Saturday market: Picken Coop hosts outdoor event

June, 2017 Posted in Business, Community

By Mary Owen

Good news, folks! The Saturday Market is back for the second summer at The Picken Coop’s parking lot through October.

“Last year was good for starting up,” said Lora Sramek, owner of The Picken Coop. “This year, I have had a lot more interest and participation.”

Drawing people to the market are vendors such as Lularoe, Pink Zebra, Younique, Damsel in Defense, Jamberry, Avon, Stephannies Magic Butter, Watkins, and for hungry shoppers, The Spud Bus, with baked and loaded potatoes.

“We also have crocheted items, specialty rocks, jewelry, vintage items and more coming,” Sramek said of goods for sale.

Helping to draw vendors to the market is free space to sell their wares, and Sramek said other vendors have signed up and will hopefully participate when the weather is nice.

“Some come into my shop looking for a space, but I have a waiting list, so I offer them Saturday Market,” Sramek said.

The rainy spring hindered people from attending the market, but Sramek expects traffic to rise right along with the temperatures.

The Saturday Market is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first two Saturdays of each month from now until October.

“There have been quite a few people showing up,” Sramek said. “I’d like to get more food vendors and a fresh-cut flower vendor, but I’m really excited about the outcome so far. It can only get bigger and better!”

Sramek started the market last year motivated by 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!”

For information, contact Sramek at 503-881-3133 or e-mail her at Lorasramek@comcast.net. The Picken Coop is located at 789 N. Third Ave., Stayton.

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