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A close-up look at the demolition of the Butterfly Parking Lot, in preparation for construction of the new Farmers Market Pavilion. 

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Press Contact:

Meghan Verberkmoes, Communications Manager

(541) 431-4923


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February 12, 2020

An abundance of fresh produce and more available at the farmers market, even in the winter. 

February 09, 2020

The farmers market is seeking additional vendors in preparation for moving in to its expanded site when the Town Square Project is complete in 2021. 

November 02, 2016

Market director Angela Norman would like to see a larger, covered space with potential for a year-round market. Most importantly, she would like the market to stay at its current location.

October 20, 2016

A consultant presented six configurations for siting a proposed new Eugene City Hall, a new Lane County courthouse and a year-round farmers’ market in the downtown core.

October 12, 2016

Until very recently, the Double Up Food Bucks program was at risk of ending. A $35,000 grant from Trillium Community Health Plan will extend the program until the farmers market wraps up this winter.

September 21, 2016

Building a new City Hall on the butterfly lot is one of the land swap possibilities county and city leaders have put on the table. The managers of the farmers market have a stake in the debate.

August 13, 2016

There's good news for people in Oregon's SNAP program, the program that replaced food stamps. People using SNAP get more bang for their buck at the Lane County Farmers Market, or at least more produce.

August 04, 2016

National Farmers Market Week is being celebrated nationwide August 7-13, to recognize the positive impact farmers markets have on our local communities. These markets provide more than just fresh produce and friendly farmers. Farmers markets also give back to the community in a variety of ways.

June 30, 2016

Summer is here, with heat that is ripening berries and tomatoes. For we locavores, lovers and eaters of local food, paradise is at hand. However, local farm fresh foods are still far from the default choice for most, and for many households, fresh produce is unaffordable. 

June 30, 2016

Food stamp shoppers starting in July will get a financial boost when they use public benefits to buy certain items at the Lane County Farmers Market.

June 21, 2016

Lynne Fessenden of Willamette Farm and Food Coalition discusses Double Up Food Bucks with KVAL TV. This new SNAP match program is coming to farmers markets starting in July.

June 14, 2016

Eugene city councilors voted Monday to prolong the downtown urban renewal district. The projects would expand the publicly owned high-speed fiber network downtown; build an open-air pavilion or covered structure for the Lane County Farmers Market...

June 03, 2016

This summer the Lane County Farmers Market is offering new children’s activities at its Thursday farmers market. Starting Thursday, June 16th, families can visit the farmers market at 8th Avenue and Oak Street to participate in free farm and food related activities.

April 03, 2016

Tulips, beets, fresh produce, lemonade, handmade dream catchers and fresh-brewed coffee were a few of the many goods available to the crowds that flocked to the downtown Park Blocks on Saturday, April 2.

March 29, 2016

KVAL TV's Julie Chan talks with Angela Norman, who is the new market director of the LCFM. The spring market is starting on April 2nd, on Saturdays, from 9 am - 3 pm.

February 05, 2016

Angela Norman has been hired as director of the Lane County Farmers Market. The Winter Farmers Market will start on Saturday and take place every Saturday through March 26. 

December 14, 2015

The Lane County Farmers Market has received a nearly 100 thousand dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase access to locally grown food.

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