This coming Saturday, October 7th, the Spencer Creek Growers Market will hold its 8th Annual Harvest Fair. We’ll have an all-day cider pressing — bring up to 3 bushels of apples (roughly 6 five gallon buckets) and either bring your own juice containers or purchase them at the market. We’ll be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m during which we’ll have five live music performances. Our outdoor Cafe la Grange restaurant will feature salmon chowder, vegan autumn vegetable soup, bread rolls, gluten-free corn bread, fresh green salad, honey walnut pie and apple/plum pie with whipped cream. We’ll also have a corn-holing competition for all ages. Enjoy an old-fashioned country market where you’ll find plenty of fresh veggies along with crafters, food artisans, miniature dairy goat kids and a delicious all-local lunch with plenty of outdoor seating!
On the last Saturday before our End-of-Season Harvest Fair we’ll again have 3 terrific music performances. Delina Rose, an amazing singer/songwriter (you can hear some of her recordings on Soundcloud) kicks off the market with a performance at 10:30, followed by the inventive and virtuosic Danny Estrada at 11:45. At one o’clock we’ll be welcoming back Meg Graf, accordionist and pianist from Calamity Jazz, who’ll be drawing from a wide repertoire as she performs on the keyboard for all us marketeers — customers and vendors alike. Satisfy your fresh summer veggie shopping list for the week and then relax and enjoy an unbeatable all-local lunch and great music!!
With the weatherman promising a fabulous Fall day, we’ll have another full crew of produce and craft vendors together with Jen’s terrific baked items and Randy’s offerings from Camas Country Mill. Genie will be set up in the outdoor Cafe with her buffet style “Market Bowl” featuring local grains along with fresh salad greens and terrific toppings. We’ve got a full slate of music with Lonesome Randall appearing at 10:30, The Blue Notes at 11:45 and Red Pajamas Duo at 1 o’clock.
With just 4 market days remaining in the season, Joy & Martin have managed to pull together a packed music schedule with really great performers. This coming Saturday, September 16th, we’ll have Rainwalkers curing your summertime blues followed by Morgan Fichter playing assorted Appalachian tunes on the fiddle in his first market appearance. We’ll close the afternoon with the return of the highly acclaimed jazz trio Fresh Ham. So be sure and add the Spencer Creek Growers’ Market to your Saturday schedule and satisfy all your fresh summer veggie needs for the week while sitting back and enjoying a great all-local lunch and terrific music!!
On the 9th of September we’ll have music throughout the day beginning in the morning with the Adams Apples & Ribs Marimba Ensemble, a talented and energetic gathering of 6th and 7th graders from Adams Elementary School. Following the marimba performance we’ll have guitarist Archie Slim perform in his second appearance at the market. Between 1 and 2 o’clock you can catch a performance by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chico Schwall, who teaches at the Shedd Institute for the Arts and also appeared at our market last September with the Low Tide Drifters.
We held the market in the downstairs dining area on September 2nd due to temperatures in the mid 90’s and persistent smoke in the air from more than 20 wildfires burning throughout Oregon.
Join us this Saturday, August 26th, when we’ll be bringing you three live music performances. Our own Randy Moore, who doubles as our Camas Country Mill retailer, will lead the Adams Elementary School Marimba Ensemble in what’s sure to be a crowd-pleasing performance. For the Noon hour we’ll have Mark & Andy from The Truck Stop Tour playing popular bluegrass tunes on banjo & guitar. Beginning at 1 o’clock we’ll be hearing from Daniel Cioper who’ll perform folk songs inspired by our long and abiding tradition of grassroots social evolution.
Spencer Creek Grower’s Market is hosting another Acoustic Jam Circle this Saturday, August 19, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A mellow time to learn and share music, contribute to the sweet ambiance of our outdoor country market and enjoy each other’s music and company. All levels and styles of players and singers are welcome!
This coming Saturday, August 12th, we’ll have 3 groups performing. We begin with the ethereal harmonies of the Sacred Heart Singers and then move to the foot-tapping folk tunes of Late for Dinner. At one o’clock we’ll hear from the talented and energetic acoustic duo, Buffalo Gals, who will bring us cowboy classics and lively dances from the roots of American music.
