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YELM CO-OP: “Yelm Gets its Farmers Market!”

The Yelm Food Co-op opened in their new location Friday, April 27th in Gordon’s Garden Center.
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“The Yelm Cooperative is pleased to announce that plans are well underway for a 2012 season Farmers Market in Yelm. We are in the final stages of site selection with the city, and outreach has begun for vendors, volunteers and sponsors,” quoting the Yelm Food Co-op.
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This was on the Yelm City Council’s Study Session Agenda last Wednesday evening to be approved by the Council in-public May 8th:

Right of Way Use Agreement
This Right of Way Use Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into this 8th day of May by and between the City of Yelm (“Yelm”) and the Yelm Cooperative (“Yelm Co-op”), a Washington non-profit corporation.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and commitments made herein, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, it is agreed as follows:

2nd Street shall be closed between Mosman and McKenzie Streets from 8:00 AM to 7:00PM each Sunday between May 27 and October 28, 2012, EXCEPT for June 24, 2012, for the purpose of holding a farmers market sponsored by the Yelm Co-op.

The Yelm Co-op shall manage the farmers market according to the standards of Chapter 17.70 YMC and the terms of this agreement for the operation of farmers markets as a temporary use, including:

A farmers market in the city of Yelm provides a place where local growers and artisans can offer their fresh and locally grown produce and crafts for sale. A farmers market is not for the purpose of reselling farm products nor for selling used or household goods.

Posted by Steve on April 27, 2012 at 6:10 am | Permalink

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