The Downtown Yakima Farmers Market is poised for another great season as it opens on its traditional date, Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12. The 2019 season promises to be a strong one as Market Manager, Yvette Lippert, has added many fun events and exciting elements to the market — that, in addition to the featured fresh produce, ag products, and value-added products that make up the heart of the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market. The Downtown Market is a member of the Washington State Farmers Market Association which guarantees the products that the consumer purchases come directly from the producer. There is no resale allowed in keeping the spirit and intent of farmers markets.
Although more events will be added as the season progresses, the slate already includes Woofstock (a partnership with the Yakima Humane Society) on May 26, Celebration of National Farmers market Week on August 4, National Line Dancing on September 15, National Electric Drive on September 22, and a Halloween Market on October 27. In addition, every final Sunday of the month will be Kids Day at that market full of fun activities for the little ones.
No market is complete without some entertainment and music. There will be weekly music and performances by local performers. Tree Top has provided sponsorship for the entertainment with performers being booked by the Yakima Folklife Festival, and Brian Briskey. Entertainment will vary from singer songwriters to pop bands to line dancing. It promises to be a lot of fun and bring many smiles.
Community members can utilize many of the food programs within the state at the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market, including WIC, Senior WIC, SNAP & Fresh Bucks, WIC FMNP, and Senior FMNP. These programs and how they work are outlined on the market website. As a member
of the Washington State Farmers Market Association, the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market strives to be a resource for all members of our community.
The heart and soul of any farmers market is its vendors. Market Manager, Yvette Lippert, has done a masterful job in bringing an exciting mix of produce, flowers, and ag-related producers to the market once again this year, along with many value-added and arts and craft vendors who fully create and hand-craft their products. All the fun starts this Sunday!
Market Hours: 9 – 1 Sunday
Location: S. 3rd Street between Yakima Avenue and Chestnut
The Downtown Yakima Farmers Market is part of the Downtown Association of Yakima