Farmer’s Market is hoppin’ place on Thursday afternoon

29 Jul

Distilled report from Todd Dierker, manager of the weekly Farmer’s Market at the Hood River Middle School:

“The Gorge Grown Farmers’ Market has REALLY taken off this summer. Both weekly attendance and sales are up about 30% from last year. … Last week Ben Stenn from Celilo showed us how to make delicious Cherry Tomato Bruschetta. In case you missed it, the recipe will be posted on our website. … August 5 is a celebration of bike and walking to market and will have lots of activities and events around biking and healthy families. On August 12, the market is proud to be hosting Green Drinks and a discussion about local composting operations and needs. Come join the fun…

This week … over 25 vendors … with a wide variety of dinner foods (including a new vendor, Henni’s, from White Salmon, serving curries), fresh fruits (peaches, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, etc.), breads, tarts, beef, worm compost and vegetables — tomatoes … along with fresh greens, squash, beets, carrots, green beans, kale, potatoes, etc.).

Debit cards and SNAP cards can be used at the INFO booth. We have an incentive program this season also that allows us to match your SNAP dollars …  to expand your purchasing power. Marimbas and the first tomatoes of the season will make for a very festive event this Thursday from 4 to 7 at the HR Middle School.

This week’s activities:

  • Music – Chigwaya Marimba
  • Children’s Activity – Kidsense
  • Non-profits – Ugandan Orphanage
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