The La Grande Farmers Market matches the first $10 you spend of SNAP at the market EVERY TIME YOU VISIT! So while you take $10 off your EBT card, We give you $10 free to spend on the best local produce our farmers have to offer.
Located in beautiful Eastern Oregon, the La Grande Farmers' Market is a seasonal open-air market featuring fresh local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, quality meat, eggs, garden products, arts, crafts, and live music. Enjoy shopping locally while interacting with farmers, artists, musicians, craftsman and friends.
Farm to Fork Brunch
The brunch will be a fun, colorful, all local summer meal featuring the products of the Markets farmers, bakers, and artisans and prepared by Chef Merlyn Baker. The brunch will in the middle of The La Grande Farmers Market on 4th Street! Come on down bring a friend and enjoy the best that the market has to offer!
When: Saturday July 7th, 9 am-noon
Where: La Grande Farmers Market, Max Square on Adams and 4th St.
Why: Because we love our Market!
Tickets can be purchased at Blue Mountain Outfitters, Valley Insurance, Bella, RE/MAX and the La Grande Farmers Market Information booth
Children 6-10 ~ $15
For more information, visit
or call the market manager at 541-418-1126.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO VALLEY INSURANCE FOR SPONSORING THIS EVENT!!
What's better than the La Grande Farmers Market?
When there is local beer!
Come on down to the 4th Tuesday at the Market!
Help us celebrate the Farmers Market with beer, music, food, and games! As always we have our wonderful market with sustainably raised meats and produce, handcrafted art and jewelry, and homemade treats. But after all that shopping you might be thirsty and hungry, stop by the beer garden buy a beer and grab a tasty bit of BBQ or a fresh Gyro listen to some fun music under our new shade awning! Beer not your thing? That's okay, Mamacitas International Grill has fresh Margaritas and smoothies on their patio. Do you want to meet some new friends? We have Cribbage games open to all in Max Square at 5 pm, bring your cribbage boards and cards and enjoy an evening at the market!
Beer and growler fill station will be by Side A Brewing.
Fresh Margaritas and Smothies by Mamacitas International Grill
BBQ and local meats by Hines Meat Co.
Fresh Greek inspired gyros by Ya Ya Nikkis
Music by Standard Deviation!
Come support local farmers and artisans at the La Grande Farmers Market!
Mark your calendar for our Last Tuesday at the Market dates!
Tuesday May 29th 3:30-6
Tuesday June 26th 3:30-6
People of La Grande; you live in an amazing community.
Our funding for the Double Up Food Program was done last year, and we were looking at having to stop matching your SNAP dollars spent at the market. However, I am very happy to report, local funders have stepped up to the plate, and we will be continuing with this incredible program!!
We have received funding from LCAC, the Local Community Advisory Council, Wildhorse Casino, and Imbler High School!!
Once again, we will be able to match the first $10 you spend of SNAP at the market EVERY TIME YOU VISIT! So while you take $10 off your EBT card, you'll get $20 to spend on the best local produce our farmers have to offer.
Just visit the information booth at the market to get your tokens!
Saturday, May 19th.
Tuesday market opens on the following Tuesday, May 22nd.
Buckle your seatbelts - it is going to be an awesome season!
We have a fun season lined up for you this year with music at all our markets, and fabulous special events. Along with our Farm to Fork Brunch (July 7th), Kid Day ( September 22nd) and the Salsa Festival (August 25th), we will be hosting a Pie day on August 11th and a community Cider Pressing event on October 20th.
Also, be sure to come check out our monthly Beer Gardens on the last Tuesday Market of each month; Shop for farm fresh produce, enjoy great music, AND grab a pint from Side A and a gyro sandwich from Yia Yia Nikkis, all in one stop!
It's time to start planning for the upcoming season! Are you interested in being a farmers market vendor? If so, please join us at our Annual Meeting. Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8th at 6:30 in the Community Room of the La Grande Public Library.
Here you will get a chance to peek inside the inner workings of the market, meet other vendors, and get all your questions answered. Returning vendors can reserve their season spots, vote for our board members, provide feedback on 2017 and suggestions for 2018 so we make this the best season ever!
For more information, contact Beth; 541-418-1126
It is our first Salsa Festival at La Grande Farmers Market!
We hope you can join us Saturday, September 16th for some salsa music, we hope you can dance the Salsa, and we hope you can enter our salsa contest!! Rules below - Good times will be had by all!
SALSA TASTING 9:00-11:00
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER AT 11:30
WHERE: Max Square, at La Grande Farmers Market
WHEN: Entries will be accepted between 8:00 and 9:00
Bring 1 quart of your salsa in a sealable container such as a ball or mason jar or a “Zip lock” type container with sealable lid.
Samples of salsa will be tasted and judged, therefore for food safety reasons, all salsa must be made fresh on the day of competition All entries will be kept on ice until judging time
Limit of 2 salsa entries per contestant, please.
Judging runs from 9:00- 11:00. Winners announced at 11:30.
We will have 2 winners! Judges choice and people’s choice: the salsa with the most votes wins!
