Mercer Island Farmers Market supporters attend the garden party in 2017. Photo courtesy of Lora Liegel

Mercer Island Farmers Market supporters attend the garden party in 2017. Photo courtesy of Lora Liegel

Mercer Island Farmers Market to thank supporters, sponsors at garden party

The second annual event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Aljoya.

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

Mercer Island Farmers Market (MIFM) will celebrate another successful season with its second annual Garden Party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Premier Market sponsor Aljoya will host the event in its beautiful outdoor garden patio. The celebration will feature specialty-made cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live jazz music from the Kareem Kandi Band.

MIFM supporters and Island residents are encouraged to attend (ages 21 and up; no pets please). Tickets can be purchased via the MIFM website or at the Market itself.

MIFM is located at the intersection of Southeast 32nd Street and 77th Avenue Southeast, at the north end of Mercerdale Park. The 2018 season features approximately 50 local vendors including farmers, artisans and food trucks, plus weekly live music and a children’s activity booth. The Market welcomes an average of 2,500 visitors per market day.

MIFM is excited to once again partner with Aljoya for its annual celebratory event, according to a press release. Aljoya has been a featured MIFM sponsor since the first full market season in 2009.

Other upcoming events include the annual MIFM anniversary party on Aug. 12, featuring Market giveaways and blueberry tasting, a performance by Caspar Babypants under the Mercerdale Park Pergola on Aug. 19 and the Harvest Market on Nov. 18, which is the last market of the season.

Other MIFM sponsors are Caruccio’s, Covenant Shores, Island Books, Mercer Island Center for the Arts, Mercer Island Pediatrics, the city of Mercer Island, Sunrise Senior Living, Bennett’s, Dermatology Arts, Aditi Chai, Simply Recipes, Mindy’s Fitness Over 50, Lasher, Holzapfel, Sperry and Ebberson Real Estate Law Practice Group, Redfin, Convivial Café, and Coldwell Banker – Bain.

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

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