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Winter farmers markets: Anacortes, Bellingham dates set

Jan 1st, 2013 | Category: News

ANACORTES/BELLINGHAM – The Anacortes Farmers Market is again holding a monthly  indoor winter market, this year starting Saturday, Jan. 12. The market will take place every second Saturday of the month through April, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Depot, 611 R Avenue in Anacortes. Local farm goods, fresh breads and treats, and more will be available. Additionally, the market, with the City of Anacortes, is planning the 2-day Art of Gardening event this spring, April 27-28, at the Depot. Formerly called the Garden Art Fair, the event is centered around backyard farming, food gardening and resilience as well as flowers, landscaping and garden art. This two-day event will include 50-60 vendors, exhibitors, and several display gardens. There will also be food, a beer and wine garden and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org or contact Market Manager Keri Knapp at (360) 293-7922.

Bellingham Farmers Market’s nine-month season (April through December) will expand in 2013 with the introduction of new monthly winter markets on Jan. 19, Feb. 16, and March 16, all 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Our late season weekly markets in November and December, begun in 2006, has become very successful as our local growers explored ways to extend the growing season. Using new techniques such as hoop houses and greenhouses, they’re now able to produce more winter-hardy crops during those months,” said Caprice Teske, Market Director. She noted that there has been considerable demand for the market to have a presence during the winter.  “This will allow us to test the viability of attracting both local growers and customers to a year-round market.” The Farmers Market is held at Depot Market Square, corner of Chestnut and Railroad, in Bellingham. For more info, visit bellinghamfarmers.org/

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