Farmers Market to kick off season

 

Last updated 6/6/2023 at 2:15pm

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Central Oregon farm North 44 is one of more than 37 vendors slated for Sisters Farmers Market.

In a sure sign that summer is upon us, Sisters Farmers Market's opening day is on Sunday, June 4.

The market has new hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 37 farmers, ranchers, makers, and food producers will bring their goods to Fir Street Park, offering fresh veggies, locally raised meat, seafood, artisan food products, and locally made arts and crafts.

Sisters-based trio Sugar Sweet String Band will kick off the market season at 11:30 a.m. with upbeat bluegrass, homespun ballads, and original fiddle dance tunes. The trio says they "look forward to connecting with the local community" during their set.

Students from the Sisters High School Greenhouse Club will be at the Market on opening day, hosting their annual plant sale fundraiser. Students will be selling hanging baskets and the vegetable and herb starts they've grown, such as tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, squash, cucumbers, and more.


All proceeds from the sale will fund future Greenhouse Club projects and meetings.

"The students have worked hard on growing high-quality plants," said Kaci Rae Christopher, a paraprofessional at Sisters High School who oversees the Greenhouse Club. "I admire them so much and am proud of what they have grown and built in the greenhouse."

Due to the rising popularity of Sisters Farmers Market, new booth spaces were added this season to accommodate more vendors. Shoppers can find up-to-date market maps at the Info Booth listing where to find new and returning vendors.

Rotary Club of Sisters will join the market as a featured nonprofit, sharing information about their upcoming Alzheimer's Awareness Seminar set for June 23.


Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce

Sisters Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT and offers a SNAP match of up to $20 with Double Up Food Bucks. Stop by the Info Booth to learn more about using SNAP at market or visit the Market's website for more information.

Sisters Farmers Market is presented by local nonprofit Seed to Table. The Market runs every Sunday June through September, from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. in Fir Street Park. For information visit sistersfarmersmarket.com.

 

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