Calling All Interested Vendors!

The Clatskanie Farmers Market planning season is upon us.

Veterans of previous seasons are beginning to refine their maker goods, eye their gardening implements, dog-ear their seed catalogues, and scribble out grandiose plans for their market galleries and spring gardens.  They know the rewarding hard work of the summer market season never really ends.  It continues through the winter and into the spring.  Market vendors live for this opportunity; we would have it no other way.  If this sparks your imagination, you may be one of us.

While we all continue to experience uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the Market will open this year. Saturday June 5th is the day.   Cope’s Park will again host our relentless efforts to bring to the community fresh vegetables, wildly imaginative arts and crafts and the best of maker goods.  Cope’s has proven to be safe and comfortable in these COVID times.  Wanda, our market manager, knows the drill and will effortlessly guide us through what we fully expect will be another successful year.

If any of this resonates with you:

  • Bounce over to our website,, read our Mission Statement and check out our Vendor Handbook.
  • Find the Vendor Application from the website, fill it out and mail it in, or fill it out online.  It also has the Market Manager’s contact information.  She will either answer any questions you might have directly or refer you to one of us who can.
  • Fill out this simple Application and become a marketeer!

You will find that our Market family is full of welcome and fun to work with.  Market day is one of those exquisite times in the life of a community when folks come together to celebrate their good fortune, hard work and abundance with good cheer.

There really is no better place to be on summer Saturdays.  Come join us.

Clatskanie Farmers Market

The Coolest Little Market in Oregon

Just in: face-covering required in the Market

Greetings, Clatskanie Farmers Markets Customers! This COVID situation is really keeping us on our toes! We need to announce the new requirement to wear face-coverings when shopping at our market. This week, Governor Brown issued a new mandate for wearing face-coverings while indoors as well as outdoors. Rising rates of COVID-19 in Oregon have sounded the alarm for greater precautions in order to avoid the serious spike in cases seen in many other states.
Beginning July 15th, and until further notice, face-coverings are required in outdoor spaces where 6′ social distancing cannot be maintained. While we work hard to manage traffic flow and the lines at booths around the market, there are certainly times when that 6 foot social distance cannot be maintained.
Along with guidance from OFMA and the ODA, we are asking all customers to wear a face-covering while in the market.
Don’t forget to stop by the information booth and use hand sanitizer as you enter (and say “Hi!” to our market manager, Wanda!) Also, thank you all for respecting the reminders from Tammy, our Social Distancing Officer (a staff position required by the ODA) about keeping your distance while waiting in line or visiting with friends.
Hang in there! We’ll get through this together!
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Just in: guidelines around product sampling at farmers market updated!

samples in indiv cupsOFMA has just updated the COVID-19 guidelines for markets with sampling guidelines as well as put together a Safe Sampling FAQ sheet.

Since Columbia County is in Phase 1, vendors may distribute samples, in containers with or without lids; however they still must be handed out, individually, to shoppers, rather than being placed out for self-serve or buffet-style.

See here for more info on safe sampling guidelines: where samples can be prepared and requirements for hand washing stations, all of which apply for all vendors, regardless of what phase your county is in.

Let us know if you have questions!



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):

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

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 –  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.


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:

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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:
  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:
  6. Join us for a *virtual* live Q & A on May 16th at 3:00 p.m. with Kate & Chris! Register in advance:  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!


Kate Morton:

Chris Orcutt:

Amanda Cross, OFMA Project Coordinator:

Sonia Reagan, CFM Outreach Coordinator:

Wanda Harris, CFM Market Manager:

Swing into Spring 2020!

**UPDATED 3/19/2020: Regrettably, this event has been canceled. We’ll see you all in June!

It’s time to Swing into Spring! Join Clatskanie Farmers Market for this special springtime crafters and garden sale on Saturday, April 25th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clatskanie Middle High School. Vendor spaces will be available in the commons and outside under the covered sidewalk area.

