Snohomish Farmers Market opens Thursday, May 9
SNOHOMISH - The 22nd season Snohomish Farmers Market kicks off this year Thursday, May 9, right in time for Mother’s Day.
The market will be located in downtown Snohomish on Cedar Avenue in front of the historic Carnegie Library.
Market organizer Gary Purves said the vendor limit is 55, and 40 of those spots have already been filled.
The market runs May 9 through Oct. 3 and offers three distinct market seasons.
Spring hours are 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 9 through June 27. Summer hours are 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 11 through Aug. 22 (closed on July 4). Fall hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Aug. 29 through Oct. 3.
A local selection of fruits, berries, vegetables, honey, ice cream, and organic coffee will be offered from Washington farms, ranches and growers. Local vendors will also offer outdoor furniture, ceramics, garden art, jewelry, local soap, lotions, organic clothing and woodwork.
The farmers market now accepts credit and debit cards, Purves said.
New to the market is the Farmers Market Kids Club for kids under the age of 16 starting June 6.
“The kids will be able to speak with farmers about food and have a punch card punched,” Purves said.
Kids will need to check in at the “Kids” tent to get their card punched. There, they’ll receive a fruit or vegetable of the day. After five weeks, they’ll receive a special treat like ice cream or kettle corn.
Special events will also be held monthly such as story telling, kids cooking demos and market scavenger hunts. For adults, cooking lessons will be available.
“This year we’ll be entertaining some chefs using farmer’s local produce to put together recipes, like a demonstration,” Purves said.
There will also be a pie-baking contest later in the season when berries and tree fruit are at their peak.
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