The Goods From The Local Woods was an event hosted by Linn County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service of Benton and Linn Counties and was held in conjunction with the Linn County Small Woodlands Association annual seedling sale on February 19th at the Linn County Fairgrounds.
The 24 local wood vendors had a steady stream of customers, more than 500 in all, visiting their booths during the morning program. Besides meeting new customers, many of the vendors also set up future collaboration with fellow vendors. The range of items included lumber, fine furniture, flooring, wood for turning, hard carved spoons, blue bird boxes, turned bowls, carvings, and much more.
The purpose of this event was to connect those who produce local specialty wood and wood products with those who want to buy them. The turn out and excitement both from the sellers and the buyers have encouraged plans for bigger Goods from the Local Woods sale in 2012.
If you are interested in having a similiar sale in your local area contact the Extension Office in Benton County at 541-766-6750 or email co-organizer MWM Mary Brendle.