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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Farmlands Market facilitates circle of giving

Labor Day Salute!


August 30, 2018

Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle

Jessica Landstra stands in front of her business Farmlands Market, which opened June 30, 2014, as a response to Creswell not having a chain grocery store. Landstra started the business when she was 20 years old.

When Jessica Landstra was 20 years old, she filled a void in the community by establishing the Farmlands Market. Although she said the job started accidentally, she has grown it exponentially since it started.

After Mayor Dave Stram informed Creswell Residents that the population wasn't substantial enough to attract chain grocers, Landstra talked with her father and his boss - who had been buying product from closing Rays stores - about getting more product and creating a store for Creswell.

It started with the cooler, and slowly other products accumulated. Landstra said at first there was...

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