Coos Bay Farmers Market continues to last week of October

(Image courtesy Coos Bay Farmers Market)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- With the fall season upon us, Coos Bay Farmers Market organizers invite the community to the continuing 2017 season.

The weekly Wednesday market operates seasonally from the first week of May to the last week of October in Downtown Coos Bay.

"Wednesdays are a one-stop shop with fresh produce, local food products, beautiful handmade artisanal goods, and delicious lunch options," organizers said. "The market strives to source the Coos Bay community with opportunities to buy products directly from the farmer and artisan in the historical, downtown atmosphere."

The Double Up Food Bucks program is still be operating at the market. Participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) can receive matching food benefit funds up to $10 each week. The vouchers can be used towards fresh foods including produce, mushrooms, beans, herbs, and raw nuts. The current program will expire at the last week of the market.

"We encourage members of the community to utilize the opportunity to gain greater access to fresh, local foods."

To inquire more about the program visit the market information booth on the second block of Central Avenue next door to Jenny’s Shoes.

The Coos Bay Farmers Market is organized through the Coos Bay Downtown Association, "supporting local vendors, incubating small businesses, and creating a place for community members to have an enjoyable time in our historic downtown area."

The Coos Bay Farmers Market is on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Central Avenue until October 25.

Updated Information can be found at the Coos Bay Farmers Market Facebook page.

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