Check out local fruit such as these strawberries from Joy Farm, at the Sequim Farmers Market. Submitted photo

Check out local fruit such as these strawberries from Joy Farm, at the Sequim Farmers Market. Submitted photo

What’s New at the Market: Berry Burst Day

Sequim Farmers Market

Open: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 6

Location: Sequim Civic Center Plaza, downtown Sequim

More info: manager@sequimmarket.com or 360-582-6218

On the web: www.sequimmarket.com

Come enjoy “Berry Burst Days” at Sequim Farmers Market as we honor our local farmers and the joy of the luscious berries they provide.

We think our berries are among the sweetest in the world and we want to celebrate our good fortune, so please come and celebrate with us.

This event is sponsored by Hurricane Hills Winery and Blue Mountain Baking Company, both featuring products made from local berries.

Our community is bursting with wonderful farms and the Sequim Farmers Market is lucky to have our local farmers bring their produce for all to enjoy. River Run Farm (certified organic) will be at the market every weekend with a variety of lettuces, including red leaf, red butter, green butter, oak leaf and romaine, along with beets, spinach, broccolini and Hakurei turnips.

Also through the month of July, Joy Farm (certified organic) will start to bring snap peas, cauliflower and potatoes.

Watch the Sequim Farmers Market Facebook page for up-to-date descriptions of produce that will be available at the market each weekend in July.

Talking 4-H

Community guests Clallam County 4-H will have a booth at the Sequim Farmers Market this Saturday to talk with members of the community about the upcoming Clallam County Junior Livestock Auction in August.

The 4-H youth will bring along a few animals including a calf, lamb, goat and rabbit. In addition, they will have a PowerPoint presentation that will run every half-hour and will be available to answer questions about how businesses and members of the community can support these budding agricultural entrepreneurs.

Each year 4-H youth raise livestock to be auctioned off at the Clallam County Fair. These youth spend countless hours raising and working with their animals in preparation for the fair and livestock show. This experience teaches them responsibility, how to produce food for the table, and the ups and downs of running a small business.

Learn the many ways you can support these hard working youth. In doing so, you encourage free enterprise; get high quality meat and good advertising, plus the personal satisfaction of investing in and promoting our youth to numerous fields of higher education and careers. Please come talk to these amazing kids and see their animals at the Sequim Farmer’s Market Saturday.

Market tunes

The Summer Live Music series continues with Jam and Toast. Jam & Toast is a paired down version of the band Bread & Gravy, and consists of Northwest locals Angela Clift (vocals) and Stephanie Doenges (guitar, ukulele, vocals).

Bread & Gravy is a five- and sometimes six-member band playing a wide variety of old and new, high energy, soulful music. Jam & Toast is a smaller version of that with more influences on older traditional type music made new and focuses on beautiful melody and harmony.

A special thanks to Bell & Davis Law and BrokersGroup Real Estate for supporting the Sequim Farmers Market.

April Hammerand is the Market Manager for the Sequim Farmers Market. Reach her at manager@sequimmarket.com or 360-582-6218. For more information visit www.sequimmarket.com.

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