The Pendleton Farmers Market is open Fridays, May thru October, between 4pm and 7pm on the 300 block of Main Street in downtown Pendleton, Oregon
Mary Ann McCune is a longtime Pendleton resident who has been on the market board for 10 years, serving as secretary, vice president and now president. She’s been part of the Education/Event Committee from the start, and coordinates the market samples cart and the market kids’ activities. As manager of the local Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office, Mary Ann is a big proponent of the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables. She believes a significant part of the market’s mission is to support local producers. The market has become a family affair for Mary Ann; her daughter and daughter-in-law are board members, and her husband and son are part of the set-up and take-down crews. Mary Ann is proud that over the past decade the market has become a social gathering place, bringing together residents from around the city and beyond to enjoy great produce and healthy foods, crafts, music and conversation.
Matthew Campbell, a STEM Teacher at Pendleton High School, has served on the Farmer's Market Development Committee since 2013, and has volunteered with the Market since 2012.
Matthew moved to Pendleton from the valley in 2011 with his wife and two sons.
His education includes a BS in Aeronautics and Master of Arts in Teaching.
Stephen Machado is a Professor of Crop Physiology/Agronomy at the Oregon State University’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC) located near Pendleton, east of the Cascades.Stephen is responsible for conducting cropping systems research to develop economically and biologically sustainable agricultural practices for cereals, legumes, and new crops. His research work includes crop rotations, long-term experiments, alternative crops, drought tolerance, site-specific farming, and organic farming. Stephen is also involved regionally, nationally, and internationally. He was the President of the Biometry Division of the Tri-Societies (American Society Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America), and the President of the Western Crop Science Society of America. He is a co-founder of Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD) which is actively involved in capacity building and the development of African small holder agriculture.
When Erin Bartsch is not eating plants, she works for Umatilla Morrow County Head Start as a Child and Family Services Manager. Erin transplanted to Pendleton from California via Indiana (Purdue University) in 2007 and has loved it. Beyond a passion for plants, she enjoys running, camping, snowboarding or photography.
Hi there! I’m Wanda. My award winning blankets, pillows, towels and various other crafts are the talk of my home town of Pendleton Oregon. My love of handcrafts along with some personal hardships lead to me making fleece blankets to which I add a hand crocheted border. At first, this was to occupy my time while I took care of, and sat beside my husband as he lost his battle with diabetes. As I would make the blankets for friends and family members, complete strangers were asking me if I would make one for them, and what I would charge them to make it. Slowly over time, I've come to have quite a few clients, and my business has been developing more through them than any real push on my part. This web site is just one more addition to a business that has been growing by leaps & bounds. I am very grateful to everyone who pushed me into doing this. Thank you all.
You will find my booth at local Farmers Markets, Flea Markets, Bazaars and, of course, the famous Pendleton Round Up.
EMILY MCCUNE, BOARD MEMBER AND TREASURER
Emily McCune was born and raised in Pendleton, and has served on the Pendleton Farmers Market Board since 2012. She serves as Treasurer, and also is a part of the Development Committee which focuses on fundraising for this non-profit organization. Emily enjoys cooking (especially with produce from the Market), music, and spending time with her family. Emily has two daughters (and one on the way J), and is married to Gabe McCune, who is a past board member and whose family has been heavily involved in Pendleton’s market for years. Emily is a proud advocate of the Pendleton Farmers Market and is hopeful that the organization will grow along with the community in the coming years. The Pendleton Farmers Market is a family event for the McCunes, and you will find them down on Main Street together most every Friday night during market season.
Genna Banica was born and raised in Pendleton, Oregon. After High School she attended Western Oregon University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2007. It wasn’t until Genna decided to start her own family that she and her husband, Nick, realized the importance and advantages of living in a small town. They are now proud to call Pendleton their home. This is Genna’s rookie year on the Farmer’s Market Board and she is excited to be involved with such an amazing community-based organization that focuses on a healthy way of living.