What’s Happening at the Market: A dynamic team at the market

It has been a pleasure to see our community enjoying this beautiful spring season at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market.

The market’s board of directors is composed of a blend of market vendors and dedicated community members, working together to cultivate a belonging space and a viable marketplace by responding to the needs of our community. We feel grateful for the opportunity to share with you our seasonal perspectives and insight on the current state and direction of the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market.

After restructuring employment positions within the organization this winter, we are thrilled to welcome market director Bailey Loveless and operations manager Sherrie Ransom to the team.

Bailey comes to her position with experience in marketing and a passion for local food systems that promote social, economic, and ecological resilience. Perhaps you have already seen her on Saturdays, capturing the essence of the market with her photos. She brings a creative vision and exceptional quality of work to all aspects of marketing. And she skillfully holds the vision of the market while engaging authentically with everything she does.

It is likely that you have also seen Sherrie at the market, with a warm welcome at the information booth or making the rounds to check in with vendors and guests throughout the day. Her passion for community has shown up in her work as a nutrition educator and years of experience working with farmers markets in California. Sherrie’s combination of experience and love of the work she does is demonstrated by the way she has stepped into her role with the ability to run a tight ship for smooth sailing on market days, all with a twinkle in her eye and a skip in her step.

Bailey and Sherrie create a dynamic team, working for the market in roles that highlight their individual strengths and interests. Their combined forces hold a great amount of potential for the market. All of us on the board of directors have been thrilled to support Bailey and Sherrie throughout onboarding into their positions, and feel excited to see the market move forward with the vision and values that increase accessibility for our community and create opportunity for local entrepreneurs, contributing to an interdependent local economy that reflects our region.

As we move into June and the summer season, there is much to look forward to at the market on Saturdays. The Summer Music Series will kick off, featuring local musicians playing live music at the market every week. The displays from our farm vendors will diversify as more produce and flowers come into season, and we will see our community falling into the swing of market days, coming out to the plaza every Saturday.

The Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market is where we meet a friend for lunch, or bring visitors to peruse the creations of skilled artisans in our region. We extend a big thank you to the community for demonstrating your value of the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market in so many ways. We look forward to seeing you at the market this summer!

Elli Rose is president of the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market’s Board of Directors.

Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market

Open: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29

Location: Sequim Civic Center Plaza and Centennial Place, downtown Sequim

More info: director@sequimmarket.com, 360-582-6218

On the web: sequimmarket.com