Fill Your Pantry Market

Residents from around the Gorge can again stock up on locally-grown produce and staples at the 3rd Annual Fill Your Pantry Market, hosted by the Rockford Grange in Hood River. More than 25 farms and food businesses will be present, offering shoppers an incredible variety of Gorge grown produce, meats, grains, preserves, and more. Most vendors offer discounts for bulk purchases, making the market a great way to stock up on this year's harvest and support local farms.

When farmers sell directly to their customers, the local community benefits. For every $100 spent at farmer’s markets, $62 stays in the local economy and farmers earn 72% more when selling direct. In spite of this area’s agricultural abundance, currently 98% of food eaten in the Gorge is shipped in from other areas. The Fill Your Pantry Market provides residents with easy access to locally-grown food and a chance to celebrate the local harvest.

On market day, vendors will set up on both floors of the Grange hall and outside. Visitors will also find demonstrations on food storage, food preservation, and grain grinding by OSU Extension Staff. Hood River’s Emergency Manager will offer tips on emergency preparedness. Hungry shoppers can enjoy live bluegrass music by The Coffers along with warm soup, bread, and desserts offered by the Grange for a donation. Kid's activities will be available.

The market runs from 2- 6 pm, Saturday, November 4 at the Rockford Grange Hall, 4250 Barrett Drive in Hood River. SNAP, EBT, Debit, and Credit will be accepted. This free event is co-sponsored by the Gorge Grown Food Network and OSU Extension Service. For more information visit www.rockfordgrange.net

FILL YOUR PANTRY MARKET 2017: VENDORS

Big Barn Organics

Columbia Gorge Garlic

Fields Farm

Tamiyasu Orchard

Treebird Organics

One Breath Beverage

Saur Farming

Nature's Finest

Stepping Stone Farm

Cascadia Creamery

Fiddle Farms

Wildwood Farm

Kraus Honey Company

Oregon Brineworks

Bergins Organic Custom Seeds LLC

Sakura Ridge

Blue Skies Bakery

Blue Bus Cultured Foods

Jefferies Ranch

Tumbleweed Farm

Columbia Mushroom Company

The Forest Garden

Oak Rose Farm

Columbia Gorge Honey Company

Jean Marie’s Garden

Kelly and Co. Natural Meats

Greenwillow Grains

 

FILL YOUR PANTRY MARKET 2017: PRODUCTS

Apples

Beef

Beets

Bread

Brussel sprouts

Buckwheat

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cheese

Chicken

Cornmeal

Dried herbs

Dried mushrooms

Dried mushroom soup mix

Dry beans

Dry corn

Eggs

Fava beans

Fermented vegetables

Fresh mushrooms

Garbanzo beans

Garlic

Ginger

Granola

Grapes

Herbal teas

Herb honeys

Honey

Hot sauce

Hot cereal blends

Kohlrabi

Kombucha

Kvass

Lamb

Leeks

Onions

Parsnips

Pears (fresh, dried, canned)

Pickles

Plums (fresh and canned)

Pork

Potatoes

Preserves

Pumpkins

Root crops

Rye

Sauerkraut

Shallots

Soap

Storage tomatoes

Sweet potatoes

Tumeric

Water keifer

Wheat and wheat flour

Winter squa

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