Edmonds farmers market begins May 4; continues through June 8

Plus, preview of summer market
By Bette G. Bell | May 03, 2019
Photo by: Brian Soergel The museum's Garden Markets is Saturdays through June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It must be spring, as the Edmonds Museum Garden Market debuts Saturday, May 4. It has been noticed, however, the sun has only found its way pass the gray clouds, on a few scattered days, recently.

Is the sun waiting for that magical opening day of the market? We certainly want the sun to shine sooner, but if not, we hope the Garden Market will bring the sun out in all its glory. You will find an abundance of garden flowers, cut flowers, plants and trees, assorted treats and spring vegetables.

What will taste better for dinner on Saturday night, then fresh spring veggies? It will lift your spirits, and your taste buds will love you.

The Edmonds Museum Garden Market will be the highlight of your day, so put it on your calendar. Many of us are anticipating the opening day, for the touch of magic it will bring to our lives. We have our market bags at hand, and are looking for all the fresh delights that will be offered.

Will you fill those bags up to the brim? We hope so as, if you do, it will make it a magic day for the vendors, also, who work and plan all winter to bring you so many wonderful products.

We often hear how much the vendors love our market, and they tell us it is because everyone is so friendly; we all want the best vendors to always put the Edmonds Museum Garden Market at the top of their list.

There are over 50 vendors at the Garden Market each week, with the majority being farmers, garden artists, and a smattering of other vendors, with some fun additions, which keep the market interesting and vibrant.

The market’s motto is “Made or Grown in Washington,” so you are guaranteed freshness that can be found in only a few places – eating healthy is easy in Edmonds. The market is located on Bell Street between Fifth an Sixth avenues north.

The Garden Market is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 8.

Summer Market preview

The Edmonds Museum Summer Market, the largest event of the summer, will be in full swing on June 15. By popular demand, this market actually extends all the way into early October, and is one of Edmonds favorite events.

Both markets support the activities of the Edmonds South Snohomish Historical Society, and make it possible for the museums continued activities in the community. The museum preserves Edmonds history, and has lovely exhibits that help tell that story. Be sure and stop in, on a Saturday Market Day for a visit.

Our farmers include some of our favorites, such as Alvarez Organics, Frog Song Farm, Whitehorse Meadows Blueberry Farm, Martin Family Orchards, and ACMA Mission Orchards. Martiny Livestock, Sky Valley Farm and Wilson Fish will all be returning with a fine selection of meats and fish.

Lopez Island Vineyards and Finn River Hard Ciders will also be back. As well as Golden Girls Honey, with fresh varieties of honey and honeycombs.

Snohomish Bakery returns with freshly baked bread, and Pete's Perfect Toffee and Deborah's Pies will offer sweet treats.

New this season, we welcome Butter Fusion. This local processor will be bringing freshly made flavored butters to tempt your taste buds.

If you’re thinking of adding some new furniture to your backyard, Big Saw Productions and Cedar Schemes will help with their handmade wooden furniture and planter boxes.

If you are looking for breakfast or lunch while you shop, you will find our food vendors on Fifth Avenue at the base of Bell Street. We welcome back Vespucci Pizza, Falafel Salam and Los Chilangos, who will be pulling up in their new food trucks.

As spring warms up, we look forward to Collins Family Orchards, Hayton, and Sky Harvest Berries to join the market as well.

Finally, don't forget to check out all the local artisans who join us each week. There is always a changing scene. The Garden Market sets the mood, and the Summer Market expands that with earrings, boxes, sauces, glass flowers, assorted garden art, and much more.

Consider volunteering

The museum is always looking for volunteers to work as market volunteers and as museum docents, as well as in several other capacities as projects are implemented. If this piques your interest give the museum a call at 425-774-0900.

The museum supports the community in many different ways, and appreciates your continued participation as a customer of the market, a member of the museum, and also encourages your community involvement in whatever capacity works for you.

The market has been established for the benefit of the Edmonds Historical Museum, the community, the farmer, the artisan, and the consumer. It is sponsored by, and all profits go, to the museum, which actively and energetically supports many community activities.

Bette Bell founded the Edmonds farmers market, held the first year in the parking lot of what is now Salish Crossing. She is now a market committee member. The smaller Garden Market debuted in 2003.

 

 

 

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