Your guide to the dedicated and creative entrepreneurs who bring life to the Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market. Catch them from 9 am to 3 pm every Sunday on the lawn of the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Daniel’s 2nd Chance
For all their usefulness and beauty, very few of the products sold at the Lincoln City Farmers Market can claim to change lives. This booth might be the exception. Set up in memory of three-year-old Daniel Christiansen, who died from cancer five years ago, the stall sells t-shirts, hoodies and blankets to raise funds for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
Daniel’s mother, Stephanie, started the project as a way of saying thank you to everyone who had shown support during Daniel’s illness, including local firefighters.
“He loved the fire truck,” said Daniel’s grandmother Patty, who staffs the booth with husband, Delbert, “and the fire department would take the fire truck right out to his house. It was precious.”
Based near Siletz, Larry and Linda Hammons pride themselves on running farm without the use of artificial pesticides or fertilizers.
“We are a totally chemical-free farm,” Larry said. “We put fish meal in the compost and that’s it.”
Custom-built greenhouses allow the couple to make the most of their location, with tops that open up to let in the sun, and roll back down to protect crops from the rain.
The farm yields a bounty of everything from onions and peppers to tomatoes and apples.
As well as offering fresh produce, the couple make and sell a wide range of jarred products, including jams, jellies, hot peppers, sweet peppers, apple butter, barbecue sauce, fruit syrups and hot sauces, all made with homegrown ingredients.
Misty Hill Farms
For shoppers who find themselves inspired by the range of fresh fruits and vegetables at the Lincoln City Farmers Market, this booth, run by Phyllis and Jack Dickey, offers the chance to jump in and start developing a green thumb of their own.
Based south of Dallas, the farm grows just about every plant that can be grown by seed or by start, including 45 varieties of tomato. Phyllis said the selection of starts on offer varies as the season progresses, and that she and Jack try not to bring plants to market until they are ready to be planted outside.
“We really enjoy our plants and love growing them,” she said. “We want our customers to be able to enjoy the plants as much as we do.”