FRESHNESS AND FUN AT THE FARMERS MARKET
May 6 is opening day!
Article and photos by Patty Hutchens
IT HAS BEEN A LONG WINTER, and the arrival of spring has many anxious for sunshine and warmer days. One of the community traditions that many look forward to is the opening of the Sandpoint Farmers Market; a wonderful opportunity for people to enjoy the fresh produce, crafts, plants, flowers and much more that vendors provide.
The opening day for this yearís market is Saturday, May 6. Located at Farmin Park on Third Avenue and Oak Street, the Farmers Market is open on Saturdays, 9am to 1pm, and Wednesdays, 3 to 5:30pm.
This year there are many special events planned throughout the season including Customer Appreciation Day on June 10, a celebration of the Farmers Market Anniversary year on July 8, Kidsí Day on August 12 and a Taste of the Market on September 9.
With musical entertainment and a chance to visit an array of vendorsí booths, the Sandpoint Farmers Market has something for all ages.
The Sandpoint Farmers Market dates back to 1988. In the early days, there were approximately 10 vendors. Today, there are more than 100 vendors who sell their goods to both tourists and locals. With a variety of locally grown and produced plants, vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheese, food, and fine arts and crafts, the market is a favorite place for people to do their shopping while also visiting with friends and neighbors. And it also is a great way to shop local and support our own community.
Mark your calendar for May 6 and come out to enjoy the beginning of the Farmers Market season, and make it a tradition all summer long!
See you at the market!