It All Starts With a Seed
A stalk of corn waiting for harvest started as a seed; our community’s the same. We’re planting the seed of brighter tomorrows today. The Newport Farmers’ Market gives local vendors and farmers a place to come together and celebrate good, hard, honest work – the work done by the hands of our neighbors. Come out and help us grow!
“In 1978 the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act directed the Cooperative Extension Service to become involved in farm-direct marketing by helping to organize local farmers markets. Newport Farmers Market opened that year, one of the first in the state to do so. A handful of local farmers gathered at the Fairgrounds and sold out all of their produce in two hours! The Lincoln County Small Farmers Association (LCSFA), which operates the Newport Farmers Market, was formed the following year with the help of the Oregon State University Extension Service and by the second season included 40 memberships. Today the LCSFA has an active membership of 70 vendors.”
All of the vendors at the Newport Market must grow or make the products they sell with an emphasis on local items from within Lincoln County and surrounding areas.
RAIN or SHINE
Market is outdoors in open-air May through October from 9am-1pm. We have market in all types of weather, because after all we are Oregonians!
Credit, Debit, EBT Cards Accepted
The market ATM is located at the “Market INFO” booth.
Credit and debit card users get $5 wooden tokens. Vendors give customers cash change for the $5 wooden tokens.
EBT participants can swipe their Oregon Trail cards on our wireless device, and get $1 tokens with up to $6 SNAP match. The EBT tokens can only be spent on edible items. All EBT tokens must be used at Newport’s market and hold no cash value.
If you have a genuine passion for helping communities prosper, we need your touch.
The market is looking for volunteers to help at The Lemonade Project booth on Saturdays during the farmers market to squeeze!
Proceeds from the lemonade go toward boosting the buying power of those on SNAP, to where they can take home more fresh fruits and vegetables for their meals. Money raised at the lemonade stand ensures each SNAP shopper at the farmers market receives an additional six dollars toward purchases which helps them stretch their food dollars while adding healthy fruits, vegetables and local foods to their diets.
Information Booth Staff
Spending time with your community’s a great feeling. Come out and help man our Information Booths with maps and other info.