For the month of August, Abundant Solar will donate $100 to Ten Rivers for every 1,000 watts sold in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties to customers who mention Ten Rivers Food Web or That’s My Farmer when ordering their photovoltaic system.
Farmers’ markets can offer extra incentives for SNAP customers only when there is outside funding. The goal is $15 kilowatts or $1,500.
These incentives increase: low-income access to nutritious, locally grown foods; sales to local farm-direct marketers; and the proportion of federal food assistance that stays in our communities.
For details about this offer, link here: Abundant Solar_Ten Rivers Food Web_benefit_Aug_2012
The Wednesday farmers’ market is moving for ONE DAY ONLY to our old site at 2nd & B. Operating hours are 9 am to 1 pm as usual.
This is the triangle shaped city lot at the south end of the Riverfront, near the skateboard park and the dog park. Access it from 2nd, 1st or B Ave.
Parking should be easy on a holiday. Remember that the parade will be heading our way and should arrive at 11 am. We’re hoping to see some llamas as we did the last time we moved for July 4.
ODA has released an FAQ about the Farm Direct Bill. It will be posted on OFMA and ODA’s Food Safety Division page as well. Here it is: Farm Direct FAQ.FINAL.
The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market opens Jan. 14 and runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds. If you are closer to Newport, there’s also an indoor winter market at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Both have a presence on FaceBook and elsewhere on the web.
Musician Robert Peckyno ran his video recording device up a pole attached to the music tent on the Helen Berg Plaza where he captured comings and goings at 1st & Jackson for a few hours. He then condensed the results and set them to music. Enjoy!
Check the right hand links for a complete vendor list, product search and interactive maps for each of our three markets! All of these features also are available in a top link under Interactive Maps plus Product Search.
Please tell your friends that the Wednesday farmers’ market for 2011 will be at 1st and Jackson from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., NOT on the south end and NOT afternoon/evening. We’re concerned that there might be a lot of confused people wandering around the old site. The sewer project that forces the move and hours change is not yet obvious.
Links to three separate interactive maps of our farmers’ markets are on a new page of this site. Stall assignments are a work in progress. Your browser’s back button might not work to leave these links.
Just got TWO TIX to the Cajun dinner event added to the Opening Day Market Madness drawings at the April 16 Albany Farmers’ Market. We’ll be doing a drawing for something fun and market-like every half hour, and you MUST be present to win. Laissez le bon temps roulez!
Ten Rivers blog on the That’s My Farmer Cajun Dinner event is here. A significant chunk of your ticket will buy tokens for Oregon Trail recipients that help their SNAP (food stamp) dollars go further and for much better food.