To judge, folks will pay $2 for a bowl of chips and a voting card.
NO DOUBLE DIPPING!
Collect your belongings between noon and 1:00pm.
Winners will receive a $50 farmers market gift certificate + a market hat!
Tuesday Market is open on the 4th - 3:30 - 6:00pm at Max Square.
I hope you can join us for this wonderful event: The food will be fabulous, the music at the market will be delightful and proceeds go to support your farmers market!
For more information, call Kat at 541- 910-0904 Tickets available at the farmers market info booth, ReMax, Community Merchants, Kneads Bakery, Bella and Blue Mountain Outfitters.
The Farmers Market opens for the season on May 20th!
We will be open every Saturday 9am - noon and every Tuesday 3:30 -6:00pm through October 21st.
We will be continuing our Double Up Food Bucks program for SNAP customers at the market this year - which means we will match what you spend at the market on your EBT card up to $10 every time you come to the market. Swipe $10 off your card and get $20 to spend at the market!
We have so many incredible sponsors this year; please take a moment and look at that list on the right; This is an amazing community; please support these businesses that value our market.
Other good news; thanks to one amazing sponsor - (Thank you Loveland Funeral Chapel!) - we will be able to have music at all of our Tuesday markets this season!
Would you like to receive text messages or email reminders on the day of the market? I send out a short note an hour or two before opening and let folks know what's fresh and who's playing. If this interests you please sign up! Just click on the CONTACT tab and select "Text and email list"
Also, a huge thank you to Linda Peterson, who created our poster for the year.
Save the date for the vendor annual meeting Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30, in the Community Room at the La Grande Public Library.
All vendors are asked to come to elect the board, pay & sign up for spots, learn from our presenters, find out what's happening in 2017, ask questions, and have fun!
Any folks that are interested in becoming a vendor are also invited to come check it out, meet other vendors, ask questions and have fun!
Al Sweet, from the ODA Department of Weighs and Measurements will be on hand to certify your scales, beginning at 6:00.
Snack potluck. Drinks provided.
See you then!
If you have any questions, contact Beth, at email@example.com or 541-418-1126
A fundraiser for the La Grande Farmers Market!
A fun, colorful, summer meal featuring the products of local farmers, growers, bakers, and makers.
July 9th, 9am to noon
During Saturday farmers market.
Dining outside on Adams Ave during La Grande Open Streets.
Menu includes a Market Frittata, Breakfast Potatoes, Berry Scones and Tamales.
$20 for Adults
$10 for kids 12 & under
Tickets available at:
Blue Mountain Outfitters
John J Howard & Assoc
For more information visit our website, Facebook page, or call Kat at 541-910-0904
Good News! The La Grande Farmers' Market is part of a state-wide program called Double Up Food Bucks.
Now, every time you spend your SNAP dollars at the Farmers Market, we will match up to $10 a day with Double Up Food Bucks for fruits and vegetables! You can come both on Saturdays AND Tuesdays to take advantage of this great opportunity!
How does it work?
1) Go to the farmers market information tent
2)Swipe your EBT card for tokens to buy SNAP eligible foods
3)Match: We match up to $10 a day with DUFB for fruits and vegetables
Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 in the Community Room of the La Grande Public Library. Learn about becoming a vendor, find out about our plans for the 2016 season, and sign up for your spot! If you have any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 541-418-1126.
Hope to see you there!
This is a new program for all of you who love the market.
Farm Fans receive text messages one hour before the market. The reminders/updates include what's fresh, who is playing and special events at the market, so be sure you sign up!
Here is how:
Visit this website: https://farmfanapp.com/lagrandefarmersmarket/signup
Send a text message to 54459:
For Saturday market reminders, text the code lag620, for Tuesday market reminders text the code lag903.
You may unsubscribe at any time, by responding to STOP to any text message you receive from us.
Welcome to the new website for La Grande Farmers' Market! I am very pleased about the changes we have made this year, and I hope you will be too. Let me tell you about our cool new features.
First of all, I have to thank a very dear Friend of the Market, Gray McGuire. Gray has donated many hours towards creating this website, and he has been a constant source of good advice. Thank you Gray!!
Now, I am very pleased to announce that we are using a new software this year called "Manage My Market." All the Portland Farmers' Markets use it; it is a great tool for organizing information. Now vendors will be able to apply completely online! They can create a profile for their business that can be viewed by customers of the market. They will be able to enter all their products and dates of availability, and customers will be able to search our market database for the products they wish to buy. Anyone who is interested in becoming a vendor at our market, just check out the "APPLY" tab above and follow the steps that are described there. Another bonus for vendors; you won't have to apply year after year - you'll only have to enter your information once.
Soon we will have also an interactive map of the market, so that customers can see where vendors are selling on any market day!
For those of you who might be interested in being a band at our market, our music policy is on the website under the MUSIC tab. There are many opportunities for local musicians to get on our stage!
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me, right there at the CONTACT tab.
Stay tuned for more updates and further refinements... and mark your calendars: Opening Day is May 16th!!