Thursday, October 9, 2014


Join us Saturday May 23, 2015 in Joseph from 10-2
for our
to open the 2015 Season! 

We'll have live music, plant starts, soap,
pastries, veggies, kettle korn, and
 much, much more!

So join us for a fun way to open the
market season.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Thursday Market is coming June 4th, 2015! 
Look forward to fantastic, Wallowa-made, created, and grown products from many hard-working residents!
More details as they come available....
Striving to make 2015 the best year yet!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tomato Tasting this week!

Very exciting week this week! We have our last Enterprise market on Thursday and will be having a fun tomato tasting. So if you have tomatoes you'd like to share with us, we will have a tasting contest to see what people like the best.
And on Saturday, we will have another tomato tasting as well so if you can't make it Thursday, bring them Saturday! We will also be having a tomato toss contest for kids with prizes from our vendors. It'll be a fun day with lots of great food and music as well as fun!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Laddie Ray Melvin in Enterprise and Sprouts On The March: Kids Booths with Music by Al Bell in Joseph

Laddie Ray Melvin will be in Enterprise on July 17th during the Thursday market. Laddie Ray is a folksinger who has played music in the Northwest for many years with lyrics he has written surrounded with music from American Folk tradition. "His songs are like a well worn heirloom quilt woven together with traditional music from American, country, blues, and a bit of Dylan-esque folk rock." It'll be a great music to listen to as you shop the market for local goodies!
Sprouts On The March: Kids Booths with Music by Al Bell. We will have music by Al Bell in addition to great market products and new produce is coming in every week. We will have kids selling their goods and wares on Saturday at the market in Joseph. Any kids interested should call the manager, Kimi, at 541-263-2246 or 541-805-4388 to get signed up and to make sure we have space for you. We already have kids signed up to sell blown glass, do face painting, and sell key chains to name a few. We would really like to have more kids so give Kimi a call today and join us!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wallowa Fiddles Tunes Staff and Luau Day!

The Strawberry Social was a great success! Thanks to everyone who helped and to those who purchased shortcakes from us. We also had a big crowd listening to Homemade Jam, They were great! We have some fun things happening this week as well so don't miss out!
This week we are lucky enough to be able to listen to the musical talents of Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Staff at the Enterprise market. As you enjoy the fiddle music, you can browse our vendors booths for all your goodies for the week.
This week at Joseph's Farmers Market, it is Luau Day! So wear your Hawaiian shirts and leis and enjoy some music by the Lyndsey Family while you shop the market! If you come wearing your Luau gear, you can be entered in a drawing of goodies from our local vendors. We have fresh fruit and vegetables as well as beautiful arts and crafts. We will also have a sign up for kids interested in having their own booth to sell their wares on July 19th.There is something for everyone so don't miss out! On July 19th we will be having a special area for kids to set up their wares for selling. So anyone interested, please contact Kimi or come by the market to sign up. Our Sprouts on the March will be an opportunity for kids to come set up a card table and sell things they've grown or made at no cost. It should be a great time for all.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Shortcake Social Coming This Saturday!

Exciting fun set for this week at both Wallowa County Farmer's Markets! Along with our first market with chicken at the Enterprise market, we will again have fresh berries and cherries and produce is really coming in now! We will also have great music from Jaspar Lepak who plays folk and americana music and is "best known for her bell like voice and introspective storytelling."
We will have a record number of vendors at the Saturday market along with our annual Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Sale to benefit Farmer's Market. Just $5 for homemade shortcakes topped with local strawberries and real whipped cream! And don’t miss your chance to adopt a pet with the Humane Society! Music will be by Homemade Jam, a great local group that plays Old time, toe tapping, mountain music. Don’t miss out!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Berry Day a Big Success!

Our Berry Day for Market Sprouts (kids ages 3-12) was a big succcess! Sprouts were able to taste test strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries generously donated by Warnock Farm Market. The winning berry was the Raspberry (but Blueberries were a close second and were ahead up until the end). Kids loved getting free berries along with berry recipes they could enjoy with their families and a free plant start donated by Magic Garden. It was also our first day with our new Market Sprout Passports that kids could take around to various vendors and have them stamp their passport as they learned about market goodies.
We have some more fun things planned for this week's markets as well. Our Thursday market will be enjoying the musical talents of Daniel Mark Faller and the Working Poor. They play a great mix of alternative country, americana, and folk rock. They are based in the Quad Cities area of Washington and Idaho and play a mixture of original and popular songs. Sounds like a great time! Vendors will also be providing us with yummy cherries and berries again in addition to fresh produce and crafts.
Our Saturday market will be featuring our first annual Bike-a-Rama! We will have a bike expert from Joseph Hardware there from 12-1 pm to help young and old alike with any bike needs. It is a great opportunity for kids to bring their bikes and helmets and get them sized properly and have learn how to give their bike a checkup. And don't forget to check out this week's Market Sprout activity and great vendors!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

