After a long absence, Tillamook County Master Gardeners have resumed our public presence by conducting Plant Clinics at all four Farmer’s Markets in the County; Neskowin, Pacific City, Tillamook and Manzanita. June 12 was a great day for us, as we not only attended the Neskowin Farmer’s Market for the first time, but it was also our first public event, exactly 15 months from the day (March 12, 2020) that our Executive Board met and had to make the difficult decision to cease in-person activities, due to Covid-19. And while we “pivoted” and have done what we can remotely, we’ve all missed meeting folks in person and helping them get research-based information so they can garden more sustainably.
Only 3 weeks in, and we have already attended all four of the Markets and will continue until end of the season.
Neskowin – 9am-1pm – Saturday
TCMG Dates: July 10, August 14, September 11
Pacific City – 10am-2pm – Sunday
TCMG Dates: July 4, August 1, September 5
Tillamook – 9am-2pm – Saturday
TCMG Dates: July 24, August 28, September 25
Manzanita – 4pm-7pm – Friday evening
TCMG Dates: July 23, August 20, September 10
We’re fortunate to have such a bounty of locally produced foods here, from fresh produce and dairy products, to seafood, meats and bakery treats, and each of the Market Managers assure there’s a good assortment of products available, so you can truly do “one-stop shopping” at your local Market. And you’re getting the shortest supply line possible and helping your neighbors grow their businesses as they grow your food!
And while you’re perusing all the great offerings and doing your shopping, you can stop by the Master Gardeners table and ask us any and all of your gardening questions! If you have a plant problem, we can help you find a science-based solution. If you’re interested in gardening but don’t know what grows well here, we can help you with that as well, including sourcing varieties that have been developed specifically for the Pacific Northwest. And if you’re interested in gardening education, good news, our Master Gardener training will be offered again in 2021 and we can direct you to other educational opportunities in the interim.
We’re happy to serve our community, so please come see us at your local Farmer’s Market this summer!
Kristy P. Lund, President, Tillamook County Master Gardeners Association