Interested in becoming a Clatskanie Farmers Market Vendor? Sign-up today!

Local vendors, please work to get your application in as soon as possible for our planning purposes! Visit our website for complete updated vendor information including our 2020 Vendor Handbook and Application (and the link to apply online via Farmspread), and a required 2020 Vendor Orientation Presentation (to view on your own and record your participation by completing a survey afterward): ClatskanieFarmersMarket.com

New this year! A pre-order, pick-up drive thru option for vendors & customers through an online App, “WhatsGood.” Read all about it here: https://clatskaniefarmersmarket.com/whatsgood-pre-order-app-for-market-shoppers/

WhatsGood has scheduled a VENDOR webinar for tomorrow evening: Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 p.m.  It is an excellent opportunity for you as vendors to hop on for an hour and learn about the online order system! It is also useful because Will Araujo will be on live to answer any questions vendors have! WhatsGood Vendor Webinar.

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Update to Planning for the 2020 Season

The Clatskanie Farmers Market will open its seventh season on Saturday, June 20, 2020. This Market promises to be “unusual”.  The pandemic has upset the plans of the entire world.  The Clatskanie Farmers Market has experienced our fair share of that uncertainty.  The community will still have access to most of our produce and goods, but the presentation will be unique and we will offer two ways to engage with the Market.

Option #1

Socially Distanced Market in Cope’s Park from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays through September.

COVID-19 remains a challenge for all of us in the Market Community.  Farmers markets are considered an “essential” function, but it is still critical to follow best practices to keep our customers and vendors safe.  After much deliberation, the Market Board, in conjunction with City staff and the Parks and Recreation Department, has decided the best course of action is to return to the expanses of Cope’s Park.  Our Community loves its artists and makers.  Moving to this larger venue will allow us to safely include them with the prescribed social distancing.  We intend to provide our community with produce, value added products, arts/crafts and food that will nourish and sustain us through these tough times and do it in an environment that is safe for everyone.

We have spent years developing the Clatskanie Farmers Market into the Coolest Little Market in Oregon.  We have encouraged our community to buy local products and linger in the Market to enjoy music and educational opportunities, eat good food and visit with friends and neighbors.  However, COVID-19 regulations have made us stand back and try to understand how the Market’s mission needs to evolve during this unique and (hopefully) temporary time.  We are still about community, but the emphasis will be put on safety for all of us.  As Columbia County moves through Phases 1 and 2 of their COVID-19 response, our board of directors will be working closely with the Oregon Farmers Markets Association and the Governor’s office.  We will adapt the Market according to their Best Practice recommendations.

Option #2

HUB Pick-Up Market for Online Orders on Conyers St. from 10 am to 12 noon through September.

Shoppers may use a drive-up/pick-up feature this season.  Online ordering and purchasing can be done through our website *coming soon!* – just follow the link on that page for WhatsGood – https://sourcewhatsgood.com/.  Preorders can be made from a variety of local Clatskanie Farmers Market vendors.  Each Saturday from 10-12 prepaid online orders can be picked up at the HUB located in the public parking lot, behind Colvins and Conestoga on NE Conyers St., where a cheerful volunteer will bring your order out to your vehicle.  Check out our 66 foot long wall of flowers across the street.

SNAP and FDNP

COVID-19 and its subsequent financial impact have hit all communities.  We want to make food from the Clatskanie Farmers Market available for everyone in this time of need.  Our new Market Manager, Wanda Harris, has worked hard to ensure that we can accept SNAP this year (with Double Up Food Bucks) and FDNP vouchers.  We are excited to effectively serve all of our shoppers.

Many of our vendors have been inspired by the challenge of these times and have upped their production.  New greenhouses and vegetable beds have been pressed into production to meet what we see as a basic community need.  We are honored to be of service.

So, if you’ve missed fresh and local produce, arts, crafts, and maker goods, Cope’s Park is where you will find them, Saturdays 10-2, June 20th through September, or the HUB pick up site on Conyers.

See you soon at the Coolest Little Market in Oregon (socially distanced).

Please visit our website for links to the updated 2020 Vendor Handbook and Application.  Our revised documents mark the complexity of these COVID-19 times.  The decisions we are making as an organization are not easy or simple, but they are justified in our efforts to remain open as an essential business while providing our community with fresh, local products in a safe and healthy way.  ~ CFM

Clatskanie Farmers Market offers a FREE marketing workshop!

Marketing, Promotion & Brand Development: How to develop your brand, utilize social media and promote your business!

Read all about it: ClatskanieFarmersMarket.com

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In conjunction with the Beginning Vendor Support Network project, and with the generous support and funding through the Oregon Farmers Markets Association, the Clatskanie Farmers Market is excited to bring this FREE training to you!  We welcome new & returning vendors, and members from our local small business community, too!

Marketing, Promotion & Brand Development: How to develop your brand, utilize social media and promote your business” focuses on the core work of developing a solid brand identity and will be geared towards new business owners and new farmers markets vendors, as well as anyone who’s considering a re-brand.  Using examples and provided tools, you will be guided into building a good foundation for your future marketing activities.  A brand is much more than a logo, and in this workshop you’ll receive help in identifying your value proposition, your own “story” and your own brand identity.  You will also be provided tips & tricks to easily utilize social media for marketing!

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This dynamic workshop is brought to you by Kate Morton and Chris Orcutt.  Kate is the Associate Brand Manager for Tillamook Country Smoker and Chris is the Director of Marketing for OpenDoor Coliving.

 

How do you join in this FREE event?

  1. Fill out a brief interest form to request access to the marketing materials, the recorded webinars and an invitation to the *virtual* live Q&A Event on May 16th at 3pm: https://tinyurl.com/CFM-marketing-interest-form
  2. Check your email for the marketing materials, webinars and invitation to join us on May 16th.
  3. Download and print the worksheets to fill out as you learn how to create your brand identity.
  4. View two pre-recorded webinars: First watch the “Developing a Brand Identity” video, taking time to pause and work on the suggested activity. Then, learn cool tips & tricks as you watch the “Developing a Social Media Strategy” video.
  5. Send your questions to our marketing professionals at: https://bit.ly/clatskanie-brand.
  6. Join us for a *virtual* live Q & A on May 16th at 3:00 p.m. with Kate & Chris! Register in advance: https://tinyurl.com/CFM-live-Q-A-registration.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wait… there’s more! If you are a new or beginning vendor in the Clatskanie Farmers Market, and you participate in this workshop AND you view the recorded 2020 Vendor Orientation *coming soon* you will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE hour long coaching session with Kate & Chris on your own business marketing, promotion and brand development!  Drawing will be held on August 8th to celebrate National Farmers Market Week!

Our marketing professionals have also graciously offered a limited number of discounted coaching sessions, open to vendors of the Clatskanie Farmers Market. Please inquire directly with Kate and Chris about this wonderful opportunity.

We would like to thank Kate & Chris for their willingness and flexibility to quickly pivot into this online delivery – we are so grateful to be able to offer this FREE workshop to our farmers market vendors and fellow small business owners.

Rebuilding our economy and strengthening our local food system will take efforts from the entire community… and there has never been a better time to invest in developing your business skills!  Please join us in this remarkable adventure!

Questions?

Kate Morton: kemorton2@gmail.com

Chris Orcutt: chris@radicalsocialmedia.com

Amanda Cross, OFMA Project Coordinator: amanda@oregonfarmersmarkets.org

Sonia Reagan, CFM Outreach Coordinator: clatskaniefm@gmail.com

Wanda Harris, CFM Market Manager: cfmmarketmanager@gmail.com