Looks like we have another bit of enticement. Not only can you enter to win a pair of tix at the Albany Farmers’ Market, but you can buy online and try for an upgrade to VIP status.
Here are late-breaking updates from Ten Rivers Food Web
The menu is now available here for this Sunday’s Cinco de Mayo Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction! Ticket proceeds benefit the That’s My Farmer SNAP program at the Albany Farmers’ Market, improving low-income access to healthy, local food.
You can purchase a ticket at the door, but if you buy your tickets online before the end of Friday, you will have a chance to have your ticket upgraded to VIP status and be invited to the pre-dinner reception and hosted bar for free!
If you can’t make up your mind about how to spend your Sunday evening, consider just a small handful of the items you have a chance of bidding on and winning:
- Farmer-made jewelry from Cultivation Jewelry
- Handcrafted pins, vases, and jewelry from Nicholas and Felice
- Gardening gift baskets from local nurseries
- Locally crafted bags of cheese, gluten-free crackers, and wine
- One night at the Riverbend Resort
- Aerial photos of Albany from Bassett Studios and Carts and Tools
- One week of Farm Experience Camp at Midway Farms
- And many more!
Thank you for all that you do to support our community food system. We hope you have a weekend filled with local farming, gardening, shopping and dining!
Dan and Cassie, Ten Rivers Food Web
Cynthia, Midway Farms and Albany Community Foods Group
Scottie, LBCC Culinary Arts
You have only a few more days to score your tickets to the Cinco de Mayo dinner benefitting SNAP incentives at the Albany Farmers’ Market. Paper tickets are available at Sybaris Bistro in Albany or the First Alternative Co-op in Corvallis and online via http://albanysnap13-efbevent.eventbrite.com/.
There is one more way that two lucky people will be getting their tickets: — CAFM bought a pair of tickets and is offering a drawing at the market booth of the Albany Farmers’ Market. People who attended last week can enter again.
Please checkout the posters on our FaceBook page. Scroll down to April 10.
We had some of them displayed here, but even the smaller versions were making the whole web site load slowly.
Look for them around town, and check out The Merry Inksters at the artisans market — next door to the Corvallis Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.
Our new collaboration with The Merry Inksters printing arts group has borne fruit. Okay, it’s really a vegetable, but it’s a beautiful one. Julia Lont, a CHS art teacher who also works with Crooked Furrow Farm, is responsible for the sexy beet, and Christy Turner did the layout.
We will be printing these soon and getting them around our two towns.
There’s another Corvallis design in the works, and the posters are designed for additional print artists to add their work to the middle of both posters. The Merry Inksters will be selling fancier true letterpress versions at the Artisans Market.
Celebrate this Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican-inspired, but locally grown 3-course meal. Buy your ticket today to support low-income access to the Albany Farmers’ Market. All proceeds benefit the That’s My Farmer SNAP Incentive Program at the market.
Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at Sybaris Bistro in Albany. ¡Muchas gracias!
You are lucky because you have the opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s day on March 17 with local food and drink while supporting SNAP incentives at the Albany Farmers’ Market.
Here’s the scoop from the Ten Rivers Food Web blog. Tix can be purchased online or at Sybaris in Albany.
The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market has been going since Jan. 12 and will continue until April 13, the week before outdoor markets open. It’s at the Benton County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Just a reminder that you can now run an Oregon Trail card to access SNAP (food stamp) benefits and also get $6 in incentive tokens if you take at least $6 off the card. Same program as the outdoor markets — just different color tokens to keep our books separate.
The turkey has gobbled for 2012. Thanks to everyone who set foot in a farmers’ market this year!
We almost have a year-round market system here. But there is a gap to be bridged. The last CAFM market was Nov. 21, and the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market does not begin until Jan. 12.
How can you bridge that gap? Two local food organizations collaborate to bring you the Terra Madre event on Dec. 1 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Here are the details.
Another opportunity to help your local food system: eat at Pastini’s Pastaria on Nov. 26-27 and 50 percent of pasta-thon proceeds will go to the Corvallis Environmental Center’s Edible Corvallis Initiative.
Markets continue through Nov. 17 (Saturdays) and Nov. 21 (Wednesdays, Corvallis only). All markets open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Don’t pass up the chance to prepare for Thanksgiving, stock up for the few weeks before indoor markets start, and score some wonderful local food you can give over the holidays.
For that awkward period between outdoor markets and indoor market, there’s the Terra Madre celebration on Dec. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Benton County Fairgrounds.
The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market opens Jan. 12 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. It finishes on April 13, and we start up again on April 20.
Another opportunity to enjoy the season’s best foods and help make local food affordable for all Albany residents. James Beard nominee Matt Bennett of Sybaris Restaurant is teaming up with Sweet Red Coffee & Wine Bistro to host a Harvest Celebration Oct. 14. The menu features wild mushroom salad with smoked salmon terrine, curry pumpkin soup, honey roasted pork loin with figs and rosemary, and more. Tickets are $40; call Sweet Red Bistro at 541-704-0510 to reserve your table today! More details on Ten Rivers Food Web site.