Farmers market opens in Port Angeles on Wednesday with new summer hours
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The Port Angeles Farmers Market will open its Wednesday summer market at The Gateway pavilion on Front and Lincoln streets.
The new hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — just like the Saturday market, which is held year-round in the same place.
In the past, the hours for the Wednesday market, which runs through September, have been from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
“We decided to open the market earlier this year in hopes of making shopping more convenient for folks who work in the downtown area,” said Cynthia Warne, market manager.
“People could come down, have lunch and do a little shopping before they head back to work,” she added.
Also, the afternoon hours weren’t timed to coincide with sailings of the MV Coho ferry, which brings people from Victoria, so “we weren’t getting any of that ferry traffic,” Warne said.
The market also was not as attractive to those attending the Concerts at the Pier as it had been thought it would be, Warne said.
On opening day, those selling prepared food will give coupons to anyone who purchases a lunch at the market, Warne said.
“We will be holding a raffle starting that day to raffle off a gorgeous locally built cedar picnic table from Mike’s Cedar Works,” she said.
“Mike is a regular vendor at our market, and you’ve probably seen his work on the corner of Front and Lincoln most market days,” she added.
Tickets for the raffle will be $1 per ticket or $5 for six.
The drawing will be held July 28. Tickets will be available at the Wednesday and Saturday markets until that time. The winner will not need to be present at the drawing.
Proceeds will support market operations.
SNAP/EBT, credit and debit cards are accepted at both Saturday and Wednesday markets.
For more information, phone 360-460-0361 or visit www.farmersmarketportangeles.com.
Last modified: June 16. 2012 5:52PM