Tillamook County Farmer News
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  • Soil Analysis opportunity Mar.- Apr.
  • Spring Farm & Flea Market, Mar. 28
  • Mushroom Cultivation, Mar. 29
  • Farmers Markets vendor sign up
  • Family Farmer & Rancher Day, Mar. 30
Prior announcements (archived)


Analyze Your Soil - cost share opportunity
March - April, 2015

Get reimbursed for the cost of one soil sample analysis for the purpose of improving your fruit, vegetable, herb, or ornamental production on your farm or garden. This opportunity is made possible with the grant funding from Food Roots' North Coast Grown project. We’ve hosted two workshops on soil sampling this winter so check out the attached handouts to get started. Contact Food Roots or OSU Extension if you have questions.
* OSU Extension Soil Sampling Guide (soil sample probe available for check out)
* Nutrient Analysis Labs
We have a limited number of awards available so reimbursements will be approved on a first come first serve basis.​ Contact Food Roots to confirm approval ( or 503-815-2800). If approved you will be asked to submit a receipt from your soil sample analysis, and can then be reimbursed for up to $60 worth of the laboratory analysis and shipping.

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Spring Farm and Flea Market
Saturday, March 28, 2015. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Stop by to find veggie starts and flowering plants, herbs, meats, jams, and other goodies, birdhouses, collectibles, arts and crafts, jewelry, soaps and tonics, knitted items, old tools, fishing gear, and much more.  The White Clover 4-H group and Food Roots will be on hand and the Tillamook Animal Shelter will have adoptable dogs to meet and greet.

Location: White Clover Grange, 36585 Hwy. 53, Nehalem
Cost: Tables/spaces are $25.00 for a 6 ft. or $30.00 for 8 ft.   Space/tables will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
More information: contact John Mart at 503-298-3489 or for a registration form.

Mushroom Cultivation on Logs and Stumps
Sunday, March 29, 2015. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join author "Mushroom" Jordan Weiss and vice-president of the Oregon Mycological Society and Brad Blickenstaff for a Mushroom Cultivation Workshop. In this hands-on fun workshop, we will inoculate alder logs and stumps with several different saprobic fungi- turkey tails, oyster mushrooms and lions mane. We will learn about microclimates, different inoculation techniques, initiation strategy and how to scale-up production.

Each participant will receive hands-on instruction, printed and electronic resources and an edible or medicinal mushroom log to take home!

Location: North Fork 53 event space (The Big Red Barn), 77281 Hwy. 53, Nehalem
Cost: $40 per person
RSVP: Brigham Edwards at 
or 503.368.3044
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Farmers Markets in Tillamook County
Sign up for the 2015 season....

Manzanita Farmers Market
Now accepting Applications for vendors with your Product List.  See the 2015 Manzanita Farmers Market Policies for more information.
Deadline: for submitting applications is April 1, 2015.
Market opens: Friday June 12th, 2015
Contact: Market Manager, Laura Swanson

Tillamook Farmers Market 
Now accepting Applications for vendors, see website for Product Lists.  See Policies & Vendor Handbook for more information.
Deadline: Please mail completed forms and payments no later than May 1st.  Permits and licensing may be required.  
Tillamook Farmers Market
P.O. Box 494                                                                                                           
Pacific City, OR 97135         
Market opens: Saturday June 13th, 2015
Contact: Market Manager, Dawn Beyer at or call 503-812-9326 (please note that phone calls received will be returned Thursdays – Mondays).

Pacific City Farmers Market
Now accepting Applications for vendors. For more information see the Pacific City Farmers Market Policies 2015.
Market opens: Sunday June 14th, 2015
Contact: Market Manager, Dawn Beyer at 

Regional events and opportunities

Family Farmer Rancher Day at the State Capitol 
Monday, March 30, 2015

Join fellow farmers and food advocates from around the state to build power and educate our state’s leaders about key priorities for supporting Oregon’s local food and farm movement.

Day Includes:
* Morning workshops on current food and farm issues facing state policy-makers
* Meetings with decision-makers alongside your neighbors and other community members
* Pop-up Farmers’ Market inside the Capitol
* Rally on the front steps of the State Capitol at 12:30 pm

Morning refreshments and lunch provided with your RSVP
Free bus from Portland
Free Carpools from Eugene, Central & Eastern Oregon (more on demand)

Location: Salem, OR
Cost: This event is FREE and generously sponsored by Willie Nelson's Farm Aid.
More information:
Registration: Deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, March 25th
Contact: FoFFice at 503-581-7124 or email
Presented by:
Joy Jones, 4-H & Agriculture Agent
OSU Extension Service
2204 Fourth Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Emily Vollmer, North Coast Grown project
Food Roots
1906 3rd Street, Suite B
Tillamook, OR 97141
Food Roots and the OSU Extension Service in Tillamook County have created this email list to announce educational events and opportunities of interest our local farms and food related businesses. To view archived issues online click here.