It’s never too early to be planning for spring! This spring sale provides vendors the opportunity to showcase their own handy work. Clatskanie Farmers Market is seeking a variety of vendors for this event: growers, gardeners, crafters, bakers, artists, food vendors, and more!

The Clatskanie Farmers Market mission is to provide a community venue for farmers and artisans to sell, and for shoppers to buy locally. Come and share some spring right here in Clatskanie!

Download the 2020 Swing Into Spring Application and reserve your spot now! Details for set up and take down, and other important information will be provided by the beginning of April. Hope to see you there!

Event coordinator: Lynn Green, (503) 728-4723,

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We are Hiring!

Do you LOVE your local Farmers Market? Come join our team!

Open Position: 2020 Season Market Manager

The Market Manager is responsible for vendor oversight and management. This position will be responsible for collecting data and for the day to day operations of the Market, from Feb-Oct, 2020. This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position for the 2020 Market season. Please read the Market Manager Job Posting for complete details HERE.

Open Position: 2020 Community (Co-Op) Booth Manager

The Community Booth Manager is responsible for the operation of a seasonal Co-Op booth for the Market. This position will be responsible for providing local non-professional growers a means of sharing their bounty with the community while helping these smaller growers expand their business and learn marketing skills, from Feb-Oct, 2020. Please read the Community Booth Manager Job Posting for complete details HERE.

CFM is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all qualified individuals in accordance with the law without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, political opinion, national origin, familial status, mental and physical disability, gender identity, source of income, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training, and termination. We will provide reasonable accommodation unless it creates an undue hardship on the operation of our organization. Any applicant needing reasonable accommodation should notify us as soon as possible.

Clatskanie Farmers Market
PO BOX 1501
Clatskanie, OR 97016

The Market is moving to a closed street venue for 2020. Conyers Street off Hwy 30 leading towards Copes Park will be the location for our 2020 season!

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Celebrating the Last Market Day of 2019 – Annual Cider Pressing Festival!

As our 6th season draws to a close, we would like to invite folks in our community to bring their own apples down to the market and we will press them for you! Bring your clean juice containers, too! We’ll have a wagon to help you tote them from your car, and provide the pressing and manual labor. This is our popular annual Cider Pressing Festival, and an awesome way to welcome the Fall Season!

Come down to see what treats our farmers, bakers and makers have in store for you tomorrow, and say goodbye until next season! Special musical guests: Jeff and The Bloomers! Read more in our last newsletter of the season HERE!

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September means only FOUR more market days left!

That’s right!  You better make your way down to the Market, and quickly… fall is approaching and CFM only has FOUR market days left.  Thinking of fall, here’s a recipe for roasted root vegetables.  How many of these ingredients you can find at the Market this weekend?  MEANWHILE, preview our weekly newsletter and vendor lineup HERE!

Market Fresh Roasted Root Veggies: This is a robust, flavorful one-skillet recipe sure to please!  Serve as a side dish with roasted chicken, grilled steak or fresh fish!  Use any leftovers in a breakfast hash with eggs, cheese & sausage!  The best part about this recipe?  You can customize it based on your taste preferences and use produce that is fresh, local and in season!

  • 6 cups root vegetables, cut into ½” cubes, such as parsnips, red or white potatoes, turnips, rutabagas, sweet potatoes, carrots, celery root, and red or golden beets. Scrub veggies well, and peeled if desired.
  • 1 onion (sweet, red or white), chopped
  • 2 or more garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 or more TBSP chopped fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme or parsley
  • 2 TBSP oil, lard or butter
  • Splash of broth or white wine
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, optional

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and all vegetables except fresh herbs; sauté until vegetables begin to soften, 6 – 7 minutes. Add herbs and a splash of broth or wine.  Reduce heat to medium and cover skillet. Cook until vegetables are tender and liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 9 minutes more.

Remove lid, return heat to medium-high, and cook until vegetables brown, just a few minutes more. Generously season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese, if desired. Also, try adding bacon or sliced kielbasa to this dish!