Get out your shopping baskets - the Shoreline Farmers Market is almost here

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The 2013 season of the Shoreline Farmers Market starts 10am Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Shoreline City Hall.

To complement the all of the fine local producers, artisans, and musicians commonly found at the market – this year there will be two new programs in place in 2013. 

The first is the Shoreline Farmers Market’s SNAP Match initiative which is funded to match the first $10 of each Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient’s dollars. This will introduce more community members to the market, help them stretch their dollars further and put healthy, local foods on their family’s tables. This program was based on a successful pilot initiative from Seattle Farmers Markets last year. For inquiries about this program please contact SFM Market Manager, Angela Bratt.

The other new program at the market is a newly formed partnership formed with The Center. The Center provides employment support, research and outreach services for local community members living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The third leg of the stool in this partnership is J.J. Brenner Oyster Company. The folks at JJ Brenner are donating locally and sustainably raised shellfish for the market. Volunteers from The Center will work with staff members that have Autism to sell the Shellfish to shoppers – with all net proceeds going toward research and employment opportunities in the community. This program was piloted successfully last year in Federal Way and has chosen Shoreline and Issaquah Farmers Markets as new locations. KUOW did a feature story on the program.

The Shoreline Farmers Market looks forward to seeing you all summer long and is excited to build off of a successful 2012 campaign. You can find the SFM on Facebook or visit their website for vendor/volunteer/musician information.


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