By Nancy Covert
Farmers Markets around the South Sound region are literally sprouting like weeds–or more like abundant gardens.
A recent News Tribune article (May 1 At Home section, page C5) includes a listing for more than a dozen area markets, from Olympia to Steilacoom). There’s one in Lakewood, too.
Set for 11 a.m.—3 p.m., beginning on June 4, through Sept. 17, Lakewood’s Market is located at 6000 Main St. SW in the Lakewood Towne Center.
Fortunately, shoppers won’t find weeds among the many colorful offerings, but they will find “one of a kind” items interspersed with the produce.
At one vendor’s stand market patrons will find information about early days from Villa Madera, Lakewood’s Early Shopping Centers, i.e., Lakewood Colonial Center, and Villa Plaza, its schools, to Eddie Rickenbacker and the Tacoma Speedway and more.
Whether you’re a long-time resident or newcomer to the area and want to learn more about it, Lakewood Historical Society, located at 6011 Mt. Tacoma Dr., in the Lakewood Colonial Center is “the” place to go for information about the unincorporated area that became an official city in 1996!
The museum features changing exhibits about this area, which began in the late 1800s when Tacoma businessmen, and area farmers realized the potential for this area south of their “City of Destiny.”
The museum is open from noon-4 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday. Stop by!