It’s Opening Day at the Camas Farmers Market

CAMAS — Camas Farmer’s Market kicks off 10 years of fresh this season, with locally grown produce, delicious prepared food, healthy lifestyle information and live music.

The Camas Farmers Market opens for the summer today, Wed., June 7. The Market will be open each Wednesday through Oct. 4 from 3-7 p.m. Photo courtesy of Camas Farmers Market
The Camas Farmers Market opens for the summer today, Wed., June 7. The Market will be open each Wednesday through Oct. 4 from 3-7 p.m. Photo courtesy of Camas Farmers Market

Opening Day festivities include a ribbon cutting ceremony with Camas Mayor Scott Higgins, and a Health Fair featuring Pure Wellness Chiropractic, with 12 additional local health practitioners. 2017 Premier sponsor, Providence Health and Services, will provide free blood pressure checks and health screenings.

Berry Days is one of the annual special events at the Camas Farmers Market, as shown by this photo of an attendee at last year’s Berry Days. This year’s Berry Days will be held on Wed., July 5. Photo courtesy of Camas Farmers Market
Berry Days is one of the annual special events at the Camas Farmers Market, as shown by this photo of an attendee at last year’s Berry Days. This year’s Berry Days will be held on Wed., July 5. Photo courtesy of Camas Farmers Market

What: Camas Farmers Market
When: Wednesdays June 7–Oct. 4, 3-7 p.m.
Where: In front of the Camas Library, located at 625 NE 4th Ave. (between Everett and Franklin)
Info: www.camasfarmersmarket.org, Facebook/Camas Farmer’s Market, Instagram/#camasfarmersmarket

For more information contact Tina Eifert, tina@camasfarmersmarket.org or (360) 600-2334

Other Details:

  • Special events scheduled throughout the season, including:  Providence Special Events Days — June 28, Aug.16, Sept. 20; WIC/Healthy Families — July 12, July 26, Aug. 9; Berry Days — July 5;  10 Years of Fresh, Market Birthday Celebration — July 19; Camas Camp-n-Ranch Petting Zoo — July 19; Whole Foods Veggie Derby — Aug. 2; Harvest Festival — Oct. 4.
  • CFM accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, SNAP/EBT cards & WIC vouchers. No fees for use of SNAP/EBT and credit/debit card.

The Market, open every Wednesday, June 7-Oct. 4, 3-7 p.m., in front of the Camas Library, is a celebration of the region’s agricultural bounty, fabulous food and community spirit.  

Recent recognition by American Farmland Trust, gave Camas Farmers Market the top honor in the State of Washington in six categories and ranked them 39th nationally as a “Pillar of the Community”.

Each Wednesday, the Market comes alive with freshly harvested seasonal fruits and vegetables, pastured meat, eggs, and prepared foods. Attendees can fill their shopping basket, chat with a farmer, glean current menu and lifestyle tips from local chefs and wellness experts, at the Healthy Living booth. They can also have dinner on the library lawn, visit with friends and neighbors while relaxing to the sounds of live music, sample wine from a local winery, sip locally roasted coffee, choose vibrant, field-grown flowers, experience raw honey and enjoy a fresh treat from local bakers. WSU Extension Service Master Gardeners are available each week to answer home gardening questions.  

The Kid’s Connection booth entertains and educates young visitors with fun, engaging projects that teach healthy food choices, nutrition and basic gardening. Register for Produce Pals, and by participating in a learning activity each week, children, 3-11, receive a $2 token to purchase their own fresh fruits and vegetables. Produce Pals is sponsored by Camas-Washougal Community Chest and IQ Credit Union.  

Camas Farmers Market offers a $5 Fresh Match bonus, each week, to EBT customers. These incentives increase the purchasing power of food assistance benefits, encouraging recipients to purchase more healthy foods directly from local farmers.

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