Proctor Farmers Market honors military

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In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Proctor Farmers Market will pay tribute to active, veterans, reservists and retired Military Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The celebration includes vendor discounts and free tote bags. 

Special discounts will b posted at each participating vendor’s booth, and free tote bags will be offered to the first 100 guests (active, veterans, reservists and retired) with military I.D. at the Market Merchandise Booth only. One bag per person. Offer good only on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The Proctor Farmers’ Market is Pierce County’s only four-season market, and is currently open every Saturday until Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North 27th and Proctor streets in the Proctor Business District of North Tacoma. 

Anyone interested in participating in future events should contact Market Manager Karen Bowes at (253) 961-3666 or pfmarket@proctormfarmersmarket.com.

WHAT’S FRESH

At this time of year, the market features a bounty of seasonal favorites: pears, apples, Asian pears, winter squash, tomatoes, sweet corn, carrots, radishes, leafy greens, beets, eggplants, zucchini, peppers (bell and hot) and fresh herbs. In addition to locally grown produce and plants, every week the market offers diverse selections of these fresh foods and artisan food maker products.
Here’s more of what you can expect to find during your market shopping: local produce, tree and stone (seasonal) fruits, foraged and cultivated mushrooms, cheeses, pasture raised meats, wild caught fish and smoked salmon. 

And there’s more: berries (fresh and frozen), artisan foods, jams, jellies, syrups, honey, hazelnuts, peanuts (seasonal), eggs,
veggie starts, landscape plants, cut flowers, fresh baked breads and baked goods (including dairy, soy, vegan, gluten and nut free), teas, ground and whole bean coffee, wine, cider, beer, craft distilleries, ready-to-eat and enjoy foods…and this list doesn’t even begin to be complete without all the discoveries shoppers will make for the themselves. 

Visit www.ProctorFarmersMarket.com.

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