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Season Five of the Maple Valley Farmers’ Market is Only Two Saturdays Away – May 25, 2013

May 25th, 2013 at Sat, 25th, 2013 at 9:53 pm by Larry Baumgart

Area residents have only two more lonely Saturdays to survive without the Maple Valley Farmers’ Market before its gates open for Season Five on Saturday, June 15, at 9:00 a.m. at Rock Creek Elementary School.  The Market will stay open until 2:00 p.m. this year, adding an additional hour to its previous weekly schedule at the request of customers and farmers.

“To help promote the upcoming grand opening of this year’s market season, we will have our 2013 poster available for businesses to put in their storefront window,” notes Victoria Laise Jonas, Market Manager.  Those businesses interested in obtaining a poster should contact Laise Jonas at and she will personally hand deliver one or two posters.  In addition, a special treat to all of our loyal customers,  a free poster will be waiting at our Information Booth for all who spend a minimum of $15.00 on Opening Day!  

In reviewing this year’s Vendor Roster, Laise Jonas notes that there are 25+ farmers, ranchers and processors already signed up, with a high number of  returning vendors.   In addition, there are a number of returning popular prepared food vendors, including George’s Bakery and EJ’s Catering, and after a year’s absence, Mitzel’s American Kitchen is returning, this year bringing its new food truck.  

The Farmers’ Market continues to recruit crafters and artisans for the 17- week run.   Typically, crafters/artisans only sign up for a limited number of weeks at the market, so there is still space available for them to have a stall space.  Those crafters/artisans interested in learning more about the Farmers’ Market are encouraged to contact Laise Jonas.

As has been the practice since the beginning of the Farmers’ Market, and as a service to the community, the Maple Valley Farmers’ Market will once again offer two booth spaces per market season to non-profit and other local greater Maple Valley area community groups, subject to availability and approval by the Market Manager.  The booth space provides an opportunity to inform the community about the group’s purpose and activities. While the space is not to be used for distributing political or religious information, organizations may request donations and hold raffles.  Those wishing to sell items for fundraising purposes must have them pre-approved, and these items must not compete with existing vendor’s products.   Non-profit organizations are also highly encouraged to volunteer for one market day set-up or take-down to support Market endeavors. To obtain additional information, local non-profit groups should contact  Market Manager Victoria Laise Jonas at or  (425)463-6751.

Remember…only two lonely Saturdays until the opening day of this long-anticipated fifth season of Maple Valley’s own local Farmers’ Market.  Residents should mark their calendars now, as the celebrated kick-off to this season will be an event not to miss.  On Saturday, June 15th, Rock Creek Elementary School’s play yard area will be swarming with canopies and vendors, graced by a ribbon cutting ceremony and the talented performance of the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra,  who will again entertain listeners as they have done the previous four seasons. Come re-acquaint yourself to all of the possibilities that a Farmers’ Market has to offer–after all, “It is the Saturday morning place to be!”    Note:  This article was written by Brooke Dillon and posted by Victoria Laise Jonas




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