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DC Farmers Markets
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08-10-22 Commissioners Issue Proclamation for National Farmers Market Week (Photo) - 08/10/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 10, 2022

 

Commissioners Issue Proclamation for National Farmers Market Week

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County Board of Commissioners Tim Freeman, Chris Boice and Tom Kress issued a proclamation today at the Weekly Business Meeting calling upon all citizens of Douglas County to observe National Farmers Market Week.  The proclamation was presented by Commissioner Boice, on behalf of the Board and acknowledged that, “Douglas County recognizes the importance of expanding the agricultural and handcrafted marketing opportunities that assist and encourage the next generation of farmers, ranchers and artisans; generating farm and small business income to help stimulate business development and job creation, and building community connections through rural and urban linkages.” A copy of the live video presentation can be found on the Douglas County Government Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCountyeGovernment.

 

The Commissioners celebrated the bountiful harvest, amazing crafts and beautiful music available at all eleven of our Douglas County Farmers Markets (see complete list below).  Commissioner Boice presented National Farmers Market Week proclamation certificates to Glide Farmers Market: Rebeccah Dunnavant, Market Manager and Dunnavant Baked Goods (Vendor) and Sarah Talcott, Talcott Ranch (Vendor); Umpqua Valley Farmers Market: Chris VanDyke, Market Manager and Local Fixe (Vendor), Richelle Olson, Humble Heart Farm (Vendor) and Joe Ross, local musician; and the Myrtle Creek Farmers Market: Amanda Puls, Market Manager and Two Birdz (Vendor). 

 

I wanted to thank all those that came out today to receive the proclamations, as well as all of the people out there in our community that are a part of our local Farmers Markets. We recognize that it takes someone to organize these markets, and often times it is a labor of love with little to no pay to do the organizational part.  We wanted to say a special thank you to all the market managers for the extra work they do to make sure these markets continue to happen,” commented Commissioner Freeman. 

 

Check out the Farmers Markets in Douglas County:


 

Canyonville Farmers Market

Seven Feathers Casino Resort parking lot

146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville

9:30 am-1:30 pm • Wednesdays • May-December

http://www.canyonvillefarmersmarket.org/

https://www.facebook.com/CanyonvilleFarmersMarket

 

Drain Farmer And Artisan Market

308 N. First St., Drain • Lot next to Ray’s Food Place

10 am-2 pm • Saturdays • June-August

https://www.facebook.com/Drain-Farmers-Market-113327013740677/

 

Glide Farmers Market

Glide Community Center • 20062 N. Umpqua Hwy, Glide

10 am-1 pm • Tuesdays • Late May to early October

https://www.facebook.com/Glide-Farmers-Market-202852260113552

 

Lookingglass Brewery Market

Lookingglass Brewery, 192 S.E. Main St., Winston

4-7 pm • Wednesdays • April-September

https://www.facebook.com/lookingglassbrewery/

 

Lookingglass Farmers Market

Lookingglass Grange • 7426 Lookingglass Road

2:30-5:30 pm • Thursdays • Early April to mid-December

https://www.facebook.com/LookingglassGrange927Oregon

 

Melrose Farmers Market

Melrose Grange • 3811 Melrose Road, Roseburg

4-7 pm • Tuesdays • May-October

https://www.facebook.com/groups/331761805099606/

 

Myrtle Creek Farmers Market

Elks Lodge overflow parking lot

106 S. Main St., Myrtle Creek

9 am-1 pm • Saturdays • April-October

https://www.facebook.com/groups/478710847207463/

 

Porter Creek Mercantile Market

116 Haven Lane, Tenmile

42 Connect Pick Up

11 am-2 pm • Thursday, Friday & Saturday • Year Round

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204939537508533/

https://www.facebook.com/Porter-Creek-Mercantile-Market-Place-101998795805603/

 

Reedsport Farmers Market

Old Town Reedsport

392 Fir Ave., Reedsport

10 am-4 pm • Fridays • June-October

http://www.oldtownreedsport.com/

 

Sutherlin Farmers Market

150 S. Willamette St., Sutherlin

Corner of Willamette & Everett Streets

2-6 pm • Thursdays • Early April-October

https://www.facebook.com/SutherlinFarmersMarket

 

Umpqua Valley Farmers Market

1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg

9 am-1 pm • Saturdays • Outdoors year round

http://www.uvfarmersmarket.com/

https://www.facebook.com/UmpquaValleyFarmersMarket


 

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaimed the first National Farmers Market Week in August 1999, and this year over 8,600 farmers markets across the nation, including 130 farmers markets in Oregon and 11 farmers markets in Douglas County will celebrate National Farmers Market Week from August 7-13, 2022.  The proclamation presented today is a reminder to our residents to get out and support our 11 local farmers markets in Canyonville, Drain, Glide, Winston, Lookingglass, Melrose, Myrtle Creek, Tenmile, Reedsport, Sutherlin and Roseburg.

 

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Media Contact:     Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist, Douglas County Public Affairs Office | Office: (541) 957-4896 | Cell: (541) 670-2804 | Email: tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

 

(Proclamation and Photo Collage Attached.  Individual photos available upon request)

 

Douglas County Proclamation Project

Douglas County Commissioners, Tim Freeman, Chris Boice and Tom Kress recognized that the pandemic traumatized our country, state and county on so many levels.  The impact was not only felt physically, but also mentally, emotionally and financially. The Commissioners collectively decided to start this series of ‘kudos’ proclamations, and are dedicated to recognizing people that have continued to do good things in our community despite the challenges of the past two years.   They plan to continue to highlight the amazing, often selfless work being done in order to encourage our residents to do the same.  The incredible stories being told during our proclamation events shine a huge spotlight on the amazing people and organizations in Douglas County.  We want to focus on what really matters, our people. So far this year, the Commissioners have issued 26 proclamations and honored over 735 Douglas County individuals as a part of our Proclamation Project.  They hope you will join them in supporting, thanking and perhaps volunteering to help these wonderful individuals and service organizations, so we can come together to rekindle and restore our sense of community, our faith in others and the joy that makes Douglas County the best place to live, work and play. 

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