FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Port of Bandon is aware of false information spreading through the community about the Port of Bandon Farmers Market dissolving or not continuing past the 2022 season. We would like to clarify that these rumors are false. The Port did decide to make changes to the market organization this season. The former market manager retired, and the Port appointed a new manager. The hours to the market were changed to conform with City permit requirements and size of the market was reduced to help alleviate the heavy parking constraints in the old town area. These changes do not affect the continuation of the market or the location. The Port has never stated that the Farmers Market would not continue in the Bandon Fisheries Building. The Bandon Farmers Market is on an annual contractual basis between the Port and the individual vendors. At this time the Port of Bandon anticipates there will be a 2023 market held in the Bandon Fisheries Building.
There is a group comprised of some of the current and previous vendors who are in the process of self-organizing to establish a NEW market of their own for the Bandon area. This market is not associated with the Port of Bandon and would not necessarily replace the Port of Bandon’s Farmers Market.
All questions, comments and concerns can be directed to the Market Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
Port of Bandon Staff