Shoreline Farmers Market shines at SolarFest on Saturday

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Urban Garden Co-op provided a fantastic assortment of local organic fruits and veggies.  Photo from SFMA.
The Shoreline Farmers Market Association gave the community a taste of their plans for next year’s farmers market last Saturday at the 8th annual NW SolarFest. 

The market was a featured attraction at the renewable energy and sustainable lifestyles event held at Shoreline Community College. This was the second year SolarFest was held at SCC and the first year a farmers market was included in the festivities.

Selection of local products included; local and organic fruits and veggies, local artisan and baked goods, local canned goods, and representatives from multiple Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) groups. Along with their volunteers, the Association hosted an informational booth with site plans, brochures, promotions and plenty of information for anyone curious about their project.

Carleton Farm displayed value added goods, cherries, information about their farm's events and one of the eye popping additions to SolarFest, a 20ft air powered pumpkin cannon!   Photo from SFMA.

Popular topics of discussion from the community were the day of the week and location for the farmers market. 
“We loved the enthusiasm from the community at NW SolarFest. We got amazing feedback and reached many Shoreline neighbors who weren’t aware of what we are doing” says Brendan Lemkin co-founder of the Shoreline Farmers Market. “Everything went right for us Saturday. The community was excited, our vendors were pleased with sales, and the sun broke through after a rainy, overcast morning.”

The Shoreline Farmers Market is slated to open next spring. The proposed location is in the park adjacent to the LEED Gold City Hall. The SFMA believes this to be Shoreline’s most central, accessible, visible, and high traffic area, perfect for a farmers market.



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