Saturday, August 2, 2014

It looks like a busy weekend in Clatskanie!  Pop over to the Farmer’s Market in Cope’s Park between the Bluegrass Festival, the Quilt Show and the Library Book Sale.  So many things to do.  The list of wonderful produce being sold at the Farmers’ Market is amazing:  honey, peach crisp kits (including delicious peaches from the MacGregor farm), blackberries and blueberries, red/white/blue potatoes, baby carrots, cabbage, squash, green beans, cucumbers, peppers, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, cut flowers — the list goes on and on.  Be sure to bring your Market bags!

There is always a variety of soap and lotion, jewelry, handmade toys and items for your home and garden.  Don’t forget to pick up some rabbit berries and rabbit tea – these soil amendments have done wonders for my vegetable garden and indoor house plants.

There is some clever, humorous Clatskanie stationary.  You’ll recognize the buildings that John Lillich has drawn and you can use it to write to friends.  There is face painting and henna painting.  Take time to browse, eat great food and chat with friends – there are so many fun things to see and buy at the Clatskanie Farmers’ Market this Saturday!

So Much Variety for Saturday, July 26th!

Saturday’s weather forecast is a sunny 78 degrees — perfect weather for a stroll in the Clatskanie Farmers’ Market anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  Join your friends and family in Cope’s park for delicious food to eat there while you listen to music by Victoria.  Browse the local arts and crafts booths to check out what’s new.

Be sure to pick up some beautiful produce for the week ahead too.  There is so much variety now!  The gardeners continue working their soil to bring you lovely vegetables that they harvest just hours before the Market opens.  This week we have cucumbers, squash, green beans, sprouts, garlic, beets, carrots, onions, cut flowers, broccoli, potatoes, radishes, cabbage, peas, herbs, lettuce and greens.  And don’t forget to pick up eggs — chicken, quail and duck!

See you on Saturday!

Our Arts and Crafts Booths

Wow!  Our artists’ booths are brimming with great things for your home, a special present, or something to pamper yourself.  This is a sampling of the wonderful things you’ll see on Saturday at the Clatskanie Farmers’ Market at Cope’s Park:  leather goods, bags, garden gates, live bamboo, Clatskanie stationary, Clatskanie game, hand crafted hula hoops, framed drawings, themed T-shirts, fig trees, several different kinds of soaps and lotions, jewelry, hand painted wooden crates, plaques, quilts, table runners, mint candy, photographs, magnets and mirrors.  And of course we will have face painting.  And of course we will have the Official Clatskanie Farmers’ Market poster.  Come talk to the artists and crafters on Saturday!


Market News for July 19th, 2014

Saturday will be a beautiful day to visit the Clatskanie Farmers’ Market!  Meet friends at the Market for breakfast or lunch and shop for your weekly produce.  We have a couple of new vendors and our music will be provided by Jeff Dotter who will be playing the guitar and harp.  Dogs will get loving care (and a treat if it’s OK with their humans) at our dog-sitting area behind the Information Booth.

Our gardens are amazing these days!  They are approaching prime time.  Check out our picked-fresh-on-Saturday-morning produce:  baby carrots, beets, squash, broccoli, snap peas, greens, green onions, new potatoes and garlic.  Wanda will bring the ever popular French Garden and broccoli sprouts.  We’ll have beautiful cut flowers including many gladiolas.  We will have lovely eggs from chickens and ducks this week.  Baked goods will be sold as a fundraiser for the Market.  We’ll see you at Cope’s park on Saturday!

July 4th Parade and What’s New at the Market

We will have a Clatskanie Farmers’ Market float in Clatskanie’s July 4th parade! Come join us for this fun event.

On Saturday, we have some great music lined up: Victoria Kingsbury will sing and play guitar from 10:00 – 12:45 then the Great Vow Zen Monastery’s Marimba Band will play from 12:45 – 1:45.

We have wonderful crafts and fresh produce each week. Saturday’s specials are : peas, fresh cut flowers, new potatoes, quail and chicken eggs, greens, garlic, hanging baskets and starts.

Our food vendor will have breakfast burritos – vegetarian and sausage — and a variety of lunch offerings. Baked goods will be offered at the information booth to benefit the Clatskanie Farmers’ Market. See you on Saturday!