Florence Farmers Market
2020 Growing SeasonThe 2020 season is from May 12 to October 15.Due to COVID-19 and distancing requirements, we are starting our season as a pre-order online and pick up only at the market site on Tuesdays, 4-6pmSNAP Customers, to use our EBT Debit Card & Double UP Benefits at our market please email our market manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Friends of the Florence Farmers Market!
Be aware that our Market structure has morphed to accommodate the times and city guidelines. We call it physical distance with social connection. And we are making it as easy as organic apple pie.
For the time being, we are an online pre-order and pick up market only:
Florence area market vendor products will be added each week to a purchasing platform called WhatsGood. You can access these offerings by registering with WhatsGood , using their app or website. Customers will select, pay for their goods, and drive through the market parking lot on Tuesdays 4-6pm so that volunteers can place your pre-bagged goods directly into customer cars. There will be no on-site cash or credit card sales.
Pick-ups at the market will begin on May 12, and continue each successive Tuesday from 4-6 pm. Orders for each Tuesday can be made until the Sunday preceding. This market format will continue until further notice.
Help keep things running smoothly:
If your last name starts with the letters A-L, please do your best to drive through between 4-5pm
If your last name starts with the letters M-Z, please do your best to drive through between 5-6pm
Please write your last name on a sheet of paper to put on your dashboard, so that we can be locating your orders as you drive by.
Please come by the Market Manager booth at the Market to receive instructions on how to order online so that you can pay with your Oregon Trail Card and receive your Double Up matching funds.
For the online challenged customer, the library has offered to help you! Call 541-997-3132 or email email@example.com for a Tech Appointment or Book a Librarian. 10am-3pm.
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Please don’t hesitate to email the market manager with questions:
Steps to have local food delivered to your car:
- Register once with WhatsGood (you can also download app on your phone). Note: You will not see our market listed until you register.
- Select Florence Farmers
- Drive through the market site on Tuesdays, 4-6pm and have your items delivered to you by farmers and volunteers.
The Florence Farmer’s Market opens Tuesday, May 12, and each successive Tuesday, for pick-ups between 4-6 pm, at the Market site. Our Market structure has morphed into an online purchasing site to conform to the times, and City guidelines. We call it physical distance with social connection. And we are making it as easy as organic apple pie.
By May 5th, we hope to have vendor products on a purchasing platform called What’s Good. You can access it by going straight to Whats Good – the direct link will be published here as soon as it’s available. Customers will select, pay for their purchases, and be scheduled alphabetically between 4 and 6 each Tuesday, to pick up their orders. This will allow our volunteers to manage traffic flow. Orders will have to be placed by the Sunday before Market Day. There will be no on-site cash or credit card sales.
For the May 12 Market, SNAP customers need to come by the Market Manager booth at the Market.
Other Customers will drive into the parking lot on the west side, pass the Lotus building, and pick up their purchases at each vendor’s vehicle on the east side of the parking lot. Vendors or a volunteer will place the customer’s pre-labeled order in their car.
Governor Kate Brown has declared farmers markets to be essential businesses. They provide fresh local food to the community, including Oregon Trail Card users, and they support small family farms and local food producers.
Working closely with the Oregon Farmers Market Association, as are all Markets in the state, we are excited to join this food delivery system. We are also being mentored by a market manager in Portland who is currently using this system.
What we gain is minimizing contact, eliminating social distancing lines, extra monitors for each vendor booth, and extra hand wash stations (all required by ODA for walk-in farmers markets).
We will miss the music, and the inter-personal community contact that has given the Market and its customers so much nourishment beyond food and drink. When the time is right we hope to resume our open-air Market, in successive steps with City guidance and welcome everyone back to our Market site.
Sincerely – Mary Shaw, President of Florence Farmers Market
2019 Florence Farmers Market Volunteers
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Florence Farmers Market. Please read over the following volunteer positions and submit a Volunteer Application. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you soon to give you details and arrange training. These positions take place on Market days, Tuesdays from May 14–Oct. 16. Need help? Email us here.
Sign Set Up (one person plus one sub)
- Place signs around town in locations specified by the Sign Map provided by the Market Manager.
- The signs need to go out by 2:30 p.m. each Tuesday.
Canopy Set Up and Vendor Assist (two people, plus one sub)
- Plan on arriving at the Market site by 1:30. Set up the Market Manager and Master Recycler canopies first.
- If requested, assist other vendors with setting up their canopies or booths.
- All should be accomplished by 2:30 p.m.
Sign Take Down (one person, plus one sub)
- Be on site at Market no later than 6 p.m. and using the Sign Map provided by the Market Manager, take down all signs and return them to the Market Manager’s vehicle.
Canopy Take Down and Vendor Assist (two people, plus one sub)
- At 6 p.m., start with vendors and if requested help them pack and move product to their vehicles. Then help them get their canopies down. Assist with the take down of the Market and Master Recyclers Canopies. Carry the Master Recyclers canopy to the car.
Market Assistant (this is a 2 1/2-hour position from 2:30-5 p.m.) (one person, one sub)
- Check in Reusable Bag volunteers at the Market Manager booth and give them a vest and name tag.
- Check in with vendors, let them know you can sit at their booth for them, especially Activity, Market Manager and Master Recyclers.
- Watch for people who may need extra support with their shopping. Do not attempt to physically assist anyone, but offer to shop for them, wait in line, or monitor trip hazards for them.
- Provide limited leash holding for dog owners while they shop as we do not allow dogs in the booths.
- Mingle and enjoy the crowd. Get any feedback you can.
Reusable Bag Distributor (this is a split shift from 2:45-4:30 or 4:30-6 p.m.) (first shift three people and second shift two people, two subs for each shift)
- Circulate in the crowd and offer people a mesh bag for produce. Have them sign in on your Master Recycler clipboard.
- Answer questions and enjoy the crowd.
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is partnering with a growing number of farmers and producers within 60 miles of the Siuslaw Region, including L’Etoile, Ambrosia, Fog Hollow Farm, Fair Valley Farm, The Upriver Collective, Athena’s Gifts and Garden, Estill Blueberries, and more in the works. We are also excited to be hosting a community booth for the Master Recyclers, who will offer free reusable bags. We’ll also have cooking demonstrations and activities for kids.
Florence Farmers Market
is dedicated to providing under-served populations greater access to healthy, locally grown food, and we are excited to be able to offer SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), in addition to Double Up Food Bucks provided by the Farmers Market Fund. Learn more at our info booth at the Farmers Market Tuesdays 3-6 p.m., May 14 through October 15.
Farm to Table
Access to sustainably and locally grown food through farm-direct sales.
Know Where Your Food Comes From
Ability to meet the farmers who grow/produce our food
Increased awareness of healthy food in our community
Keep It Local
Increased dollars spent in the local economy
Creation of a fun and festive community gathering place
Cheaper Organic Fruits & Veggies
You can find a variety of fresh, organic produce at more affordable prices than in a supermarket. There are also many farmers that carry products that are not technically “organic,” but have many low-priced foods that are pesticide and herbicide free.
There is usually an amazing variety of fruits and veggies at your local farmers market. Each farmer may have his own method for growing tomatoes or peppers.
By shopping at the local farmers market, you will eat seasonally, fresh and ripe. This is another great way to increase your overall health.
There is no doubt that locally-grown foods just simply taste better.
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