Friday, October 12, 2012

Last Market of The Season!

Join us this Saturday from 10-2 in Joseph for our last market of the season.  We are celebrating with live music from Alchemy, a cider pressing party, free cookies and pumpkin painting with Magic Garden pumpkins....

What could be more fun?

It's also your last chance to hit the market for the rest of the year.  Stop by and load up on all sorts of goods — from fall produce to soap to kettle corn — and start prepping yourself for the winter.

And thank you to all of our customers and vendors who have made 2012 a great market year!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tomato Tasting + Final Enterprise Market

Drop by this Thursday's market in Enterprise to try some tomatoes!  Over 50 people voted for their favorite salsa at last Saturday's tasting, and there will be even more varieties of tomatoes to try!  Tasters can vote which they like best, and the market favorite will be announced at 6 p.m.

All home gardeners are encouraged to bring tomatoes of their own to add to the mix. Varieties will range from cherries to slicers to heirlooms to paste tomatoes — and in colors from yellow to red to green to black, as well as striped, mottled and matte.  Come check 'em out!

This Thursday also marks the last market of the season in Enterprise, running from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The Joseph market will continue on Saturdays through October 13.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Saturday, September 15.
Judging from 10:30 to noon.

Bring your own salsa to enter the competition: fresh or canned, hot or mild, traditional or not.

Or stop by to help pick out the People's Choice!

Deliver entries from 9:30 to 10:15 at the food booth at Main and Joseph streets.

For more information:

Monday, July 2, 2012


Pancake Party at the Joseph Farmers Market!
When you stroll down to the Joseph Farmers Market at the corner of Main & Joseph streets in downtown Joseph on Saturday July 7, be sure to bring your appetite. From 10am-1pm there will be a pancake booth at the market offering from-scratch pancakes loaded with fresh, local fruit and topped
with whipped cream. The pancake party is a fundraiser for Wallowa County Farmers Market and Slow Food Wallowas. There will also be live music from Homemade Jam and Alchemy. For more information:, 541-263-1622 or

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thursday Dinner at the Farmers' Market

Wallowa County Farmers' Market Loves the Grass!

For the next few weeks, you will find the Thursday Farmers' Market in Enterprise along the back lawn of the Courthouse Square.  Groundskeeper Everett Roberts will be doing rehab work to include thatching and reseeding on the lawn between the Fountain of Honor and the gazebo where we have held the Farmers' Market for the past few years.  The new grass needs gentle use during this time to develop a sustainable sod and healthy root system.

In this alternate space, we will debut our new hot food booth, "FLAVOR of the County", funded in part by a grant from the City of Enterprise. We are very excited to bring a delicious dinner made from mostly local food to the Farmers' Market shoppers and music lovers enjoying the Courthouse Concerts.  First up will be Backyard Gardens preparing a fresh Classic Ceasar Salad and Ceasar Salad Wrap.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday as we celebrate the first day of Summer!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pickles and Preserves, Oh My!

Are your larders still full from last year's bounty?  Or, are you craving
the flavors of summer?  Either way, you're in luck!  Saturday June 16th
marks the annual Pickles & Preserves Tasting at the Joseph Farmers Market.

Clear out your pantry and bring your best jams, preserves chutneys and
pickles to share.  Or, just bring your appetite and sample local products.
In the spirit of preserving,local band Homemade Jam will play at the

The market runs from 10am to 2pm at the corners of Main and Joseph
streets in downtown Joseph.  For more information:, 541-263-1622 or

Monday, May 28, 2012

Off To A Great Start!

What a great kick-off to our 2012 Joseph Farmers' Market season!  Our local favorite Homemade Jam kept the market square a toe-tapping, bright place to be despite the threatening weather.  Only a few raindrops actually fell - easily brushed off with the hot Red Horse Bakery coffee and cheery conversation.  It was so good to see everybody at the Market!

For those of you who missed all the incredible produce and flower plant starts, Backyard Gardens and Flower Peddler will both be back next Saturday, June 2nd.  Beth Gibans invites you all to starting planting, "We still have lots of transplants ready for a good home!   Tomatoes (over 40 varieties!), eggplants, peppers, basil, lettuces, kale, chard, parsley, nasturtiums, gem marigold, and calendula all need  good homes."  In addition, Backyard Gardens already has a great variety of produce ready to eat:  arugula, kale, salad mix, spinach, stir fry and local honey.  YUM!

We've got your favorite vendors all line up including Sally B. Farms, Gilstrap Brothers Winery, and the ever popular Wallowa Country Kettle Korn.  New this week are specialty vendors: jeweler Susan Collette from Wallowa Mountain Studio and artisan baker Heather Frei with gourmet dog treats!  What's better than old favorites and new friends?  Old favorites and new friends AND hot coffee with homemade cookies!  We'll see you Saturday!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Flowering Plants Galore at the Spring Planting Festival

Who could be blamed for waxing poetic when visiting Pam Harshfield's Flower Peddler greenhouse in Wallowa?  The colors are rich and vibrant and healthy.  It made me smile just to stand there looking at them.  

 Pam told me the flowers are at just the right stage for taking root in new homes.  Whether you are planting borders, beds, or want a long lasting spot of color with a hanging basket or container, she's probably got what you are looking for.

 She'll be loading up her panel van to bring these beauties to our big Joseph Farmers' Market kick-off on May 26th.  Come down to the Spring Planting Festival from 10:00 to 2:00 and have a great chat with Pam.  She'll be easy to spot among this bright bouquet!

Pam will be bringing herbs as well as bedding plants

Saturday, May 12, 2012