This Week at the Market:

This week's Thursday Courthouse Concert Series presents Back From the Dead. So come check it out along with fresh berries, veggies, crafts, and eggs from local farms and craft makers. Weather sounds like it will be much better than last week so don't miss out!
Our Saturday market is Sprouts Berry Day! We will have fun activities for kids in our sprouts program to enjoy that involve berries. Nothing can beat that! Our Market Sprouts Program is for kids ages 3-12 that come to the Market Manager's booth where I get them signed up if they haven't already and they can then come to every market and receive fun goodies along with doing activities to teach them about local food and crafts. If they are already signed up, don't forget their farmers market bag to bring home all their goodies! We will also have music by Mark Lacey. It's a day that should be worth the drive or walk!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Join us tomorrow for the first Enterprise Market from 4-7 pm by the Courthouse Gazebo! We will have seed planting and goodies for our Market Sprouts as well as the opportunity to enjoy the Wallowa County Music Alliance's Courthouse Concert of Carolyn Cruso. Don't miss out on this fun evening!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

First Market was a Hit!

Our first Wallowa County Farmer's Market in Joseph was a huge hit! Thank you to all the vendors and customers who stopped by the Market booth to say hi. It was great to see so many vendors at our first market, and I look forward to seeing you at more markets. The market sprouts kickoff was very exciting, we had many kids sign up and they enjoyed the petting zoo, planting seeds, and doing the scavenger hunt around to vendors who generously donated items for the kids. Thank you to the following vendors for your generous donation; Sally B Farms - goat milk soap, Backyard Gardens - tomato starter plant and seeds, and The Kettle Korn Lady - Kettle Korn.

This week is Crazy Hat Day so be sure to bring your craziest, funniest hat and join the fun! We will again have a scavenger hunt for the Market Sprouts and lots of great vendors bringing products ranging from plants to crafts to jewelry to preserved foods. Don't miss out this Saturday from 10-2 in Joseph!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Planting Festival Kicks off Farmers’ Market Season!

Plants and fresh vegetables, live music and kids activities, including a petting zoo, will be featured as the Wallowa County Farmers’ Market launches the 2014 season Saturday, May 24, with its traditional Spring Planting Festival in downtown Joseph!  Vendors will be selling vegetable and ornamental plants, local produce, baked goods and crafts.  Enjoy live music by Janis Carper as you check out the market wares.  The market opens at 10am and runs until 2pm at Main and Joseph streets. 

The Spring Planting Festival also kicks of a new kids program at the market – Market Sprouts.  The program is for kids 3-12 years old to learn about eating fresh, local food and have fun at the farmers’ market.  At the kickoff event, kids will receive a farmers’ market tote bag and a Market Sprouts passport to fill throughout the market season.  Kids will also receive coloring sheets, a plant start and coupons to try new foods and other items from market vendors.  Sprouts activities will take place at Joseph and Enterprise markets from now through October.

The Wallowa County Farmers’ Market is proud to introduce Kimi Starner as its new market manager.  Kimi was born and raised in Wallowa County and is excited to share her passion for local, fresh foods. Kimi and her five girls raise a variety of animals on their small farm, Whispering Willow Farm. They raise sheep, both dairy and meat goats, alpacas, rabbits, and chickens. In addition to her and her children being very active in 4-H and FFA, they sell goat products, sheep and alpaca fiber, and eggs from their farm. She has experience planning many 4-H and farm activities and looks forward to working with the board to plan this year's fun season.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Vendor Meeting, Thursday May 8!

Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 as we welcome vendors to the Joseph and Enterprise market season.  All current and potential vendors from the region are welcome.  We will introduce the market, cover the basics of market operations, and share our plans for this year's season.  Are you unsure if you have enough for a full booth?  Come to meet other vendors who may be looking to share a space at the market.  The event is free with refreshments — RSVP if you're able to 541-263-1622 or  Hope to see you there!

Wallowa County Farmers' Market Vendor Meet + Greet
5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 8
Wallowa County Chamber Conference Room
309 S River St, Suite B
Enterprise, OR
Contact: Kimi Starner, WCFM Manager
541-263-1622 // 541-805-4388