25th Anniversary Season
October's Harvest abounds at Market
Health promoting, antioxidant rich, immune boosting, heart & cell healthy, vitamin & mineral packed fruits & veggies are abundant this time of year. variety of colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet is one way to celebrate a healthy lifestyle. Get the most out of your foods by sourcing your foods close to home. You know how you feel after traveling for days? Same goes for your food. Don't let your produce have jet lag. What you don't grow yourself, buy at the freshest possible point, picked right before market. Find fresh produce though November at your local markets! See below for market days, times & locations.
Q. Describe your business:
A. Eco-Friendly Bath & Body Products
Q. What is your favorite aspect of your job?
A. That my family and I get to use my own handcrafted bath & body products for free!
Q. What did you do before starting this business?
A. One thing I did, which I really enjoyed was painting Trompe l'oeil murals in homes and retail businesses. It was rewarding to finish a job and see the space completely transformed with color and ambiance.
Q. What do you like most about coming to market?
A. I really like that fellow growers & crafters are always sharing their goods with one another through trade or barter. It's great fun to exchange a bar of soap for some fresh produce!
Q. What do you wish other people knew about the market?
A. That it's more than just a place to find fresh veggies and other food related items. The public can pick up unique handmade gifts from local artisans! The market is a great place to shop for a friend's birthday or start stocking up on presents for the upcoming holidays.
Q. The interest in farmers markets is growing, why do you think that is?
Bowerbird & Company
A. I think people are starting to understand the higher quality of locally produced food and crafts. We are getting more interested in who's growing our food and where our products are coming from and want to be engaged in the process.
Q. What is a special accomplishment you're proud of?
A. Bowerbird & Company products will be featured in the coveted gift bags at the 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards held in NYC on Oct. 1st.
Q. What are your favorite hobbies?
A. Masterpiece on PBS, reading historical fiction, making vegetable soups in the fall & winter, and travelling.
Q. Favorite book or movie you'd like to share:
A. The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
Q. What is the most important thing you learned as a child?
A. That playing with a cardboard box can be just as fun as a brand new toy.
Q. What would you tell someone who is thinking about becoming a member of market?
A. Visit the markets and while you're doing your shopping, talk to the growers & crafters about their experiences as a market vendor.
Q. What do you think the most positive aspect of our organization is?
A. Markets allow local businesses & farmers an outlet to offer their handcrafted products, services, and fresh produce to the community at large. Vendors also benefit from valuable feedback from their customers directly.
Q. How long have you been a member of the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market?
A. This has been my first year showing Bowerbird & Company bath and body products at the Thursday market in Medford. I hope to show next season at the markets in Ashland.
Oregon Trail cards are accepted at ALL our markets. Debit cards and.credit cards are accepted with a small fee, at weekday markets. Currently Saturday Ashland's machine accepts Oregon Trail & debit cards only. It will soon accept credit cards too. Remember this: Blue tokens represent market bucks and can be used like cash. Green tokens represent debit and credit purchases and can be used like cash. Red tokens represent SNAP benefits and cannot receive change.
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Ashland Saturday Market
Oak St in Heart of Downtown
Through Nov 3rd
Medford Saturday Market
closed for the season
Medford Thursday Market
Medford Armory 1701 S. Pacific Hwy
Through Nov 15th
Ashland Tuesday Market
National Guard Armory, 1420 E Main
Through Nov 20th
Oregon Trail, ATM & Credit Cards, and
WIC & Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Coupons Accepted!