Spencer Creek Growers’ Market
Our Mission: The Spencer Creek Community Growers’ Market is committed to providing a venue for neighbors to sell their locally produced agricultural items with an emphasis on sustainable and healthy growing practices, while encouraging and supporting local food production efforts through the fellowship of community.

Join us as we celebrate our 11th year!!  Our market at the Spencer Creek Grange takes place each Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from late May through early October. We set up behind the Grange building, which is located at 86013 Lorane Highway at the corner of McBeth Road in Eugene.

Instead of commercial farmers, our sellers are largely backyard growers and hobby farmers offering locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, nursery plants, plant starts and much more. Our market also includes many crafters and food artisans.

We also operate a licensed outdoor restaurant where each week we serve a delicious meal made with locally grown ingredients. Outdoor seating is available and live music can be heard most Saturdays throughout the market season. We are currently accepting applications for a Market Chef for our 2020 Season!!

Our Market Reservations page offers a weekly preview of what you can expect to find at the market each Saturday during the season.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please begin by reading our Rules and Regulations and then register by clicking here.

Our market accepts SNAP (Oregon Trail Cards), which can be used to buy vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, nuts, honey, bread, grains and edible plant starts and seeds. Over the years we’ve received generous grants from Helios Resource Network, the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition and the Farmers Market Fund, enabling us to participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program, which provide SNAP customers an opportunity to double their SNAP dollars when purchasing fresh, dried or frozen whole or cut fruits and vegetables from participating vendors (edible plant starts and grains are not eligible). Up to $10 in tokens will be matched with $10 in Food Bucks. This means you can get up to $20 worth of food by drawing just $10 from your SNAP account!

Many of our produce vendors also participate in the Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program, a program that connects eligible seniors and WIC families with the freshest local produce available and the wonderful farmers who grow our food. Participating farmers earned $1.4 million in FDNP sales in 2017! The program is funded by the USDA and administered by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Health Authority. FDNP recipients receive green $4 pre-printed checks to spend with authorized farmers who sell their own produce at farm stands and farmers’ markets.  With reimbursement provided by the Market, farmers that are authorized to accept FDNP checks will double the value of your checks — each $4 pre-printed check will enable you to purchase $8 worth of produce! FDNP recipients are nutritionally at-risk young families enrolled in the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program, and eligible low-income seniors. A variety of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs may be purchased with FDNP coupons.
Goat kids are often part of the entertainment on Opening Day at the Spencer Creek Growers Market at the Grange
Goat kids are often part of the entertainment on Opening Day at the Spencer Creek Growers Market at the Grange
Business Structure

The Spencer Creek Growers’ Market is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. The volunteer board of directors consists of local residents, local food growers and producers and area business people. The public is invited to attend our meetings, which take place monthly during the market season.

Membership for All!

Any individual in our community can become a member, whether they are a vendor, shopper, or just a visitor.

1 .  Pay $15 yearly membership dues.   Benefits:

  • Sell at the market when your products are approved
  • Wholesale prices at Hummingbird Wholesale through our members’ buyer club.
  • Full access to our website’s special features including forums and detailed events calendar for events beyond the market days
  • Invitations to the 2 membership meetings/celebrations in October and March
  • The ability to serve on the board or help elect board members
  • The satisfaction of joining and supporting an organization which is laying down the foundation for food independence in our community!

Meet the Board
Dana Gillespie

Dana Gillespie
Treasurer

Emma Harden

Emma Harden
Market Manager and Membership Coordinator

Tracy Waterbury

Tracy Waterbury
President

Genie Harden

Genie Harden
Kid’s Activities

Glenn Harden

Glenn Harden
Webmaster

Rachel Marcotte

Rachel Marcotte
Music Coordinator

Kelly Townsend

Kelly Townsend
Signage and Music Coordinator

Andrea Turner

Andrea Turner
Secretary and Kid’s Activities

Michael Neukirchen

Michael Neukirchen
Market Setup

Julie Gillespie

Julie Gillespie
Publicity

Chris Sherman

Chris Sherman
Farm Outreach & Recruitment

David Yordy

David Yordy
Grange Liaison