Time is simply flying by as we welcome this Memorial Day weekend. I just cannot believe this is our fourth week of the season.
As you plan your Saturday market shopping, we are thrilled to announce the return of Pasteria Lucchese, which has been missing for the last two weeks. With the cooler temperatures forecast for the weekend, there is no better time to pick up some fresh pasta and sauce to go with the salad greens, radishes and more you will find at the market!
Collins Family Orchards hopes to bring our first strawberries of the season, so come early to pick some up. Also, we welcome a new vendor to the Garden Market family — Whitehorse Organic Blueberry Farm, which will have some frozen blueberries plus a fun variety of blueberry-based products.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the wonderful selection of meats from Martiny Livestock, Sky Valley Farm and Wilson Fish! Between the chicken, pork, lamb, beef or salmon, there is something to appeal to every taste.
Thinking of a snack during your holiday festivities? Don’t forget the fresh cheeses from Golden Glen, savory salsa from Bubba’s, jams from Sweet Caroline’s, Angry Fish or Blue Cottage, or sweet treat from Miracole Morsels or Pete’s Toffee.
The cooler weather and possible showers also means this is the perfect weekend to pick up a tomato plant or two from Flying Tomato, or even a June-bearing strawberry plant.
This week at the market we are also thrilled to host the Lynndale Elementary School “Roaring Steel” steel bands, performing at 11 and again at noon near the pizza oven at the market. These 5th and 6th graders are directed by Edmonds resident Gary Gibson, an internationally respected steel pan performer and clinician, and the executive and artistic director of Steel Magic Northwest, a local non-profit organization with the mission of providing after-school steel bands in our area.
So come down this Saturday, rain or shine, and join the weekly gathering of local farmers, processors, artists and more, from 9 – 2.
— By Christina Martin, Market Manager