What is the West Olympia Farmers’ Market?
The West Olympia Farmers’ Market is a neighborhood market where local businesses sell produce, baked goods, eggs, pastured poultry and meats, flowers, plant starts, crafts, and more. Everything is grown, produced, or crafted here in the South Sound. The Market’s farmers, producers, and artisans are small-scale, new, and beginning vendors, and many vendors only sell to the public through the West Olympia Farmers’ Market. The West Olympia Farmers’ Market helps families eat healthily, and helps small local businesses grow and flourish.
The Market takes place on Tuesdays, from 4 PM to 7 PM, May 10th – October 11th 2016, at the West Central Park on the corner of Harrison and Division Streets.
History and Mission:
The West Olympia Farmers’ Market began as a vision of four West Olympia growers in the summer of 2010. After much hard work and planning, the West Olympia Farmers’ Market launched in the summer of 2011, and is now growing into its sixth season. We are very excited about our second year at the new Market location and our community partnership with the West Central Park.
The West Olympia Farmers’ Market exists to:
- Provide an opportunity for Olympia-area small and beginning farmers, producers, and artisans to sell directly to the public
- To foster connections between community members and their local producers
- To promote local agriculture
- And to create a neighborhood-scale market that increases the social and economic vitality of the local community.
Our 2016 Season Board
Sarah Wiley – President
Evan Mulvaney – Vice President
Joan Hurst – Treasurer
Johanna Willingham – Secretary
Fran Janny – Secretary
Aslan Meade – Board Member
Daniel Cherniske – Board Member
Daniel Arranga – Board Member
Heather Rudich – Board Member
Jennifer Dres – Market Manager