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Yelm Farmers Market is our town’s Saturday jewel thru Oct. 25,
From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Yelm Community Center!

“Returning vendor Kenlee Produce (pictured in 2019) is a always a popular favorite, especially among children.”
Photo courtesy: Yelm Farmers Market

“Yelm Farmers Market Hangs Tough to Serve Community Through Pandemic”

By Heidi Smith, Thurston Talk

“‘Even though shoppers are encouraged to maintain social distancing and keep their interactions short, the market plays a vital role in bringing the community together,’ says Yelm Mayor JW Foster. ‘Having that moment of human contact helps to stimulate emotional health. People need to come together in a healthy environment like the farmers market.’

Bounty of Families (BFF) oversees the Yelm Farmers Market. The City of Yelm allows BFF to use the community center every week at no cost. That support has been critical in making the market sustainable, according to Jeevan Anandasakaran, BFF board chair.  ‘The farmers market wouldn’t exist without support from the city,’ says Anandasakaran. ‘They’ve kept the lines of communication open and helped us in any way they could, even when we weren’t sure if we would be able to open. Because we can keep our costs so low, even with the restrictions this year we’re doing as well as we have done in previous years, and that’s important for the continuation of the market.'”

BFF also conducts the annual Gift of Gobble food drive and is collaborating with the Thurston Conservation District on a community gardens project.”

The Yelm Farmers Market is open every Saturday until October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Yelm Community Center. Learn more by visiting the Yelm Farmers Market website.”

Posted by Steve on August 8, 2020 at 12:10 am | Permalink

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