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Farmers Markets: Winter hours, special holiday markets coming

Nov 20th, 2019 | Category: Community

Bellingham Farmers Market hosts Thanks Day Nov. 23

As many local farmers markets have closed for the season, several markets are holding special holiday events and a few weekend markets will continue meeting through the winter season with limited dates.

Give thanks: Cookies from the Mount Bakery are a delicious sight at the Bellingham Farmers Market. Thanks Day at BFM will be Saturday, Nov. 23. Stock up on your favorite staples and say “Thank You” to the vendors. Customers can purchase foods from vendors and donate them directly to the Bellingham Food Bank booth on site. Those who donate will receive free BFM and BFB schwag. COURTESY PHOTO

Give thanks: Cookies from the Mount Bakery are a delicious sight at the Bellingham Farmers Market. Thanks Day at BFM will be Saturday, Nov. 23. Stock up on your favorite staples and say “Thank You” to the vendors. Customers can purchase foods from vendors and donate them directly to the Bellingham Food Bank booth on site. Those who donate will receive free BFM and BFB schwag. COURTESY PHOTO

The Bellingham Farmers Market (BFM) will be open through Dec. 21, meeting Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. Thanks Day at BFM will be Saturday, Nov. 23. Stock up on your favorite Thanksgiving staples like potatoes, squash, carrots, and meat, and say “Thank You” to the hardworking vendors of BFM. Customers can purchase fresh veggies, products and meats from vendors and donate them directly to the Bellingham Food Bank (BFB). Those who donate will receive free BFM and BFB schwag, and food donations will be accepted by the BFB during market.

Artisan Demo Day will be on Saturday, Dec. 7. Artists and makers will show their crafts during market – think wool spinning, knitting, block carving, and knife sharpening.

The winter Bellingham Farmers Market will meet monthly in winter 2020 and held the third Saturday of each month – Jan. 18, Feb. 15, and March 21 – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Square. For more information, follow the market’s Facebook page or see bellinghamfarmers.org.

The Orcas Island Farmers Market meets Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through most of November at Oddfellows Hall, located on Haven Street just south of Main Street on the way to Madrona Point. For more information, visit orcasislandfarmersmarket.org.

The San Juan Farmers Market will meet the first and third Saturday in November and December from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor. They will meet the first Saturday only during January and February, and resume twice monthly in March. For more details, see www.sjifarmersmarket.com.

 

Special holiday markets

The Anacortes Farmers Market hosts its Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24. Get your holiday produce, stock up on your favorite vendors’ goods and find that perfect handmade holiday gift during this special two-day indoor event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port in Anacortes, 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Admission is free. See the Facebook page or anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

The Mount Vernon Harvest Market will be Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Carnation Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Come pick up fresh, local ingredients to prepare your Thanksgiving meal and do some early gift shopping for the holidays. Admission is free. See mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

The Bow Farmers Market Holiday Festival meets Saturday, Dec. 7 at Edison Elementary School. Browse and buy the goods of local crafters, artists and more between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See bowlittlemarket.com.

 

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