The River People Farmers Market started its season on Thursday June 20, 2013 in downtown Astoria. In the photo Co-op Board President, Allie Evans (along with her beautiful children) and Co-op Board Member Mark Albrecht, are in the Co-op booth preparing food samples for market-goers. This is an opportunity for us at the Co-op to take food demos outside our walls, to potential new customers. Our board members take turns staffing the booth to meet and interact with our members and other shoppers.
The turnout seemed impressively high when the market opened. This is one of the North Coast Food Web’s efforts to connect local farmers and their food with local people. The Astoria Co-op has partnered with the Food Web and other local entities to provide funding for food stamp recipients to have access to the fresh market produce.
The River People Farmers Market is held from 3pm-6pm in the Astoria Indoor Garden Supply lot, at 1343 Duane Street (right across the street from the Co-op). The market goes through October.