Markets of Umpqua

MarketsOfUmpquaOur goal is to create a thriving network of Farmers’ Markets in the Umpqua Valley. These markets will provide an abundance of fresh local foods to consumers and businesses while creating a space for local artisans to sell their wares.

Upcoming Classes in financial planning, farm direct policy & meat processing: Download the flyer

Brought to you by NeighborWorks Umpqua & USDA


Market Vendor Potluck – April 26

Do you grow a garden or make a product and would like to find out about selling at your local Farmers Market?
Are you a consumer who wants to find out about a Farmer’s Market in your area?

You are invited to come to an informational potluck at the Lookingglass Grange on April 26, 2012

Come and meet market managers and fellow vendors from Canyonville Farmer’s Market, Lookingglass Farm Market, Old Town Farmer’s Market and Umpqua Valley Farmer’s Market and find out what’s happening for the 2012 season.  This will be fun event where Vendors, Market Managers, and Market goers can mingle and discuss the ins-and-outs of participation at your local Farmer’s Market. 
The potluck is a nice way for everyone to get together all at once in order to strengthen community and to support our ever-growing local food system

This is a potluck event, so please bring something to share.

Potluck event
Date: April 26, 2012
Place: Lookingglass Grange, 7426 Lookingglass Road, Roseburg
Time: 6-8:00p.m.
contact person: Karry Johnson  541-492-1473
donation: $1.00 (cover cost of the grange)

2012-2013 Local Pages – the Independent Choice

We are accepting listings for the 2012-2013 Local Pages Guide to independent businesses and small farms in Douglas County. Let us tell you what sets us apart from the others …

The Independent Choice

We are the original, grassroots business association that works for your best interest. We are a project of NeighborWorks Umpqua, a community development non-profit. Every dollar donated is invested back into your business through marketing, advertising and public outreach.

Who’s looking at you?

Local citizens who want to support independent business, receive quality products and exceptional customer service are looking for you. Tourists visiting the area want a unique experience and they want to know where the “locals” go. They’ll find you in one of the 10,000 guides that are printed and distributed throughout the county each June. We insert 5,000 copies for distribution in our independent newspaper. The remaining guides are distributed at chambers, visitor’s centers and community events.

Independent Business Listings

We offer printed listings that include information about your business and how your efforts benefit the community. Your online listing includes your logo, contact information, bio and map so customers can easily find you. We don’t ask you to commit to “deals” that are a loss for your business.

The Think Local Umpqua Brand

When you list with us, people know you are dedicated to building a better community for all of us to work and play. This non-competitive nature is the cornerstone of what we do. Working together, we all achieve more.


We can help you compete on a small marketing budget. We don’t work on commission or for-profit so are fees are reasonable. $120 for an ENTIRE YEAR of membership! Still too much? You can place a listing in the guide for just $45 by clicking on the link.

Join us!

Experience the Think Local Umpqua difference. Email or call 541-673-4909 with questions.

Check out the new Community Skill Shares

Roseburg is starting a Community Skill Share workshop calendar.   For March we have three amazing workshops offered by amazing community members.  Please let us know if you have a skill you would like to share with the community.  Call Chriset at 541.373.4909 for more information. 


March 10th @ 2:00 p.m. Dennis Conner is doing the composting workshop.  He is an Eastside
Community Gardener and a Master Gardener.  Community of Christ Church  FREE to the public!



March 15th  @ 5:30 p.m. Bicycle maintenance with Kurt Christensen.  Come learn essential bike skills with local bike mechanic from Canyon Creek Bicycles.  This workshop will be offered at the new Youth Outreach Center. FREE to the public!



March 31st @ 10:00 a.m., Jim Long is presenting a bio-char demonstration at the garden at Community of Christ Church. FREE to the public!

Watch this video about Bio-Char with Jim Long



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