Farmers Market to close season

 

Last updated 9/28/2022 at Noon

JERRY BALDOCK

Ripe tomatoes tempted shoppers and their furry friends at last week’s farmers market. This Sunday will be the last market day of the year.

Locally grown tomatoes. Green veggies. Berries, peaches, and fragrant flowers. Eggs, meat, baked goods, handcrafts, and artisanal foods. Crops vary from week to week, but Sisters Farmers Market delivers a wide array of local goods every Sunday — until next week.

This Sunday, October 2, is closing day—the last chance to shop at the Farmers Market this year.

Marketgoers can sip small-batch, wood-fired local coffee as they browse the booths at Fir Street Park and listen to live music with acoustic duo If & When.

“It’s a good time to stock up for the winter and holidays,” said Market Manager Michelle Jiunta. “We’ll have it all — a full slate of food, coffee, crafts, arts, and produce.”

Beef, lamb, and eggs pastured on the outskirts of Sisters are typically available. Jewelry, artwork, wood carvings, and locally roasted coffee beans make regular appearances. A local goat farmer makes beautiful soaps from her goats’ milk.


Pickles, dog biscuits, and artisanal popsicles are popular, too. Every Market features a different array of crops and products.

Jiunta was pleased with last week’s special Fur on Fir event.

“It was so fun,” she said. “It was incredible how many dogs came through the park.”

Funds were raised for local nonprofits, and signatures gathered for the Wolf Welcome Committee.

For closing day, the acoustic duo If & When will perform folk, rock, Americana, and more. Nonprofit organization FANs — Friends and Neighbors of Deschutes Canyon — will bring activities for the kids and volunteer opportunities for adults who love the great outdoors.


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Marketgoers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags. Alternately, they can pick up something new from vendor Rainbow Harvest Baskets or get a Sisters Farmers Market bag from the info booth (near the splash pad fountain). Styles range from simple to tie-dyed, depending what’s in stock.

Local businesses support the Market through sponsorships. Top-level sponsors for 2022 include health supplement manufacturer Metabolic Maintenance, Ace Hardware in Sisters, Black Butte Realty Group, and the design and communications firm Plazm.

Sisters Farmers Market takes place Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fir Street Park, a half block north of Cascade Avenue/Highway 20 in downtown Sisters. SNAP/EBT and other currencies are accepted. Learn more at sistersfarmersmarket.com; see also @sistersfarmersmarket on Instagram.


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The market is presented by nonprofit Seed to Table, providing equitable access to locally grown, farm-fresh produce and offering opportunities in farm-based education. Learn more at www.seedtotableoregon.org.

 

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