From Lane County with Love to Miss Oregon Volunteer :
- For this basket, I went to the Eugene Saturday Market to find treasures to showcase our amazing handcrafted arts, and the local farmers market to share our local farmers.
- Damian J. McDonald: Teacher, Media artist – creator of critters. Damian J. McDonald teaches at Lane Community College in the media and graphic arts. He has a booth at the Eugene Saturday Market.
- Courtney, Chainmail Jewelry, and Hand-cut Charms: Courtney started off in jewelry classes, but found a love for the art of chainmail. The charm of Princess Lea from Star Wars was hand-cut by Courtney – to see more of her chainmail creations, visit her booth at the Saturday Market.
- Die High is a Family owned business that makes custom-made metal signs and metal art. The Welcome sign with the two adorable chickens was made by hand by this husband and wife team. They are at the – you guessed it – the Saturday Market.
- Fired Up Ceramics Studio each individual piece is hand-painted and then baked in a kiln. Located in the Saturday Market- Family owned, local artists.
- The hand-knitted headband is by the Yarn Doodles lady. She started with learning how to make felt hats, otherwise known as felting. She found herself making knitted caps and headbands and has a cute booth at the Saturday Market.
- Wooden Apple Woodturning is where I found the cutest mushroom boxes. Mark “Rush “Rudolph is the delightful gentleman who creates them- as well as pens, boxes, and other beautiful objects from wood.
- From Chemistry major to ….From the Farmers Market, I found Oregon Permaculture Works. The owner has a background in Chemistry, and now offers dried Mushrooms and Garbanzo Tempeh at the Farmer’s Market, in Eugene on Saturdays.
- Lonesome Whistle offers stone-milled flour, rolled oats, and this bag of gluten-free, organic popcorn. Located in Junction City, they have a booth at the Farmer’s Market.
- Blondie’s Blooms & Berries located in Creswell, woman-owned – offers us a jar of Blueberry Jam and a bag of freeze-dried blueberries. They also carry Blue Berry syrup and have a regular booth at the Farmers Market.
- The beautiful cutting board is the work of McKenzie River Custom Boards. 4 cousins and a grandfather who is passing on his knowledge in woodworking located in the McKenzie River area. They have a booth at the Saturday Market in Eugene.
- A bookstore, florist and plants, and local crafts can be found at the Bookmine on Main St in Cottage Grove. The donations of the Planner (illustrated by a local artist ) and the Swinging Bridge T-shirt, and the Carousel cards (from the local artist), as well as the card, are from Bookmine. The T-shirt and the Carousel cards are fundraisers for the local restoration of the bridge and the Carousel.
- Bigfoot Fudge, located in Creswell in the building that has the Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant, is where the bag of mixed taffy came from. Delicious homemade fudge is definitely a go-to for gifts, and they are open Monday -Saturday. Family-owned and operated.