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Sisters Farmers Market kicks off season

Sisters Farmers Market is opening for the season this Sunday, June 6. The market will return to Fir Street Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through October 3.

Farmers markets have traditionally been a place where community members can gather to find connection — to their farmers, producers, friends, and neighbors. Out of necessity, markets had to shift to becoming primarily essential food sources throughout the pandemic, leaving little room for collective gathering. While COVID-19 precautions will still be in place for the start of the season, market manager Caroline Hager reports that Sisters Farmers Market is looking forward to new and returning programming that will bring back a sense of community connection, in addition to remaining an essential food access point.

Thanks to support from The Roundhouse Foundation, Sisters Farmers Market is now able to accept SNAP/EBT payment, and was approved for the Double Up Food Bucks program which doubles SNAP dollars up to $10 a day to be used on fruits and vegetables throughout the market.

The market will come alive this year with weekly musical performances sponsored by Metabolic Maintenance, which will kick off this Sunday with local musician Matti Joy. According to the musician’s bio, Joy is a “folk singer who acts as a voice for the outdoors, education, and mental health. Their songwriting and performances speak to the power of place and the way community can meaningfully change how people interact and support each other.”

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Sisters Farmers Market will offer two new educational booth spaces this year: the Community Partner Booth and the Wellness Booth, which will feature local mission-aligned organizations to increase awareness of what our area has to offer in regards to health, wellness, nutrition, movement, community, and more.

Hager said, “Sisters Farmers Market is possible thanks to our amazing donors and sponsors, including The Roundhouse Foundation, Metabolic Maintenance, Black Butte Realty Group, Shibui Spa, FivePine Lodge, Roam Natural Skincare, and Noelle Fredland. The market also relies on and greatly appreciates volunteers who help with crucial day-of support.”


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