Mercer Island Farmers Market sets 2012 season, names new manager

Farmers market veteran Patty Spahr was recently selected as the new market manager for the Mercer Island Farmers Market. Spahr is already working hard on plans for the Mercer Island Farmers Market’s fifth season, which begins on Sunday, June 10.

Spahr brings a unique perspective to the market manager position. For the past three years, she managed Full Circle Farms’ farmers market operation. She coordinated Full Circle Farms’ vendor participation at 24 farmers markets in the region. Coincidentally, Spahr also staffed the Full Circle booth during the Mercer Island Farmer Market’s inaugural season in 2008. In addition, she managed the Queen Anne Farmers Market in 2009.

Spahr’s commitment and involvement in local agriculture is further evidenced by her volunteer commitment to the Washington State Farmers Market Association. She was nominated to the Board of Directors in 2010, and currently serves as the secretary. The Washington State Farmers Market Association supports and promotes farmers markets throughout the state.

The Mercer Island Farmers Market 2012 season will run from June 10 through Oct. 14, on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Nov. 18.

For more details, contact Spahr at


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