Farmers market debuts Saturday in Edmonds

Plus, a sneak peek at Summer Market
By Bette Bell | May 03, 2018
Photo by: Brian Soergel There’s always plenty of street music at the Edmonds Garden Market, which begins Saturday.

It is spring, isn't it?

Yes, meaning the Edmonds Historical Museum’s Garden Market opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Fifth Avenue North and Bell Street.

The smaller of the city’s farmers markets is focused on early vegetables, and other delectable and fun products that can be produced in our unreliable spring weather, as well as starter plants and other delights made and nourished over the winter months.

The Garden Market is open 9 a.m.-2 pm, Saturdays through June 9. It returns with regular vendors such as Sky Valley Family Farm, Wilson Fish, Deborah's Pies, Snohomish Bakery, Alvarez Organics and Pete's Perfect Toffee.

There will be plenty of fresh spring flowers and early veggies. And this season we will be joined by some new vendors, such as Liberated Foods, who features gluten-free mixes and baked goods. There also will be plenty of plant starts for home gardeners from Glacier Peaks Nursery and Frog Song Farm.

A new beekeeper will debut: Golden Girl Honey, with its fresh, locally sourced honey. Vespucci Pizza, Falafel Salam and Los Chilangos will be at the top of the hill, serving meals throughout the day.

Summer Market preview

Looking ahead, the Edmonds Museum Summer Market is a weekly Saturday event through the early fall. It averages more than 120 vendors each week and is located on Bell Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues north, as well as on Fifth Avenue North in front of the museum. It will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June 16 through Oct. 6, with no market on Aug. 11 due to Taste Edmonds.

The Summer Market has farmers, producers and local artists.

This season sees a new farmer: Rest Awhile Orchards out of Pateros. Amy and her family will be bringing plenty of certified organic fruits to the market all season, featuring cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples, pears and more.

Also on hand will be Bellingham Pasta Co., Saucy Mama & Co., Finn River Cidery, Brown Butterfly Co., and many other new producers and artists. As always, the market features a wide range of local artists who bring their work to share every week at the market, from woodcraft to clock making, photography to painting, jewelry crafts to fabric artists, glass artistry for the garden and the home.

Consider volunteering

Volunteers are always needed for both versions of the Edmonds farmers market.

If interested, you can email volunteer@historicedmond.org or call 425-774-0900. Information is also available on the museum website at www.historicedmonds.org.

There is always a pizza party to look forward to at the end of the season, where volunteers look back, see the good things accomplished, chat with other volunteers we may not have had the opportunity to meet, and perhaps discuss any possible improvements for the next year.

As always, leave your pets at home.

 

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