René & Bob — of Late for Dinner fame — will host an acoustic jam/song circle on August 5th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on stage at the Spencer Creek Growers Market. A mellow place to learn and share music, contribute to the sweet ambiance of our outdoor country market and enjoy each other’s music and company. All levels and styles of players and singers are welcome!
Join us in the morning on July 29th when the Spencer Creek Growers Market welcomes Rainwalkers, offering an original mix of funk, rock, reggae and blues. In the afternoon we’ll have Buffalo Gals, playing ballads, cowboy classics and lively dances from the roots of American music. Including Café la Grange, Genie’s incomparably eclectic outdoor eatery, we’ll have 15 vendors offering pasture-raised meats, sourdough bread, local honey, flower bouquets, vegan cookies, cakes, pastries & savories, local stone-milled flour, dried peas & beans, duck and chicken eggs, organic veggie starts and produce of all kinds. There will also be crafters selling paintings, greeting cards, painted terra cotta pots, ceramics, Waldorf-inspired handmade toys, dolls and other treasures. We’ll also have Michael Kemp on hand, offering his knife and tool sharpening services and New World Farmstead will have two 15-week-old mini-Nubian doelings for sale.
Join us on July 22nd when we’ll have three marvelous local bands performing. Banjo Youngblood of Humble George perform at 10:30, Alex Forester of Sounjaneer at 11:45 and Friends Three at 1 p.m. Genie will be running the Café outdoors and providing us with yet another inventive locavore lunch spread to choose from. Thanks go out to our many wonderful neighbors who made this year’s Locavore Hamburger Luncheon the largest in the five years we’ve been holding it!
Mark your calendars for this Saturday, July 15th, when we’ll be presenting our Fifth Annual Locavore Hamburger Luncheon, featuring local (from right across the street!) grass fed beef, baked beans, roasted potatoes, green salad and blueberry pie, all for just $10. Our outdoor eatery, Café La Grange will open at 10 a.m. with fresh-roasted coffee from Cafe Mam and delicious bakery items from Jen at Cookie Conscience. Lunch will be available beginning at 11 a.m., coinciding with live performances by two splendid local bands.
During the lunch hour this Saturday, July 8th, we’ll have Gordon Kaswell on stage, who performs locally and has been teaching folk, blues, rock, swing and jazz on both acoustic and electric guitar at the Shedd for the past 10 years. Gordon will be followed by Archie Slim, a self-taught guitarist, who’ll be playing from 1 pm to 2 pm.
Be sure and include the Spencer Creek Growers’ Market on your must-do list for this Saturday, July 1st. We’ll begin with a performance by the Willamette Brass Quintet at 10:30, followed by local jazz/folk/blues/rock guitarist Rick Leighton at 11:45. In the afternoon we’ll feature Sean Gill, an accomplished guitarist who’ll be performing unique and inspired instrumental pieces from 1 to 2 p.m. And yes, in a pen behind the stage, the seven dwarf goat kids will performing all day long !!
Join us on June 24th when we’ll have performances by Dan McNalley in the morning, followed by singer/songwriter Delina Rose during the noon hour, followed by the dynamic father-daughter duo, Danny & Josephine, between 1 and 2 in the afternoon. Grab a plate of food at our outdoor cafe, pull up a chair and plan on making a day of it! We’ll also have several Nigerian Dwarf goat kids in the goat pen behind the stage that we’re sure you’ll enjoy meeting…
Because of the likelihood of rain today, the market will be set up in the downstairs dining area where we’ve carved out room for our market vendors. Today’s lunch includes organic New England style Kenearly Yellow Eye baked beans, mixed salad greens straight from our own garden and sourdough bread rolls, biscuits or both. There will also be a selection of delicious homemade condiments. During the Noon Hour we’ll have the Fresh Ham Jazz Trio performing tunes from a variety of eras. A free presentation by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Northwest Land Conservation Trust will be taking place in the upstairs hall.
Our 2017 Season marks the appearance of two new Growers’ Markets, putting farm fresh produce within reach of more residents in the Pine Grove, Gimpl Hill and Bailey Hill neighborhoods just west of Eugene.