Photo by Trisha Walker
Volunteers remove the ancient stove at the Mt. Hood Town Hall earlier this spring to make way for the center’s new kitchen remodel, expected to be completed this summer.
As of Friday, July 8, 2016
The Mt. Hood Town Hall will be holding its first farmers’ market on Thursday, July 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. The market will be held monthly on the second Thursday of each month through September. The facility is located on Highway 35 14 miles south of Hood River.
This is a family-friendly event and an opportunity for upper valley farmers and artists to sell produce, the Town Hall to showcase its new commercial kitchen and regular classes, and community members to buy locally.
Dinner will be in partnership with Fresh Start Culinary Institute, a supper series using locally sourced produce. The bar will be by local entrepreneur Christie Clark of Perfect Pour and live music by Nancy Cook.
The Mt. Hood Town Hall continues to progress in its efforts to grow and upgrade the facility. The building was constructed in 1914 as a one room school house, was later used as a church, and today it serves as the hub of the community with senior meals, exercise classes, a grade school, gymnastics, pottery, and rentals for community meetings and gatherings.
Over these 100 plus years, the building has always been a central part of the community and has been maintained and preserved through the hard work of dedicated volunteers and community support. Thanks to annual fundraisers, grant money and local donations, the building has recently received new paint, windows and a playground.
The kitchen is currently under remodel and will be open to the public mid-summer with a wholly functioning commercial kitchen. To be involved contact Amy Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-530-0398. Visit the website at www.mthoodtownhall.org for more information on programs or to donate.