Clatskanie Farmers Market, Clatskanie Baptist Church Backpack Program, and Clatskanie Elementary School have received a FEAST Grant. FEAST (Food, Education, and Agriculture Solutions Together) is sponsored by Oregon Food Bank to facilitate conversations within communities to identify and collaborate on opportunities to build and/or improve local food systems.
As the name suggests, there is a feast involved. Participants will be served a meal featuring local produce, after which there will be a conversation identifying the food system needs of the Clatskanie area – both day-to-day and in the event of a disaster (flooding, the Big One, etc.).
After the FEAST event, one to three program suggestions will be identified and funded through a $4000 grant awarded by Oregon Food Bank to implement these programs. The time-line runs through December 2017 at which time there could be other grants in place to continue the successful programs.
Clatskanie FEAST will be Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Clatskanie Elementary School from 3:30 – 6:30. Please contact Marianne Velliquette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-308-3853 with questions and to volunteer at any level with this community project. To register to attend this event by 1/13/17, visit http://www.eventbrite.com and search “FEAST.”
MISSION: To mobilize community members to identify and implement a food system improvement project(s).
On Saturday, May 28th, 2016 we will host our 3rd Annual Fundraiser BBQ from 4-6pm in the Clatskanie City Park. Join us for a crowd-pleasing BBQ as we celebrate “National Hamburger Day,” with burgers and all the fixins! Come with your family for dinner in the park and support your local Farmers Market!
Buy your dinner tickets now: stop in at Liney Birds (and check out their delicious baked goods while you’re there) and ask at the counter to buy your BBQ tickets! Or see what’s new at Johnson Family Feed Store when you visit them to buy your dinner tickets! The cost is just $10 for an adult, or $5 for a youth. We’ll see you there!
The Clatskanie Farmers Market is planning a SPRING BAZAAR on Saturday May 7th at the American Legion Hall in Clatskanie. This is the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, and a great opportunity for gardeners and crafters to display their gift ideas!!
Table space will be $15, or free for pre-paid seasonal CFM vendors.
Spaces still available! If you are interested in reserving a space, please contact Marianne Velliquette at email@example.com.
The Clatskanie Farmers Market will meet for an Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m., at the Quincy Grange located at 78314 Rutters Rd. Clatskanie, OR 97016. Light refreshments will be served.
Agenda items will include but are not limited to the approval of minutes from October 21, 2015, officer reports, season 2015 recap, adoption of by-laws, 2015 FMPP grant, and selection of new Board of Directors.
All market vendors and members of the community are encouraged to attend. We appreciate your feedback and volunteer support as we plan another great season!
Applications for the Board of Directors are now available:
Application for Board of Directors
and will be accepted through November 6, 2015.
Please mail to:
Clatskanie Farmers Market
PO Box 1501
Clatskanie, OR 97016
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Annual Clatskanie Farmers Market Garlic Festival
By Steven Routon
I have always have been interested in elixirs. The very word pricks my interest. Garlic may well be one. My holistic health friends, and at least some scientific research, suggest that garlic is a potent antibiotic, fights off or cures colds, resists the onset of cancers, and may even fend off our “vampires”. While I can’t speak empirically to most of those claims, I will say unequivocally that it warms my very soul. Forty clove chicken is my favorite dish and a head of garlic brushed with olive oil and grilled soft, renders the individual cloves exquisite. Spread it on toasted artisan bread and you have it all going on. If sweet is your vice, take one of the darkened, caramelized nuggets from the skillet in which you have prepared the aforementioned forty clove dish, pop it in your mouth and experience one of the reasons I have become a grower of this delightful, edible bulb.
But, I digress. This Saturday, August 22nd, is the first annual Clatskanie Farmers Market Garlic Festival. The grille will be fired up at 10:00AM. The fresh artisan bread (you may remember it from the Community Booth last year) will be sliced, the garlic grilled and ready for spreading soon thereafter. We will be offering samples all day long, each one served by the vendor who grew it who is sure to rhapsodize about the ample delights of each.
So, join your neighbors this Saturday, 10:00AM – 2:00PM for what is sure to be an absolutely blissful culinary event…and rest assured, during that precious window of time, you need not fear sight of any vampires!
***National Farmers Market Week is August 2-8***
This Saturday, celebrate Clatskanie’s very own Farmers Market by taking home freshly harvested produce from local growers. This week’s offerings include: beets, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, fresh herbs, garlic, green beans, kale, peppers, rainbow chard, scallions, summer squash, tomatoes, vine ripened watermelon and more. Vendors will also offer duck, quail and good ole’ farm fresh eggs, plus beautiful fresh cut flowers.
One of the many local artists will feature an “All About Flowers” display with her paintings, handmade seed packets and jewelry. Local crafters offer a variety of products from homemade goat milk soaps to jewelry for your favorite Duck or Beaver fan; as well as products for farm and garden projects. You’ll find all natural deodorants and salves made from local products too.
Our special produce shopping opportunity for kids, the Power of Produce (POP) program, continues this week. Enjoy a day in the park, live music, good food, and all things Clatskanie.