La Grande Farmers Market Job Opening

La Grande Farmers Market seeks new Market Manager.

This is a part-time, year-round, hourly position.

Qualifications: strong work ethic; ability to work independently and with board of directors, vendors and community; strong interpersonal, problem solving, marketing, small business/project management, and supervision skills; ability to accurately track sales and budgets; be entrepreneurial, approachable, and passionate about local agriculture, food, and community. Must have computer skills and be able to work most Tues and Sat markets from May-Oct. The position is dynamic, rewarding and fun! The La Grande Farmers Market is successful, well-run, and growing with a strong community support. We seek a candidate to continue the market’s success and take it to the next level.

For more information and to apply, follow the link below

APPLICATION FOR LA GRANDE FARMERS MARKET MANAGER POSTION

 

Salsa Contest and Festival

THE 2nd ANNUAL LA GRANDE FARMERS MARKET SALSA CONTEST!!

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Sponsored by

Wes Williams Attorney at Law

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH SALSA TASTING 9:00-11:00 ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER AT 11:30 ENTER TO WIN!!

WHERE: Max Square, at La Grande Farmers Market

WHEN: Entries will be accepted between 8:00 and 9:00

HOW:

  •  Bring 1 quart of your salsa in a sealable container such as a ball or mason jar or a “Zip lock” type container with a 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.
  •  Collect your belongings between noon and 1:00 pm.
  •  Winners will receive a $50 farmers market gift certificate + a market hat!

 

Pie Day at the market!! Enter your pie in our contest!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH

PIE TASTING 9:00-11:00 ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER AT 11:30

WHERE: Max Square, at La Grande Farmers Market

WHEN: August 11th - Enter pie by 9am!

HOW: Bring your home-baked pie to the market!

  • Entries will be accepted between 8:00 and 9:00
  •  Bakers must use at least one local ingredient
  •  Winners must be willing to provide a recipe for the LGFM website
  •  Limit of 2 pie 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 pie with the most votes wins!

To judge, folks will pay $5 for a plate, fork and a voting card. all proceeds go to the La Grande Farmers Market. 

 Collect your belongings between noon and 1:00 pm.

Winners will receive a $50 farmers market gift certificate + a market hat or a market t-shirt!!!

August is Double Month!

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.

But for the Month of August, we are doubling that amount. Spend $20 when you run your EBT card and we will give you $20 to spend at the market on farm fresh produce!

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3rd Annual

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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

Tickets Prices

Adult ~$30

Children 6-10 ~ $15

For more information, visit

www.lagrandefarmersmarket.org, Facebook

or call the market manager at 541-418-1126.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO VALLEY INSURANCE FOR SPONSORING THIS EVENT!!

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4th Tuesday at the Market

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, August 28 3:30-6

Tuesday, September 25 3:30-6

 

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