Mercer Island Farmers Market to celebrate 2018 Season Opening on June 3rd

May 21, 2018 | by Julia Hess

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Get ready for fresh produce, flowers, artisan goods and gifts, live music, and your favorite food trucks. Farmers Market season on Mercer Island is just around the corner.
The Mercer Island Farmers Market will open for the 2018 season on Sunday, June 3rd. The season will run on Sundays, June 3rd through October 7th, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the intersection of SE 32nd St and 77th Ave SE, just north of Mercerdale Park.   

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Check out the full list of Mercer Island Farmers Market (MIFM) vendors on the MIFM website. Additionally, several new vendors will be joining the market this season, including:

  • 314 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 & Basil, Kalamata Olive, and Garlic Herb.
  • EF Produce: A diversified farm growing fruit and veggies in Wapato, WA.
  • Hot Sauce Fresh: Organic hot sauces made fresh, using Caribbean variety peppers and heirloom tomatoes.
  • 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, WA.

Special Events

Regular events and programming include vendor tastings, a Children’s Activity Table, a Master Gardeners’ Table, and informational tables by sponsors, community groups, and non-profit organizations. MIFM also has the following special events planned:
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Kick-Off | Sunday, June 10, 10 to 11 am
KCLS staff member and musician, Nancy Stewart, will be presenting on their summer reading program titled “Libraries Rock!” The event will take place under the Mercerdale Park pergola.
MIFM Fundraiser & Garden Party at Aljoya | Thursday, August 9, 5:30 to 8 pm
Help raise funds to support our local Farmers’ Market and enjoy cocktails, music, and more (21+). Tickets $50/each. More details coming soon.  
MIFM Anniversary Party | Sunday, August 12, time TBA
Join in MIFM’s anniversary celebration.  Special events will include market giveaways, blueberry tasting, and more.  Additional details coming soon.  
Caspar Babypants Concert | Sunday, August 19, 11 am
Family favorite band Caspar Babypants will perform under the Mercerdale Park Pergola.
For a full list of MIFM events, business sponsors, and community partners, visit their website.
You can also find MIFM on Facebook and Instagram.

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