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Local food, gifts set for last winter market

Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - The last indoor winter market of the season will feature produce, baked goods, meats and fish, arts and crafts, gifts, and a chance to donate to Adelante Mujeres SNAP match program. For those who like their holiday meals made with ingredients grown and hatched right in their neighborhood, there’s one more chance to stock the pantry with local food for the season.

Adelante Mujeres’ Forest Grove Farmers Market and the Dairy Creek Food Web collaborated to put on a Winter Farmers Market series this fall. The last one will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, in the Times Litho building on the corner of Pacific Avenue and A Street.

There will be a wide variety of local food for sale, including honey, meat, fish, preserves, fruits and vegetables, and more. In addition, there will be locally made crafts, art and gift items to create a one-stop holiday shopping experience.

There will also be a donation station, where market attendees can contribute to the Forest Grove Farmers Market’s SNAP Match Program. Since 2009, the program has distributed over $29,000 in matching dollars.

The SNAP program allows for shoppers to swipe electronic benefits cards for the amount they would like to spend at the market and receives tokens. Through the match program, the customer receives additional $1 tokens for every dollar they spend, up to $5. These matched tokens can be used for fruits, vegetables and plant starts. The customer then receives $1 tokens for the total amount swiped to spend on SNAP eligible items.

Adelante Mujeres and Farmers Market Fund are a featured nonprofits in Willamette Week’s annual Give!Guide.

After making a donation, hang a veggie ornament on the tree and enter for a chance to win the tree at the end of the market. 

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