Vendors wanted for farmer’s market

June, 2016 Posted in Community

By Mary Owen

After hosting several farmer’s markets since March, a Stayton business owner plans to carry it on through October.

“We had two markets in March, but with the rain, we didn’t have much turnout,” said Lora Sramek, owner of The Picken Coop where the markets were held.

“The first two Saturdays of April and May, we had two more markets which were great! We had more turnout due to the great weather!”

Sramek will hold two more markets on June 4 and June 11. She hopes to fill the parking lot with local vendors on the first two Saturdays of the month throughout the summer until the fall. There is currently no charge for spaces “to help the market get going,” she said.

Sramek said she has room for more vendors, and has already been contacted by Santiam Hospital to coordinate a few informational events with the market.

“I’m hoping more farm-oriented people will join us with fruits, veggies, plants and cut flowers,” she said. “I’m always looking for vendors.”

What motivated Sramek to start a farmer’s market was her love for the Salem outdoor market. “I thought since I work in Stayton to try to get one going here,” she said. “It brings the community together, and is a fun event for people to enjoy!”

To become a vendor or for more information, contact Sramek at 503-881-3133 or e-mail her at The Picken Coop is located at 789 N. Third Ave., Stayton.

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