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Nikki Flinn and Pierson Rintz of Portland pick out a basket of strawberries to purchase from Open Airs Farms. The two plan to stop by the Crescent City Farmers Market every year they visit this area.

The Crescent City Farmers Market will remain at the harbor but will be moving indoors after having been put on a temporary hold.

The market will now operate out of the former Englund Marine and Industrial Supply building where Citizens Dock Road and Starfish Way meet.

Vendors will start selling their products again this Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the temporary use of the building until December 31, at a flat rate of $50 to Rural Human Services, which operates the market, plus a power fee.

“I don’t think there’s any way we are going to make money, I think we’re going to lose money, but I’m going to vote yes because I think it’s a public service we should provide,” said Commissioner Wes White.

According to Angel Hanson, the farmer’s market manager and director, there will be 15 vendors setting up inside the building, and one outdoors that has a mobile unit.

Some of the vendors include: Gabhart Nursery, which sells olives, pomegranate, oranges and grapefruit; Gateway Education, which sells hand-pressed cider and fresh-packed tuna; Chocolate’s by Anita; Gaby Clark’s Home-baked Goods; Alexander Family Farms, which sells milk and eggs and Bubble Roots, which sells micro-greens.

Rural Human Services also runs the county’s largest food bank and the Harrington House women’s shelter, among other projects.


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