Photos courtesy of the Mercer Island Farmers Market

Photos courtesy of the Mercer Island Farmers Market

Farmers Market to open on June 3

The market is located at the intersection of Southeast 32nd St. and 77th Ave. Southeast.

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:30am
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Mercer Island Farmers Market will open on Sunday, June 3rd. The main Market season will run on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 3 to Oct. 7.

It is located at the intersection of Southeast 32nd St. and 77th Ave. Southeast on the north end of Mercerdale Park. Craft and artisan vendors will participate in June and at the Harvest Market in November.

Support from local business sponsors, individuals and volunteers has enabled the Market to be celebrating its 11th season this year.

Throughout the season there will be free live music, kid’s activities, and produce tastings. There will also be several special events. On June 10, the Market is partnering with the King County Library System (KCLS). KCLS staff will be bringing musician, Nancy Stewart, to sing songs and read stories to promote the “Libraries Rock!” summer reading program.

On Aug. 9, MIFM platinum sponsor, Aljoya, will be hosting the second annual “Garden Party,” a MIFM fundraising event. MIFM supporters of all kinds are encouraged to attend, which will feature cocktails and live jazz music in Aljoya’s beautiful outdoor garden patio (21+). On August 19, kid-favorite, Caspar Babypants will be returning to perform under the Mercerdale Park Pergola.

More EventsMay 20: Season kick-off gathering hosted at Island Books, 12 to 2 p.m. Pick up a printed event calendar, meet MIFM Board Members, and learn more about the upcoming season.

June 10: A partnership with the King County Library System. KCLS staff and musician, Nancy Stewart, will be presenting on their summer reading program titled “Libraries Rock!” 10 to 11 a.m. under the Mercerdale Park pergola.

Aug. 9: MIFM Fundraiser. Garden Party at Aljoya, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cocktails, music, and more (21+). Tickets $50/each. More details TBA.

Aug. 12: The annual MIFM anniversary party. Market giveaways and blueberry tasting.

Aug. 19: Caspar Babypants will perform under the Mercerdale Park Pergola

Nov. 18: Harvest Market. The best day to stock up on Market favorites as this is the last Market of the season.

New Vendors314 Pie: Serving savory and sweet pies to eat at the Market or take home.

Chelo: Cultured cashew crème. A dairy-free spread that is delicious on crackers, bread, and more. Several varieties available including Cilantro Lime, Sundried Tomato and Basil, Kalamata Olive, and Garlic Herb.

EF Produce: A diversified farm growing fruit and veggies in Wapato.

Hot Sauce Fresh: Organic hot sauces made fresh, using Caribbean variety peppers and heirloom tomatoes.

Liberation Bakery: Gluten-free baked goods including sour dough bread, cookies, pies, chocolate truffles, and muffins.

Lowrider Baking Co: A cookie company offering classic and adventurous flavors, including Lemon Ginger, The Happy Almond, and Filled Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

Neighbor Lady Cheese: Locally made artisan cheese from Maple Valley.

For a list of MIFM events, business sponsors and community partners, visit www.mifarmersmarket.org. You can also find MIFM on Facebook and Instagram.

Photos courtesy of the Mercer Island Farmers Market

Photos courtesy of the Mercer Island Farmers Market

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