What do you think of as summer approaches and it warms up? The Edmonds Museum Summer Market, of course! If you have missed the Garden Market, you do not want to miss the opening of Edmonds Museum’s Summer Market on June 20; hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You won’t be disappointed! Fresh vegetables, flowers, meat, fish, eggs cheese, crafts, and pastries, not to mention the terrific food vendors who have some remarkable offerings. All the products sold at the market are made and grown in Washington.
Going to the market is more than a morning or afternoon outing, it is an adventure. There are treasures everywhere, waiting to be discovered. There will be new vendors, and many old-time vendors returning, so come by to see your old friends and make some new ones. The many museum volunteers are there to help you out, answer your questions, and just make your experience something that you’ll want to let others know about. It will be an Edmonds Kind of Day!
The Edmonds Museum is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., so there is an additional attraction to bring you to 5th Aveue and the heart of Edmonds. And for those who like to recycle, or discover a great find for the day, there is the museum’s White Elephant table. One never knows what will turn up there. The White Elephant Table will be on the newly renovated plaza just south of the museum steps.
The Edmonds Museum has had some recent renovations, and the newest improvement has been the area in front of the building. Be sure to take a look and see what we have done. Bringing the museum into the 21st century, while caring for our history is always a challenge, but we are working hard to make that happen.
All the items at the White Elephant table are donations from local citizens, so we are always pleased to receive donations, either at the market or with a call to the museum. We can always use book donations, household items and tools, just to name a few of things we sell. Most of the folks that work at the market are volunteers, so if you have a thought to get involved in the community, in a delightful, low key manner, the museum is your ticket. We have fun, work hard, and you will meet the nicest people.
There will not be a market on July 4th, as many of us will be involved in the Edmonds Parade. That is a treat you do not want to miss. Since the market will not be open, it will just make the next Saturday more special; anticipation is sometimes half the fun.
Our market has a growing reputation as one of the best markets in Western Washington. We are working hard to deserve that reputation, and hope you will join us, for a morning or afternoon, to see if we are meeting that challenge. Let us know what you think, what we could do better, and if you love the market as much as many of us do. Put us on your calendar for June 20. See you there!
— By Bette G. Bell