Please read this important update to our 2020 season planning:
Update 5/18/2020, Written Collaboratively by the Clatskanie Farmers Market Board of Directors:
Vendors: Welcome to the New Market
The Market season is upon us. Opening Day is June 20th, 10am-2pm. Buckle up. It’s going to be fun!
The Market Board has been monitoring State level COVID-19 developments as we make preparations for the upcoming Market year. Locally sourced food and goods are more pertinent than ever, as is maintaining the sense of Community that the Market has strived to establish over the last seven years.
The Board has devised numerous schemes as State guidelines have reached us. Each scheme seems to work, only to be superseded by the next directive from the Oregon Farmers Markets Association (OFMA), the office of the Governor, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, or Columbia County government offices.
We have received community input via our survey as well as from many of you individually and on social media. Overwhelmingly, this town loves its artists, crafters, makers, musicians and foodies. Newly announced State guidelines provide ways to accommodate a full range of vendors including almost everyone. To date we understand that produce, arts and crafts, and value added product vendors are allowed outright. However, some vendors simply can’t be included because of the inevitability of direct contact. The Oregon Department of Agriculture specifically states that face painting and massage are two of these. Phase 1 of the State guidelines also relaxes the limitations on food vendors. Now they can sell hot foods and it can be consumed on site. There are spacing requirements for those food vendors’ tables and chairs as well as strict requirements for sanitizing those items immediately after each use.
To accommodate all these vendors safely and within State guidelines, we have decided to return to Cope’s Park for our seventh season, and to also offer an online ordering/prepay/drive-by pick-up option on Conyers St. *Details on the WhatsGood App coming soon!* We expect this to be our final plan.
We celebrate our local musicians. They inform our glory, glamour, and travails. The State acknowledges the significance of musical acts to markets, but is also aware of the magnetic quality of that music. It attracts crowds. Early on, the State specifically barred their inclusion, but we continue to wait for clarification on this restriction in Phase 1. We will hold a spot for our musicians and hope for the best. The Board is also working on ways we can safely include educational activities, which have their social distancing limitations. The physical arrangement of our Market is still being developed, but our goal is to follow State Best Practices for markets while we attempt to maintain a friendly, Clatskanie ambiance. That is a tall order, but we are convinced that there are multiple ways to meet both of those goals.
While we are determined to maintain a positive “Clatskanie Vibe”, face masks, convenient and numerous hand washing stations, and 6′ social distancing is very likely to be a given throughout the summer. These details are sure to have an effect, but what the heck, we are all in this together and while we may all have our opinions, we can at least agree to protect our friends and neighbors. We will be announcing the annual spring vendor training dates and times soon. All things considered, this year, (virtual) attendance is mandatory.
As we said, it is going to be fun. If you would like to join us as a vendor either at Cope’s Park or by using the online option, or both, please sign up today! ~ CFM
4/28/2020: Calling All Vendors
The Clatskanie Farmers Market is making plans. We understand that the times are uncertain and only essential business is allowed, but for now at least, farmers markets are permitted to continue operations. Various active markets have developed strict protocols for both market day and for the harvesting and handling of market products.
CFM has always focused on creating a sense of community while providing produce and hand made items, and one way or another, we hope to continue that tradition.
We encourage any of you considering becoming a vendor to fill out an application and mail to: CFM Market Manager, PO Box 1501, Clatskanie, Oregon 97016.
It seems like pandemic news develops by the minute and we are tracking constantly, but rest assured, we are working to continue this community activity responsibly. ~ CFM
2020 HANDBOOK, APPLICATION & VENDOR TRAINING PRESENTATION (REQUIRED) NOW AVAILABLE:
- Clatskanie Farmers Market 2020 Vendor Handbook CV-19 – updated 5/21/2020
- Clatskanie Farmers Market 2020 Vendor Application CV-19 – Updated 5/18/2020
- Clatskanie Farmers Market 2020 Vendor Training Presentation (required viewing) – Updated 5/27/2020
- Online Pre-order Option for Vendors Using the WhatsGood App
Please send in your vendor application by mail to CFM, PO BOX 1501, Clatskanie, 97016. OR complete your online application here: FARMSPREAD.
Also coming soon: the new CFM Co-op Booth information… stay tuned!
Please direct vendor-related inquires to the Market Manager’s email: CFMmarketManager@gmail.com
Download fact sheet about the “Baking Bill” here.
Read about marketing cut greens here: Leafy Greens Fact Sheet
Learn about selling mushrooms here: Mushroom Fact Sheet
Selling eggs? Read the Rules and Regulations for the Oregon Shell Egg Producer
Here is more information about the Farm Direct Law: OSU Fact Sheet – Farm Direct
And this one is about selling sprouts: Sprout Fact Sheet
Link to the ODA’s labeling requirements for added-value foods: Labeling Requirements
Selling eggs at CFM? Here is a great resource for: How to Clean Eggs
Doing some product sampling? You’ll need a CFM handwash station to use in your booth
Process Authorities & References for added-value foods:
~2020 VENDOR PROFILES ~
The Jones Gals are a Mother/Daughters team descended from sturdy Estonian/Finnish stock on the mothers side and hearty homesteading pioneers from the father’s side. They have sought to incorporate two key essentials to a satisfying life by providing you with both Sustenance and Comfort. Sustenance: Bread is the staff of life. We provide freshly baked “Home” made white, whole wheat and artisan breads. They are not only delicious, but bring forth memories of simpler times, when fresh bread from the oven not only fed the body, but warmed the senses and the soul. The delightful array of cookies, bars and scones we offer, go beyond sustenance to borderline decadence! Definitely worth the occasional splurge! Comfort: Handmade weighted blankets. Bringing a personal touch to the generic blanket that gives warmth and comfort with the additional therapeutic advantages that “weighted” blankets afford! Adults and children alike have benefited from the calmness and soundness of sleep they provide! Jones Gals Sundries. Offering the comforts of “home”, from our’s to yours!