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Finally, It’s Opening Day for the Maple Valley Farmers’ Market!

June 8th, 2013 at Sat, 8th, 2013 at 8:49 pm by Larry Baumgart


             After many days this spring of beautiful, sunny weather, it’s easy to convince oneself that summer has arrived…except for the fact that it isn’t summer in Maple Valley without the Farmers’ Market.  Finally, however, those who have been impatiently waiting for the MV Farmers’ Market can relax.  The fresh-from-the-ground produce, the hot coffee from Mitzel’s Food Truck, the unique artisan creations, the brilliant flowers, and the freshly-made pastries will be in full array on Opening Day on Saturday, June 15.

            Season Five will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with nineteen scheduled farmers/ranchers, six processed food stalls, seven prepared food vendors, and ten artisans. Nonprofit groups Cedar River Church of Christ, Girl Scout Troop 41113, King County Solid Waste, Shadow, Master Gardener, and Maplewood Pony Club will each host a stall.  In addition, one of our sponsors, Meridian Valley Property Management, will have a booth stall.

            At 10:00 a.m., the Opening Ceremonies will commence. Jessi Jumper will sing the National Anthem, local Girl Scout troop #4113 will present the flag, and Market Manager Victoria Laise Jonas will recognize key volunteers and sponsors. Additionally, the elegant strains of Maple Valley Youth Symphony will enliven the Market.  Laise Jonas said, “We have a full market on opening day and are hoping for a bright, sunny day. This year we will have five hours of shopping delight, and we so look forward to welcoming back our hundreds of local customers as we begin our 17-week run of the ‘Saturday Morning Place to Be!’”

            While fans of the Market will eagerly welcome returning vendors, many new vendors will also grace the grounds of Rock Creek Elementary. Lor Vegetable and Flower, Rafael Lopez Farm, The Mason Jar, Pike Place Nuts, and Sophaloaf’s Pet Food are new farmers and processors joining the Maple Valley Market for its fifth season. Those who prefer their food already-prepared may want to try out the all-new Panda Dim Sum, or the returning Mitzel’s, back after a one-year absence, and housed this season in its new food truck.  New artisans include Karen Wilken’s Kissed by the King soaps, Atanaska Adams’ bath salts, and It Sparkles Jewelry. Youth entrepreneur Dylan Hohn will sell Dylan’s Doohickies.

            With something for every shopper and with all items made or grown locally, Maple Valley Farmers’ Market from 9:00-2:00 at Rock Creek Elementary is definitely the Saturday morning place to be! More information on Maple Valley Farmers’ Market is available at (425) 463-6751 or at  Victoria Laise Jonas, Manager of the MVFM, urges MVFM fans to join its 710 Facebook friends, to“Friend us on FACEBOOK,” and follow us on Twitter.  Note:  This article was written by Brooke Dillon and posted by Victoria Laise Jonas



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