The Steilacoom Farmers’ Market is celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week on August 10th with a variety of activities for all ages. Farmers’ Markets are more than just an outlet for fresh produce and friendly farmers. Markets preserve farmland, stimulate local economies, increase access to fresh nutritious food, improve community health, and promote sustainability.
The State of Washington is home to over 160 farmers markets. Since 2008, the Steilacoom Farmers’ Market has grown to a bustling marketplace with an average of 50 vendors that grow, process, handcraft, or manufacture products locally, and WIC, Senior FMNP, and SNAP/EBT shoppers can use their vouchers and WA Quest cards to stretch their dollars.
- Special BONUS for EBT shoppers on Aug 10: Come to the Information Booth on August 10 for your tokens and enter a drawing for a FREE copy of NY Times Bestseller “GOOD and CHEAP: Eat well on $4/Day” by Leanne Brown (only one per family, while our supply lasts!)
- Steilacoom Summer Day Camp’s Flash Mob
- Market Walk (like a cakewalk, with fresh produce as a prize)
- Pin the Smile on Ms. Lettuce Head
- Market Trivia
- Peach Salsa cooking demonstration and samples by Center for Food Preservation Arts
- Entertainment by Steilacoom Strings
“Farmers’ Markets play a vital role in forming healthy, local food systems,” says Jen Cheek, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture, sharing recipes, and exposing them to new foods. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier.”
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