Nella Mae's Farm

Fresh, naturally-grown produce from our family farm in Cove, Oregon

Weekly Update

Hello friends,

It has been awhile.

I was lucky enough to spend a week on the San Juan river just north of Navajo Nation over spring break. The wild burros, beaver, big horn sheep, and red rock were spectacular.

When we returned to cell reception, I learned about the murder of eight people at several Asian spas in Atlanta. I am really concerned about the safety and well being of AAPI (Asian-American and Pacific Islander) folks in our community and country. I have written a blog post here about anti-Asian racism in agriculture and in our communities with more links to read essays from the people most affected by this increase in hate crimes over the last pandemic year.

Other updates:
  • Nella Mae's Farmstand opens Friday, April 9
  • La Grande Farmers Market vendor meeting for new & returning vendors, April 9
  • Job: La Grande Farmers Market Manager
  • COVID Vaccine info
The farmstand
Nella Mae's Farmstand opens Friday, April 9

The season is off to a slow start, but we hope to have salad greens soon. For now, we will have pea shoots and spinach at the farmstand. You can also find:
  • Blind Date Coffee
  • Eggs
  • Baked goods
Remember--we moved the farmstand up the road (east) one driveway to the farm entrance. 69361 Antles Lane.
Become a Vendor at the La Grande Farmers Market

Often folks think you have to have some sort of secret password to become a vendor at the farmers market. Not true! The market is open to folks who grow or make local products. You don't have to sign up for the whole season either. Come as you are with the time and products you have!

If you have something you make or grow and are interested in selling at the farmers market this year, join the Annual Vendor meeting April 9th on Zoom to learn more.
Your grateful farmer, Nella Mae
Happy little starts.
La Grande Farmers Market is hiring
The La Grande Farmers Market is looking for a new market manager for the 2021 season. This is a rewarding job and pay starts at $17/hr. Please share with anyone who might be a good fit!

This is a part-time, year-round position with the work hours focused in April-October during the market season. We seek a manager with strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and creativity in problem solving, and an entrepreneurial approach to operating and growing the market. Must be able to work most Saturday and Tuesday markets during the market season (mid-May to mid-Oct). Candidates should be approachable and passionate about local agriculture, food, and community. This position is dynamic, rewarding and really fun! The La Grande Farmers Market is our area’s largest and most successful producer market with a strong Board of Directors, dedicated vendor base, and robust support from customers and the community. We seek a candidate that wants to continue the market’s success and take it to the next level. We welcome vendors, customers, staff, and volunteers from all backgrounds and are always working to make our organization as equitable as possible.

Click here for the full job description and details.
Our farmers market booth. You too can be a vendor!
Vaccine info
First, thank you to all the health care workers, health department, and volunteers making the vaccine clinics happen!

As of March 1st, folks 65 and over can sign up for a COVID vaccine. Frontline workers, individuals living in a multigenerational household, and adults 16–44 with one or more underlying health conditions with increased risk are also eligible. It is getting easier to get an appointment, which you can do here: Make sure to subscribe for the CHD listserv if you're in Union County for updates.

Safeway and Bimart are also vaccinating folks.
Copyright ©2017 Nella Mae's Farm, LLC, All rights reserved.

Nella Mae Parks (she/her)
Nella Mae's Farm
69361 Antles Lane
Cove, OR 97824

Land Acknowledgement: I live on the Native lands of the Cayuse, Umatilla & Walla Walla past and present and honor with gratitude the land itself and its people.

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