News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Harvest season comes to Market

Sisters Country has just four weeks left to enjoy its local farmers market. The bounty of harvest season brings a rainbow of fresh produce to Sisters Farmers Market. Bright, luscious tomatoes and tempting salad mixes are laid out on the gingham-checked tables. Colorful squashes and beans grown in Sisters soil pile up in baskets.

Rich, pungent garlic is available in a variety of types, each with its own flavor profile. Local pastured and grass-fed meats sit alongside fine arts and crafts, wines and kombucha, breads and pastries, coffee and CBD. Each week has different offerings, as vendors and crops change.

This Sunday, September 11, will find Oregon-born Sean Paul, stage name The Feel Button, performing music throughout the market day, which starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

With their unique take on the pressing concerns of climate change, reuse, and recycling, the Environmental Center will be on hand at the market for conversations and volunteer opportunities.

“We believe the quest for a better world starts right here in Central Oregon — in our homes, local schools, and businesses,” states the Environmental Center. “It starts with you.”

The September 18 market will feature a raffle drawing on the Songbird Stage. Also taking the stage that day will be musicians John and Teresa Rundle, a.k.a. Bit of Alright.

The grand prize raffle winner will receive a getaway at the beautiful House on Metolius in Camp Sherman. Other prizes include locally grown and handcrafted goods donated by market vendors.

Tickets are available any Sunday at the market’s Info Booth near the corner of Main Avenue and Fir Street during market hours. Online, tickets can be purchased any time at http://www.sistersfarmers

A new program called Fur on Fir will debut September 25. Market Manager Michelle Jiunta dreamed up this special occasion to celebrate animals: pets, livestock, rescue animals, and wild creatures alike. Look for more information in an upcoming issue of The Nugget.

October 2 is Closing Day — last chance to enjoy the market until next summer. Folks can stock up on holiday gifts and preserved foods for winter, along with October produce. The acoustic duo If & When will play Americana and folk music.

Sisters Farmers Market is located at Fir Street Park, a half-block north of Cascade Avenue/Highway 20. For history buffs, the Sisters Museum is usually open across the street from the park’s southeast corner during market hours.

The market takes place every Sunday through the first week of October. Market time is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. SNAP/EBT and other currencies are accepted.

Seed to Table Oregon is the nonprofit organization that presents Sisters Farmers Market. For more information, visit http://www.sisters and


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