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Sequim Open Aire Market

Chef Mike Shethar, culinary intern at Nash's Organic Produce, hosts a live cooking demonstration throughout the day Saturday, Aug. 8.

"The Seasonal Kitchen - Tips for Year-Round Local Eating" begins around

10 a.m. next to Nash's produce stand in the market square on Cedar Street in downtown Sequim.

Shethar will prepare and serve dishes featuring some of the produce at the market this week such as carrots, cucumbers, gooseberries and summer squash.

He also will share cooking, preparation and nutritional information about many varieties of produce available throughout the season. Stop by and enjoy a taste of delicious, healthy local food.

Information about the peninsula's budding "Farm to Cafeteria" movement, an effort to provide local students with local, healthy, sustainable food options, will be available and donations to this program will be accepted.

Talented local youth musicians The Jammin' Salmon will play bluegrass and fiddle music ranging from traditional American to Irish jigs between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the stage in the square.

Art and craft vendors continue to bring new products to the market.

New this week at The Cedar Box are small and large serving trays and trivets. This longtime Open Aire Market vendor is a cedar specialist and his line includes everything from cedar cooking planks, to planters and lattice, to boxes and furniture.

Sequim Noon Rotary and the Dungeness River Audubon Center are this week's Suzanne Arnold Community Booth participants. Visit their booths near the rear of the market square to learn more about the varied and vital work of each of these organizations.

The Open Aire Market is a weekly community event and gathering spot for locals and visitors.

Whether you come for the live music, the large selection of local produce and farm products, the hand-crafted items or a quick breakfast or lunch, the Open Aire Market welcomes you every Saturday between

9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Cedar Street.

Visit www.sequim

market.com for more information.



Mark Ozias is executive director of the Sequim Open Aire Market.



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