Connect with TFM Vendors
As was mentioned in our March 17th newsletter, our farmers market is currently on hiatus for the foreseeable future. However, our vendors are still producing fresh, nutritious food for you!
We have compiled a list of all our vendors complete with contact info and how you can continue to support them during this strange and unprecedented time. This is list is also on our website and we will be updating it daily as we receive additional information from our vendors on what their plans are.
Click here to view TFM Vendor List
Help HFO Build a Statewide Food Resource Bank
Hunger Free Oklahoma is coordinating a one-stop information hub for COVID-19 food resources and announcements in Oklahoma. Please see how you can plug into this valuable resource.
· Meals4KidsOK.org, the Oklahoma summer meal location website, is being equipped to display key serving information for students that are affected by COVID-19 school closures. Visitors will be able to input their zip code and will be directed to the closest open meal site where children ages 1 – 18 years can receive a meal.
· School District staff can share details for updating the Meals4KidsOK website by completing this excel form (instructions included).
· Here’s the Quick Form Link for Community Organizations like social service groups, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and local businesses to share information on the free resources available to help individuals and families to connect with local food resources.
· Businesses, organizations, and all community partners are asked to help raise awareness and share the resource information with networks and friends.
March 17, 2020 Newsletter
Local Producers Need Your Help!
Our community is facing many difficulties as we respond to COVID-19 public health concerns. This past weekend, Tulsa's Mayor GT Bynum signed a directive limiting group sizes to 50 people or less. Because of this, the Tulsa Farmers' Market is forced to suspend operations until further notice.
Supporting local is more important now than ever! Although we are unable to host our market as we have for more than two decades, our vendors still have an abundance of fresh, nutritious foods needing to be consumed. And quite honestly, it is the safest and highest quality food available to Tulsans. Our producers have always adhered to strict safety guidelines, and the short supply chain of local food ensures it is minimally handled - simply put, this is the food you want.
Truthfully, our vendors are at risk of going out of business without an outlet like our farmers market. So many of our vendors already walk a razor-thin line to stay profitable in the best economic times. So if at all possible we ask that you support our local farmers and ranchers during this unpredictable and unprecedented time.
The Tulsa Farmers' Market will continue to foster relationships between farmers and consumers by helping them connect online. We are working to create an interactive online directory of local food options and will be updating how you can connect with each of our vendors on our website and our social media channels. Many of our vendors are offering delivery services, CSA memberships, online ordering/pre-ordering with arranged pick up times and locations. Others will have independent roadside stands and open farm days for direct sales. Please stay tuned as we roll out this info!
Community is everything in times like these. Although we cannot gather physically, we are all in this together. We are inspired and encouraged by how our community has rallied for small, local businesses! Please help us ensure this effort includes the smallest of businesses including our farmers, ranchers, artisans, and chefs.
The Tulsa Farmers' Market will be Back! We are following the situation very closely and you can bet that our market will return to business as usual just as soon we are able! Follow us on FB, Instagram, and Twitter or continue to check out our newsletters for updates!
Thank you, Tulsa! Please take care of yourselves and each other.
Peace, love & local,
TFM Executive Director