Queen Anne Farmers Market is tomorrow; will take collections for SPU victims this week

Posted on June 11th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

Tomorrow is market day, and this week has the usual line-up of great produce, meals, music and more (schedule below). And, this week, the market will be hosting a special donation tent for victims of last week’s SPU shooting.

From the QAFM organizers:

“We are shocked and saddened by the tragedy that unfolded last week at Seattle Pacific University. Our hearts go out to those affected by this senseless act. We will be collecting donations at the Information Tent to be directed to the victims, through SPU. Please stop by and show your support. We are one community. Rain or Shine, There’s a Lot to Love!”

In addition to the opportunity to help out the SPU victims, you can also enjoy the QAFM, even though the weather is forecasted to be a bit gloomy. The market is open every Thursday, regardless of weather (remember last year’s opening day? It was cold and rainy and the market marched on).

Many QAFM vendors drive to Queen Anne from Eastern Washington, a long drive to get fresh produce to our neighborhood. And, according to QAFM, the vendors are promising a “bumper crop of fresh produce” this season. The hot spring weather has made for one of the earliest seasons for cherries and berries – an early start to summer!

And, here’s the line-up of activities for tomorrow’s market day:

Live Music, Sponsored by Axiom Build Design

  • 5pm: Tinker’s Dram: A contra and square dancing band, members have been playing in Seattle for years.

Event Tent, Sponsored by: Liz Petrillo Windermere Real Estate

  • 4pm: Little Cooks Class with Umbrella Tree: Orzo Salad & Strawberry Fizzies
  • 5:30pm: Knife skills and sharpening demonstration by Your Knife Sharpening Guy*

*Note: Your Knife Sharpening Guy can sharpen knives, scissors and other tools while you shop the market. Service available all season.

The list of regular vendors is available online, and in addition to featured winery White Heron Cellars, the regular food trucks will be joined by rotating trucks How Pickle Got Out of a Jam, Buns, and Anchorhead Coffee.

Get out and enjoy the market tomorrow, don’t let a little rain stop you!

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