Proctor Farmers Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week

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Mai Houa of Moua Garden tends to the beautiful flowers she brings for sale. Credit: Proctor Farmers Market

The Proctor Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week (Aug. 4-10), and on Saturday, Aug. 10 the market will feature the following special activities:  

Kids Booth
The well-known local yoga studio Source Yoga will be a guest host in the Kids Booth with a special farm-themed craft.

Cooking Demo
Visit our Cooking Demo Booth, where the focus is on fresh, nutritious, locally raised food. Our creative demo team “Ginger & Dill” will provide free samples and free recipes for “Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing” – a delicious summer salad made with Market ingredients.

As always, the Market will provide local entertainment while you shop with talented musician Rod Koon from 9-11 a.m., followed by popular duo Steve & Kristi Nebel from 12-2 p.m. 

The Proctor Farmers’ Market began in 1994, and currently hosts 60 farmers and food-makers selling a wide variety of local farm and artisanal food products, as well as six revolving Tasting Booths that offer wine, cider, beer, and spirit samples and/or sales. “Farmers Markets help keep farmers in the field,” says Karen Bowes, Market Manager. “Farmers and ranchers receive only 15 cents of every food dollar that consumers spend at traditional food outlets, but at a farmers market, 100 percent of your food dollar goes to your local farmer. Come on out to your Market this week, thank your farmer, and share your experience with your friends and family!”

The Proctor Farmers’ Market is Pierce County’s only four-season farmers market. Open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the intersection of North 27th and Proctor Streets. SNAP/EBT, WIC, or Senior Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers accepted, Fresh Bucks/EBT “Dollar for Dollar” Matching Program available. For more information, please go to www.ProctorFarmersMarket.com.

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