Farmer’s Market Blossoms Thursday, And We’ll Be There
Burien’s annual Farmer’s Market blossoms on 10th Ave SW in Olde Burien (see map below) starting this Thursday, May 7th, then moves to the new Town Square July 2nd.
Sponsored by Prudential Northwest Realty, the market will take place every Thursday through October 15th, from 11am to 6pm, and The B-Town Blog will be there with our own booth, doing live blogging!
New this year, free samples of local eateriesâ€™ dishes will join farm-fresh produce and unique handcrafted goods at this weekly outdoor event.
The plan has long been for the farmers market, produced by the Discover Burien Association, to be located in the new Town Square. Originally, the market was located near Burien City Hall. With the move, the market will be close to the new City Hall in Town Square, according to Debra George of Marketing Innovations, the market manager on behalf of the Discover Burien Association.
â€œTown Square is a great centralized location for market customers,â€ George said. â€œAnd the new library and City Hall will increase foot traffic, which will benefit the vendors.â€
The marketâ€™s fresh-off-the-vine fruits and vegetables are grown by Washington State farmers, most of them local plus a few from Eastern Washington. George notes that prices are affordable, even for organically-grown produce, and the quality is high since this just-picked bounty comes directly from the farmers with no middlemen or delays.
This year, look for new items like Turkish handmade bread or a Hawaiian Shave Ice and, between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. taste offerings from area restaurants.
Add a shave ice or a piece of fruit from a market vendor to tasty eats from the marketâ€™s hotdog cart for a great lunch deal. Enjoy it all at the marketâ€™s patio tables while taking the edge off the workday with live music, performed most days. Stop and chat with the B-Town Blog, the marketâ€™s official blogger, which will blog live from the market.
Customers who developed relationships with farmers or craftspeople last year will want to know that many of this seasonâ€™s vendors are returnees, said George.
The marketâ€™s Olde Burien site is on 10th Avenue SW between SW 151st Street and SW 152nd Street (map below). In Town Square the market will be situated on 5th Avenue SW off SW 152nd Street.
Discover Burien is a nonprofit organization that works on the economic development and promotion of Burien.
For more information, call 206-433-2882 or go online to www.discoverburien.com.
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