by David Sweet
Food lovers rejoice! The weekly celebration known as the King Farmers Market begins its fourth season on Sunday, May 6th. Located on NE 7th Avenue between Alberta and Prescott Streets, the market will be open from 10 am to 2 pm every Sunday through October. The market will again offer a wide selection of the freshest local fruits and vegetables, as well as meat, cheese, eggs, fish, wine, baked goods, plant starts, hot food, and cut flowers. Musical performances and the adjacent King School Park and playground make this the ideal family destination.
Also continuing at King is the Fresh Exchange incentive for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. SNAP shoppers receive a dollar-for-dollar match (up to an additional $7 per week) to spend at the market. Since 2009, Fresh Exchange has provided more than $33,000 to SNAP shoppers at King, helping to ensure that everyone in our community can enjoy our neighborhood farmers market. Fresh Exchange is supported by individuals, organizations, and businesses in the community, including a generous annual donation from the Sabin Community Association.
The King Farmers Market is a weekly neighborhood festival celebrating the abundance of the Pacific Northwest. We hope to see you there.