Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon Poultry Swap Inc.

We have some very exciting news this morning!!! As you know, we are more than just the "swaps" we hold year round; our focus is on education. Oregon Poultry Swap Inc. has formed a collaboration project with Madeline Benoit, the Avian Health Coordinator at the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Maddy reached out to us after following us for quite some time. She is working on a project to educate backyard chicken enthusiasts about backyard biosecurity and avian health and wants to become a part of our swaps along with a representative from the USDA. The ODA will have a dedicated section at each swap where Maddy will not only be distributing information and answering questions, but she will have hands on learning all day long. This project is so exciting for us an organization as well so beneficial for you and communities in Oregon we currently serve. We hope that you will make time at each of our swaps to stop by and meet Maddy and become involved in the education she is bringing to YOUR swaps!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

2015 Winter Swap Nearing a Sell Out!!!

Don't delay in getting your Vendor Space at the our first annual Winter Swap!! 
We have less than 10 spaces left at this time in 2 fully enclosed and heated buildings.  
Visit our Winter Swap page for more information and registration information. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Oregon Poultry Swap Inc.

Our first meetings were held last night - Officer Elections and October Board Meeting - and we are pleased to present you with the Board of Directors for Oregon Poultry Swap Inc.

Board of Directors:
Laura Castle - President and Event Organizer, Fall and Winter Swap
Lisa Ohling - Secretary and Event Organizer, Summer Chickenstock
Steve Castle: Treasurer
Amanda Burtch: Event Organizer, Spring
Thurman Main: Marketing Director
Christine Swanson- Strawn: Fundraising Director

Our team is hard at work improving your swaps!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thank you!!!

What an exciting weekend it was in Corvallis!!!  The 6th Annual Oregon Fall Poultry Swap was a huge success, again!  Over 100 vendors and a steady flow of traffic from 9am till closing at 4pm.  Door prize drawings, scavenger hunts, coloring contest, story time and was a nonstop day of fun for the community of Corvallis and beyond.  We have photos of the day coming very soon!

Many vendors sold out.  In fact, it went so well we already have over 50 vendors signed up for the 2015 Fall Swap on Saturday, October 10th.  If you would like to get in on the fun next year as a vendor, be sure and contact Laura Castle to grab a space.  Thank you to those of you who joined us Saturday, we hope you had a good time and we hope you will join us at our next swap in February in Rickreall - our first ever Winter Swap!


Friday, October 10, 2014

It's Swap Time!!!

Bring a friend or two!! Join us tomorrow in Corvallis for the 6th Annual Fall Swap!  Don't forget, if you have just a few animals to sell, you can still join in the fun by participating in our $1 Vendor Area!

EOA Designs!

Our last Fall Swap Vendor Spotlight is another new vendor to the swap - EOA Designs. Kristi Gonzalez joined our community this past summer, bringing to the swaps another innovative jewelry designer. Most of Kristi's jewelry items include natural stones such as turquoise, agate, quartz, jade, and jasper.
Stop by EOA Designs' booth - G15 on Saturday to see her beautiful jewelry collection!

EOA Design's on Facebook

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Celestial Farms at the Fall Swap!

With the Fall Swap just days away now, we are down to our last 2 Vendor Spotlights. Tonight, Celestial Farms in Jefferson, OR. Chris and Nicole joined our swap community this summer at Chickenstock. They bring with them not only fantastic products, but a following from the Farmer's Market - "peeps" they have invited to the Swap on Saturday. Their professional, filled to the brim with beautiful stuff and birds booth at Chickenstock blew us all away. Chicks, chickens, heirloom tomatoes and sauces, soaps, honey, candles, art, crafts...the list goes on and on...all beautifully packaged and marketed. We were in awe and thrilled to have them as part of our community.

They will have all this and more at the swap Saturday including for the first time ever, pasture raised roasting chickens (they are licensed meat sellers). Be sure you visit their page and stop by their booths - C6 and C7 - on Saturday. 

Celestial Farms Facebook page

Celestial Farms website

Contact Chris and Nicole