Clatskanie Farmers Market (CFM) organizers have officially surpassed their $15,000 goal to support the development of a year-round farmers market.
As of Friday, April 1, 77 donors have contributed $15,275 to support construction of cool storage, shelves and displays, chest freezers, technology to support sales and administration, and general upgrades to buildings, according to a description from CFM’s Givebutter campaign.
With an Oregon Coast Visitors Association fundraising match, CFM set to raise $30,000 for renovations to transform the former Clatskanie Chief newspaper building at 80 NE Art Steele Street into a marketplace.
Pippinstock Homestead from Clatskanie wrote the following testimonial supporting the food hub.
“(Clatskanie Food Hub) will allow people like me who have a garden or a small farm to sell products. This model leverages direct agricultural laws to create immense opportunities for all members of our community (and) is essential for us to have a local and sustainable food system here! »
The future hub site will offer a selection of products, meats, eggs, dairy products and dry products.
CFM began in 2014 with a mission to “serve as a community venue for farmers and artisans to encourage the creation and growth of local and sustainable businesses,” says the mission statement of the purpose-driven organization. non-profit.