The 2013 Wallingford Farmers Market season kicks-off this Wednesday (May 29) at Meridian Park, from 3:30PM to 7:00PM. (with chef hours from 3-3:30PM).
Seems to me, despite some initial skepticism, that the Meridian Park location has been a good fit for the market, as the park provides more space for more vendors, and serves as a destination for shoppers, picnickers, and families alike. In fact, the new location was one of the reasons why Washington State Farmers Market Association named Wallingford the 2012 Farmers Market of the Year. More from the Wallingford Farmers Market blog:
Wallingford Farmers Market exemplifies a farmers market that is both of the farmers and the community, and its recent move to a new park location proved it. Since its inception in 2006, this market has always enjoyed strong support from its neighborhood, but it was not until it was forced to move from its location in the heart of Wallingford’s commercial district, at the end of the 2010 market season, that the depth of the connection between this market, its vendors and its community truly shown through.
A few new vendors are coming to the market this year, including Twin Oaks Creamery, Rosecrest Farms (mmmm, Swiss Cheese!) and Soda Jerk Soda Company (featuring growlers of fresh soda made with local ingredients). Also Seattle Tilth Youth Garden Works will be selling produce at the market. The program provides job training for homeless and underserved youth to grow, harvest and sell produce at local markets.
The schedule for this year’s Chef Demonstrations follows. All cooking demonstrations are scheduled for 4-5 p.m., during the market on Wednesdays. Check back with the Wallingford Farmers Market blog for updates.
2013 Season Cooking Demonstration Schedule
(schedule subject to change)
Chef Jason Brzozowy
Chef Colin Patterson
Chef Devra Gartenstein
Patty Pan Grill
Chef Brian Gojdics