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Bellingham Farmers Market adding new After Hours Market in September

Aug 5th, 2016 | Category: News

BELLINGHAM – In response to customer requests, the Bellingham Farmers Market is adding a Thursday market to its popular Wednesday Fairhaven and Saturday Downtown markets. The After Hours Farmers Market will take place 4-7 p.m. every Thursday from Sept. 1-Sept. 29, 2016, at Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham.

“It became clear during our recent strategic planning process and community surveys that customers wanted more opportunities to engage with our vendors,” Market Director Caprice Teske said, via press release. “After getting feedback from our farmers, we concluded that a mid-week, evening market would provide the additional Market shopping day customers want and accommodate the time our farmers need for field work.”

Over 20 local farmers and food vendors will provide fresh produce, meat, dairy, baked goods and more to take home for dinner or to enjoy on-site. There will be live music each evening for shoppers who would like to linger and relax after a long day at work.

“We are excited to pilot this Market during Eat Local Month,” Teske added. “It seemed like the perfect opportunity to launch a market that features hyper-local food producers from Whatcom and Skagit counties.”

The Market’s board and vendors will seek customer comments and assess the Thursday market at season’s end to determine if the After Hours Market will continue beyond the September trial.

 

GO TO THE NEW MARKET

The New After Hours Farmers Market will be held 4-7 p.m. every Thursday from Sep. 1 through Sept. 29 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. For more info see www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

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