Scenes from the Grand Opening of the Shoreline Farmers Market

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Junior Pipe Band poses with Mayor Keith McGlashan
and Market Director Brendan Lemkin
By Diane Hettrick

It rained in five minute intervals all day, the wind blew sometimes, and the sun came out occasionally. 

In other words, it was normal Shoreline weather for the Grand Opening of the Shoreline Farmers Market and it didn't faze anyone.

The Quarter Past Eight group found that solar panels
also make great rain shields
Photo by Mark McVeety

There was an official ribbon-cutting, with Mayor Keith McGlashan wielding the scissors, then the Junior Pipe Band marched in with bagpipes sounding and kilts swirling. They posed for a few photos and were replaced by the Quarter Past Eight group, the Sublime Six string group and a few others, so there was music all day.

There were lots of booths to visit and people seemed focused on checking out every one. There were, of course, fruits and vegetables.

Alvarez Farms
Photo by Jerry Pickard

There were wonderful prepared food booths. Jersey's Salmon Salad is the best ever. "Tender salmon, seasoned with our house-made spices, seared to perfection and placed on top of crisp greens with grape tomato, red onion, basil, apple, and a tangy poppyseed dressing."

Community groups had information booths. Shoreline Solar was there advertising the upcoming SolarFest, as was Diggin' Shoreline, whose mission is to turn open, unused land into kitchen gardens.

Diggin' Shoreline is ready to expand
and is looking for new members
Londa Jacques, right

The Mayor, City Council Members, City staff, were all there, wearing Farmers Market aprons and enjoying themselves.

From left, Julie Underwood, City Manager and unidentified Shoreline couple
Dick Deal, Parks Manager in back, Mayor Keith McGlashan, right.
Photo by Devon Vose Rickabaugh

People were still coming in at the very end, rushing around to see all the booths before they packed up.

It was over all too soon.

But not to worry. The Shoreline Farmers Market will be back every Saturday until October 6, from 10am to 3pm on the top deck of the Shoreline City Hall parking garage, 17500 Midvale Avenue North, Shoreline 98133.


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