It's the final week to give!

It’s the final week to give!

August 16, 2015 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

With Your Help, Everybody Eats Healthily!

As you may know, the Montavilla Farmers Market offers a SNAP Matching Program for shoppers who use their Oregon Trail/EBT Card (food stamps) at the market. We match up to $10, which effectively doubles the amount of fresh, local, and healthy produce that our shoppers can buy.

Over the last month we have been working hard to raise funds so that we can continue the SNAP match all season long! This ensures our neighbors have access to a healthy diet, which in turn leads to a healthier, happier community. Our goal is to raise $7,000 to help support this program. Because of those who have donated already, we have raised $5,350—over 75% to our goal! Thank you!

To help us get to 100% we are offering some very special incentives from our vendors for those who make a donation in the next six days.

Will you help us achieve full funding?

ALL THIS WEEK:
The first donor to give $350 will receive a FREE gift card for $100 to Simplicity Gardens.

MONDAY, 8/17:
The first 5 donors to give $20 on Monday will receive a FREE loaf of bread from Fire & Stone.

TUESDAY, 8/18:
The first donor to give $50 on Tuesday will receive a FREE package of bacon and 1 dozen eggs from Deck Family Farms.

WEDNESDAY, 8/19:
The first 10 donors to give $10 on Wednesday will receive a FREE cup of kombucha from Lion Heart.

THURSDAY, 8/20:

The first two donors to give $20 on Thursday will receive a FREE package of “Pepperette” pepperonis from Olympia Provisions.

FRIDAY, 8/21:
The first three donors to give $30 on Friday will receive a FREE package of salami from Olympia Provisions.

 

All of these fabulous prizes will be redeemable only at the Montavilla Farmers Market.

Check our Facebook page through the week to see what you could be eligible to win just by donating!

With a little help from YOU, we’re sure to meet our goal! Even if it’s only $5 or $10, you will be making a HUGE difference in the lives of your neighbors. By donating, sharing, and spreading the word, you are allowing the less fortunate in our community to eat locally, seasonally, and healthily.

Click here to donate today, and thank you!

Volunteer in the Spotlight: Dagmar Miller

Dagmar doing her weekly customer counts.

Volunteer in the Spotlight: Dagmar Miller

August 11, 2015 |  by  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Dagmar Miller has been volunteering at the Montavilla Farmers Market since it’s inception in 2007. “The farmers market helps the neighborhood. It’s one of the best thing that happens here — people can get their fresh food!” For ten minutes each hour during market you can see Dagmar standing with a counter, scanning the market entrances, tracking each person that enters. We use these counts to estimate the number of people at market each day — a vital statistic! For the remaining fifty minutes of each hour Dagmar shops and talks to vendors and friends. “I’m from Europe and grew up with this type of market available on the streets, so I’m really grateful this market exists. It reminds me of the good old days. I volunteer because I want to support the market and make sure it has the help it needs each week to continue.” As volunteer coordinator, I would like to express gratitude from the entire MFM staff and community for Dagmar’s continued and reliable service to the market. Thank you, Dagmar!

We depend on volunteers each week to help with set up, tear down, and the info booth as well as to run special events such as Taste of the Market and upcoming kids activities. For more information on how you can volunteer email Katie at volunteer@montavillamarket.org