Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Farmers Market opens June 3

The market will run from June 3 to Oct. 7.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

In just a few weeks, Mercer Island’s popular Farmers Market will return for its eleventh season, at the customary location next to Mercerdale Park.

It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, starting June 3 through October 7, with a special extra session just before Thanksgiving on November 18.

Residents can avoid a trip off the Island, buy farm-fresh produce direct from the grower, and support local businesses all at the same time. The city is pleased to help support the Farmers Market.

Last year the Market hosted 63 different vendors, donated 2,000 pounds of produce to local organizations, and diverted two tons of food waste per month through composting programs.

This non-profit operation features a wide-range of regional producers, live music, kids activities, and educational booths. Note that the 2018 Market is closed on July 15 due to Summer Celebration, and on August 5 due to Seafair. The schedule can be viewed at mifarmersmarket.org/weekly-schedule/.

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