Animal lovers gather for ‘Fur on Fir’
Last updated 9/20/2022 at Noon
Folks in Sisters sure love dogs. And cats. Not to mention bunnies, horses, pigs, and wolves.
Our fine furry friends will be celebrated Sunday, September 25, at “Fur on Fir,” a special event at Sisters Farmers Market. It’s the second-to-last market of the season, held at Fir Street Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Market-goers can drink coffee, nibble pastries, pose for a photo with their pets, and learn from local nonprofit organizations that serve animals. Evan Mullins will play live music on the Songbird Stage throughout the market day.
The Best Doggie Bakery will bring treats, donating ten percent of their sales to Harmony Farm Sanctuary and Furry Friends Foundation.
“We are thankful for Traci’s generosity,” said Market Manager Michelle Jiunta, who came up with the idea of Fur on Fir.
“I think it sounds like a fantastic collaboration of animal-loving people, local nonprofits getting together to share what they do,” said Robine Bots, founder of Harmony Farm Sanctuary. “Just being around like-minded people sounds amazing.”
Read more about Harmony Farm.
A selfie booth set up will be set up for pets and their people to take pictures. The big top circus theme will feature backgrounds and props for photo ops.
Local ranch North44 will be sure to stock beef bones suitable for dogs. Prayers Natural Dog Biscuits will have a booth, too. The business is named after the owners’ service dog, Prayers.
Pet-food bank Furry Friends Foundation (FFF) will be on hand as well. A nonprofit organization, FFF provides pet-related food, supplies, and services to families and seniors in financial need. The organization also sponsors free spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats, along with free vaccinations.
Susan Prince, co-founder of the Wolf Welcome Committee, said the group is “really looking forward to participating in Fur on Fir at our wonderful Sisters Farmers Market. What a great opportunity to celebrate all of our fellow canines — domesticated and wild alike.”
Every Sunday, locals and visitors gather at Sisters Farmers Market for delicious produce grown just blocks away, locally raised meats and eggs, along with handcrafts, jewelry, artwork, and artisanal foods.
Offerings this week may include wood-fired coffee beans, handmade breads, and Oregon Coast seafood, along with fresh tomatoes, corn, peppers, squashes, and greens. Produce, vendors, and available items change week to week, depending on the weather, ripening of crops, and other factors.
Sisters Farmers Market is located at Fir Street Park, a half block north of Cascade Avenue/Highway 20, near food carts, restaurants, and shops. For history buffs, the Sisters Museum is usually open at the park’s southeast corner during market hours.
Presented by nonprofit organization Seed to Table, the market takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through October 2. SNAP/EBT and other currencies are accepted. Learn more at sistersfarmersmarket.com, or follow on Instagram @sistersfarmersmarket.