Manzanita Farmers Market celebrates final market of season Sept. 18th

The final market of the season in Manzanita is Friday September 18th, and the traditional treats for market shoppers will be available — FREE Tillamook Ice cream and free Pelican Beer.

Yes, FREE ice cream and FREE beer!  It’s a time to celebrate the harvest and transition of the seasons.  And the market is undergoing another transition as a new market manager prepares to take over. On the left, Emily Vollmer, the new Manzanita Farmers Market manager for next season, has been learning the market manager ropes from Laura Swanson.  After eight seasons as Manzanita Farmers Market manager, Swanson is pleased to put the Market in Vollmer’s capable hands.  Currently with Food Roots as North Coast Grown program manager, Vollmer’s grant position ends in November, so the Market Manager position was perfect timing. Vollmer has experience as a farmers market vendor, a background in agriculture and horticulture and is already integrated into the market community.  “We were thrilled that Emily accepted the position,” said Swanson.  “She brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and energy.  After a decade, the market is in a great position, with grant funding for programs in place and a solid group of great vendors.  Emily is the perfect person to take the market to the next level,” said Swanson.  “And I’m looking forward to just hanging out, enjoying the music and great food at the market in 2016.”

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