NextStep Recycles Electronics

EUGENE, Ore. — One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure. NextStep in Eugene is helping residents find out if that’s true Friday. Organizers say people should bring used electronics to the NextStep booth at the NEDCO Sprout! Farmer’s Market Friday. The items will be brought back to the facilities where they’ll be properly disposed … Continue reading »

Vendors Suspected of Buying Wholesale

(CNN) — Are those fruits and veggies really from your local farm? California is spending a million dollars to make sure the produce at farmers markets is truly locally grown. California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law that will send a small group of inspectors to the markets to check up on vendors. This … Continue reading »

Farmers’ Markets Helping SNAP Recipients

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Almost 10,000 households in Benton County alone rely on food stamps every month, and on Sunday, organizers of the Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets hosted a barbecue fundraiser to help more people get access to fresh and local fruits and vegetables. Organizers hosted a summer picnic supper at Willamette Park in Corvallis on Sunday, … Continue reading »

Eugene, Lane County Land Swap Discussion

EUGENE, Ore. — A potential land swap is in the works in downtown Eugene between the City of Eugene and Lane County. Both parties are discussing the possibility of swapping the county’s Butterfly Lot, a parking lot on the corner of 8th and Oak Streets in downtown Eugene, with part of the city’s unused City Hall building … Continue reading »

Lane County Farmers Market to Move

EUGENE, Ore. — After two years at Amazon Park on Thursdays, organizers of the Lane County Farmers Market say it’s time for a change. Board members say the first year was great, but popularity and consequently sales were down last year. Starting next week, they’re going to be setting up shop at the Fifth Street … Continue reading »

Lane County Farmers Market Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday marked the grand opening for the Lane County Farmers Market. A small group of local farmers and growers were out in the sunshine Tuesday. Customers picked up fresh vegetables, fruit and other goodies. Growers say it’s great to live in a community that appreciates fresh produce. “One of the things we’re … Continue reading »

SPROUT! Promotes Local Food

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County is one of the few communities that can boast a food hub, a center based entirely on supporting the local food industry. But how does its food hub work? “People talk about the Willamette Valley like it’s the garden of Eden. This is an amazing agriculture area that has more … Continue reading »

Market at Sprout Grand Opening

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The gray skies and raindrops are pushing all of us indoors, but for some folks it’s not just about staying dry, but staying in business. Marketplace at Sprout, formerly the Springfield Farmer’s Market, is making its big indoor debut Friday. It’s located in the old First Christian Church building on 4th and … Continue reading »

Springfield Farmer’s Market Moves

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For five seasons, the Springfield Farmer’s Market has been held right outside Springfield City Hall. While Friday will be its last day there, customers won’t have to say goodbye for long. Starting next week, it becomes the Marketplace at Sprout and all the vendors will be moving just a block down the … Continue reading »

Farmer’s Market Now Accepting EBT

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon Trail Card users can now use their benefits at the Umpqua Valley Farmer’s Market. SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is allowing recipients to use their cards to purchase tokens at the market manager’s booth. The tokens can then be used to buy products from any qualifying vendor at the … Continue reading »

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