The Yakima Farmers Market in the Valley Mall parking lot opened on Mothers Day...and now the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market opens this Sunday, May 23rd.
Market officials say they have some new vendors. A press release says the market boasts some 35 local farms, artisan food vendors, hot food vendors, artists and crafters at the market located on South 3rd Street in front of the Capitol Theatre between Yakima Avenue and Chestnut. The Downtown Yakima Farmers Market hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Sunday through October 10.
The market has been a member of the Washington State Farmers Market Association for the last four seasons. As a member it guarantees that the market is the real deal and that they offer people a chance to directly deal with the artisans, crafters, and farmers.
Market officials say no resale is allowed.  The release says the Market was "developed to promote Washington State agriculture, offer consumers access to farm fresh fruit, vegetables and agricultural products while also revitalizing the downtown core.

In addition, DYFM provides a wide offering of food assistance programs including SNAP/EBT, which address underserved and stressed sectors of the population, WIC, Senior WIC, SNAP & SNAP Market Match, WIC FMNP, and Senior FMNP. The DYFM has seen a substantial increase in the utilization of all these programs each year and expects the trend to continue in 2021.

All current COVID-19 protocols will be in place at the market. DYFM follows the current State Health Department guidelines. Please check the www.downtownyakimafarmersmarket.com website for further details There is still room for additional vendors." Send application to farmersmarket@downtownyakima.com

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