Racism has been pervasive for generations which affects the safety and well-being of many Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to serve our mission. There is no tolerance in our market for racism, discrimination, harassment, hate, or violence. The world needs to change and that change is sustained by each of us.
We welcome anyone to become a vendor or shop at our market. CFM, an open-air market, is open June through September from 10am-2pm in downtown Clatskanie. When there isn’t a pandemic, there is live music and dining on every market day, as well as festivals throughout the year. We accept EBT/SNAP payments for qualifying purchases and some farmers honor the FDNP and WIC vouchers. Consider shopping locally for your family’s healthy groceries, ingredients for your next barbecue, unique gifts for those special people in your life, or just come to have lunch and enjoy this joyful community event! See you soon!