Our goal is to provide highly visible, centralized locations in Corvallis and Albany for mid-Willamette Valley and Coast Range farmers and gardeners to market high-quality produce directly to consumers.
Farmers’ markets contribute to livable communities
Farmers’ markets are undergoing a renaissance of sorts. Why? Markets meet certain community needs that had been swept aside in pursuit of a “modern” food distribution system. Farmers’ markets:
- Educate consumers about how their food is grown and processed.
- Support small family farmers, whose continued existence depends on direct marketing opportunities, and related small-scale economic activity.
- Protect air quality and the environment by shortening the distance food travels from farm to consumer and by encouraging sustainable agriculture practices.
- Create a community activity that helps revitalize downtowns, riverfronts and other community resources.