As National Farmers Market Week approaches, the Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market is gearing up to celebrate from Aug. 5-12.
National Farmers Market Week is an annual event that recognizes the crucial role that farmers markets play in bolstering local economies, providing sustainable food systems, and fostering community bonds.
This week-long celebration is an excellent opportunity for locals and visitors alike to come together, express gratitude and show appreciation to the hardworking vendors who contribute to the vibrancy of our farmers market and our local economy.
As part of this year’s festivities, Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market invites you to “Thank a Vendor!” During regular market hours, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 5 and Aug. 12, guests are invited to write down their messages of appreciation at our dedicated “Thank a Vendor” booth. The activity encourages market-goers to share their heartfelt thanks, stories and testimonials about their favorite vendors.
The vendors at the Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market are not only sellers of produce and goods; they are enthusiastic educators as well as heartfelt conversationalists.
Many of our vendors generously share their extensive knowledge of their craft and our community with our customers, swapping tips, tricks and life stories. These moments go a long way toward creating meaningful exchanges and fostering community building.
Our vendors bring so much passion, time, and life to market for the benefit of our community as a whole. Acknowledging their efforts and spreading positivity is our way of letting them know how much they mean to us.
In addition to the “Thank a Vendor” activity, the market has an exciting line-up of events for both Market Days.
On Aug. 5, the market will be hosting Kids Day, where the first 50 youngsters to visit receive a voucher for $3 to spend on fresh produce.
Additionally, the market will also be hosting family-friendly activities. The North Olympic Library System will be hosting storytime from 10:30-11 a.m. Families can also enjoy Market Arts with Maplewood Learning Enrichment Program, providing a space for play and creativity together.
On Aug. 12, the market will host live music from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. by local duo Nightingale.
Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market is a dedicated advocate for local agriculture, sustainability, and community well-being. Representing more than 65 vendors, we strive to create opportunities for local producers and artisans to thrive while promoting the importance of fresh, healthy food choices for our community. The market is a vibrant hub where people from all walks of life come together to connect, support, and celebrate local production.
Join us at Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market on Aug. and Aug. 12 during National Farmers Market Week, to celebrate our vendors, artisans, and the spirit of community that unites us all.
Bailey Loveless is the market director of the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-582-6218
On the web: sequimmarket.com