When the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market opens next month you won't find it in front of the Capital Theater downtown. Instead the market has a new home, in the new Rotary Marketplace located at 15 W. Yakima Avenue which is currently under construction.

THE MARKET OPENS ON MOTHERS DAY

The Downtown Yakima Farmers Market opens on Sunday, May 14 which is Mothers Day. The market will open with lots of handcrafted items, great food and entertainment. Later this spring and summer the market will begin to fill with the fruits and vegetables that are hallmarks of the Yakima Valley.

THE MARKET MANAGER SAYS YAKIMA IS CONTINUING A TRADITION

“This is the 24th year a farmers’ market has been in operation downtown,” says market Manager, Yvette Lippert. “A farmers’ market was originally started in 1998 by Joe Mann and a combination of community members and farmers who saw the importance of a market early on. It’s been a humbling experience to continue that tradition the last six years and thrilled to see the community come together in support of the new marketplace.”

THE MARKET WILL BE OPEN DURING THE SUMMER WITH SPECIAL EVENTS

The Downtown Yakima Farmers Market will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. May 14 through October 22.
Special events are planned during the summer including a special Kids Day the last Sunday of each month and last day of market with Halloween costume contests and more. Also the market will feature live music weekly and celebrate the National
Farmers Market week (August 6-12, 2023) on August 6. To encourage more to people to pay attention to climate issues, the market will also celebrate Drive Electric Day on October 1.

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