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Rogue Valley Growers Market is Open for the Remainder of the Season
October 1 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020
The Rogue Valley Growers Market is grateful for the flood of supportive emails, texts and voicemails thanking them for taking a short, two-week pause, hiring a Social Distancing Officer and for keeping the farmers’ markets safe and open for the remainder of the outdoor season during COVID-19; acknowledging the risks their farmers, makers and staff take by coming out twice a week to serve and feed the southern Oregon community; recognizing and trusting in the efforts (and continual learning curve) being improved upon weekly to make shopping at their farmers’ markets as safe as possible.
The Rogue Valley Growers Market strongly believes without community support, they could not do this each week. Their valued customers have remained level-headed, offered valuable feedback, been orderly and patient, generous and above all, their values continue to “walk the talk” by showing up weekly for the mission of local, humane and nutrient-dense food accessibility.
The Rogue Valley Growers Market’s markets truly embody the benefits of localization. The food at the markets is grown and made by people their customers know and trust. Their farmers have become even more inspired to farm with a purpose by continuing to pour sweat, their expertise and innovation, joy and hope into the soil that grows the Rogue Valley’s locally sourced food. The Rogue Valley Growers Market connections with the community strengthens our resolve to act in service to the community and nurture that trust through ensuring access to fresh local food and safety.
Executive director, Daria Land is proud to welcome their newly trained Social Distancing Officer, Carie Penner. “Her role is to manage safety measures of six feet physical distancing for customers, help mitigate lines and reaffirm zero consumption at the markets,” said Land. Shoppers will find her quite capable, engaging and dedicated to helping keep their outdoor markets safe.
“Since we take our customers’ safety seriously, we have implemented mandatory safety measures with our vendors and are continually educating the community. We are doing everything within our power to protect concerned patrons,” shared Land.
The Rogue Valley Growers Market is located on Tuesdays in Ashland at the National Guard Armory, 420 E Main St, Ashland and runs every Tuesday from March 3 to November 24, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. On Thursdays in Medford, the outdoor market can be found at Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main, Medford and runs each Thursday from March 5 to November 19, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Starting in May, in the heart of downtown Ashland, the Saturday Market runs May 2 to October 31, 8:30 – 1:00 in the 100 block of Oak St.
Rogue Valley Growers Market is committed all year, along with our 150+ vendors, to serve healthy options, organic produce, gift ideas, unique crafts, artisan foods and more every week. Each of our markets showcases a large array of wonderful vendors and providers. Our motto is to buy and support local while cultivating community! For more information, please visit us online at www.rvgrowersmarket.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 541.261.5045.