Join us on March 23rd from 2 to 5 in the afternoon when the Spencer Creek Growers Market will host its annual Seed & Plant Swap Potluck and Membership Meeting.
We’ll be holding our Fall Board Meeting on Friday, November 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the New Day Bakery in Eugene. As we approach our 10th Season, we’ll be refining our strategies for expanding community involvement while we focus on streamlining market operations. These goals are will be discussed with participation from members nominated for newly created positions.
We’re winding up this season with a Fall Membership Meeting and Celebration which will take place at the Pizza Research Institute on October 28th from 4 till 8 p.m. There will be live music, an informative and entertaining slide presentation and great food & beverages! If you’ve enjoyed visiting the market and share our enthusiasm for healthy, local food and regenerative agriculture, you’re invited to attend. Space is limited so please RSVP if you’re interested!
This coming Saturday, October 6th, the Spencer Creek Growers Market will hold its 9th 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 with live music by Suzie and the Sauce. Genie’s Open Source Kitchen will feature salmon chowder, a vegan autumn vegetable soup, bread rolls, gluten-free corn bread, fresh green salad, honey walnut pie and apple/plum pie with whipped cream. Enjoy an old-fashioned country market where you’ll find plenty of fresh veggies along with crafters, food artisans, live music and a delicious all-local lunch with plenty of outdoor seating!
Sean Gill, a master of American Fingerstyle guitar playing and one of our all-time market favorites, returns to perform on the 29th. The market will also be holding a Plastic Recycling Day during which we’ll be providing a convenient, local drop-off collection point one day ahead of the Lane County Waste Management’s First Free Plastics Roundup Event. The Spencer Creek Growers Market will have collection bins marked for three categories of plastic that are being accepted for recycling.
Join us on September 22nd when Simeone Allocco takes to the stage at the Spencer Creek Growers Market. Simeone will perform on banjo together with his girlfriend who’ll be assisting with vocals.
This coming Saturday, September 15th, we’ll be featuring our Annual Locavore Hamburger Luncheon at the Spencer Creek Growers Market. We’ll be serving pasture raised beef burgers on buns made from organic, locally grown heirloom whole wheat flour, baked black beans with honey, roasted red potatoes from Let it Grow Farm, green salad from our local gardeners, apple and blueberry pies with whipped cream, all sweetened with honey rather than sugar. Genie’s special sauces (tahini, ginger carrot, basil, etc.) will also be available for folks that want to add extra pizazz to their burgers! Music will be performed by the Daniel Powell Quartet, an extraordinary group of musicians who have played together for the past several years in the Eugene area. Hope you can make it!!
Eric Nicholson, a well-known and accomplished folk musician from the Eugene area, will be performing at the Spencer Creek Growers’ Market on September 8th at 11:30. Eric is a folksinger/songwriter who likes to make his own arrangements of some of his favorites from the 60s and 70s as well as celtic and american folk traditionals on guitar, harmonicas, mountain dulcimer and clawhammer style banjo. Grab a healthy plate of delicious all-local lunch at Genie’s Open Source Kitchen, pull up a chair and enjoy the performance!
The Good Vibes Marimba Band, comprised of marimba players from several middle schools in Eugene, will gather at the Spencer Creek Growers Market on Saturday, September 1st, and perform a wide range of popular tunes. Be sure and stop by and fill your shopping bag with a plethora of fresh veggies, sourdough bread, muffins, scones, cookies and more!! Stay for lunch and enjoy a plate or bowl of barley and wild rice, beans and green salad fixings together with multiple homemade sauces wrapped up in a whole grain tortilla rolled out that morning using locally grown organic Red Fife flour! Don’t forget to peruse the numerous craft vendors planning to set up and sell that day. See the full list of who’s selling and what they’re bringing. See y’all there!
Join us on August 25th when fourteen recent graduates from Adams Elementary perform in the Adams School Marimba Band at the Spencer Creek Growers Market at 11:30. These performers will have just returned from the Marimba Summer Camp. Be sure and catch these talented marimbists while enjoying a deliciously satisfying lunch — and remember to take home some fresh produce while you’re at it!