Welcome to the Official Webpage of the Steilacoom Farmers Market
Eat Fresh * Buy Local * Sustain Community
We are excited to announce that we will be re-opening the Steilacoom Farmers Market June 20, 2018.
Market Schedule 2018
June 20th & 27th
July 4th Market will be closed to observe 4th of July Celebrations
July 11, 18 & 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Every Wednesday 3 to 7pm until the end of August
We're inviting residents, schools and community groups to participate with us as Market Ambassadors on Wednesday mornings, afternoons or evenings. There will be lots of opportunities to have FUN, while contributing to our community by helping out at the market. Complete a Volunteer Application and contact Market Coordinator Allison Leevers for details. We will contact you for our first Ambassador meeting in June.
FRESH BUCKS ARE HEEEEEEERE! Once again, we are proud to accept WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers and thanks to a collaborative effort between MultiCare, WA State Department of Health, and US Department of Agriculture, Steilacoom Farmers Market can offer shoppers using EBT-SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) a BONUS for using their benefits every Wednesday, June to August at our market with a program called Fresh Bucks. Fresh Bucks supports access to fresh fruits and vegetables and *promotes healthy choices. How does it work?
- Go: To our Market’s Information tent.
- Swipe: Your EBT card for whatever amount you would like to spend from your account at the market.
- Match: Receive a one-to-one match in Fresh Bucks (up to $10 per Market day, per cardholder) that can be used for buying fresh fruits and vegetables at the Steilacoom Farmers’ Market.
*Consuming the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. By reducing the risk of disease, you decrease health care costs, increase productivity and gives our youth a healthy start!
The Town of Steilacoom is a military-friendly community, so bring your families down and see what we have to offer you. With more than 40 vendors to choose from, we are confident you will have fun filling your appetites and shopping bags every Wednesday, starting June 20, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00.
SAVE THE DATE!
What a fantastic Farmers Market season we had this year: 11 dedicated Volunteers, 2 hard-working Market Interns Janine Kelley (Pierce College) and Lacey Nicholson (Pacific Lutheran University), 55 awesome vendors, cooking demonstrations by Lakewood's Hunan Garden Restaurant and Center for Food Preservation Arts, berry tastings, family activities, Farmers Market Week celebration, music by the Steilacoom High School Wind Ensemble, Steilacoom Summer Day Camp Flash Mob, Pierce Transit, WIC & EBT services, and generous support from our local Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom. But our Market would not exist without YOU, our community. THANK YOU for supporting local agriculture and investing your dollars here, in Pierce County.
We welcome your participation to maintain continued variety and bright energy next June by applying to volunteer, and continue sharing @steilacoomfarmersmarket on Facebook to help us spread the word about our vibrant Market with your network. The success of our Market can't happen without YOU!
We invite our Town's restaurants to shop at our Market and feature the fresh picks of the season on their menus, so reward them for buying local by dining at their establishments throughout the year and see how creative they can be!
*Our Market will be accepting WIC, Senior FMNP and EBT payments this season, too!!
Steilacoom High School Sentinals Pride!
SHS Brings Home 1st Place
The award-winning SHS Wind Ensemble will perform at the close of our Farmers' Market grand opening on June 1st at 6:30pm in Pioneer Orchard Park. Bring your picnic blanket and share the Sentinals Pride!
*Note: The Town of Steilacoom Music Concert series will officially begin on Wednesday, June 29th at Pioneer Orchard Park.
Cherrydale Primary celebrates Spring planting
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Big "Shout Out" to Our Partners:
Buy Pierce County Fresh - Pierce County Conservation District
Pierce County Agriculture
WA State Farmers' Market Association
Volunteers NeededWe’re inviting residents, schools, and community groups to participate with us as Market Ambassadors on Wednesday mornings, afternoons, or evenings. There will be lots of opportunities to have FUN, while contributing to our community by helping out at the Market. Complete the application on our website and contact our Market Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. We will contact you for our first Ambassador meeting in June.
USDA and US Chamber of Commerce Foundation sign a joint agreement to increase employment opportunities in agriculture for military veterans and their spouses.
This new partnership is intended to help military veterans, transitioning active duty personnel and their spouses/partners with training when entering the civilian workforce for careers in farming, ranching, or agriculture and food sectors.
For more information on how USDA can help service people find a meaningful employment or career in agriculture Click Here
Promoting Pierce County's Farmers Markets
Huge thank you to Pierce Conservation District (PCD) and Puyallup Watershed Initiative (PWI) for supporting our local farmers markets! We are so proud to be a part of the Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant that was just announced by the USDA. Special shout out to Allan Warren and Christine Cooley of PCD and PWI for the writing and wrangling involved in this project!
USDA Awards $34.3 Million to Support Communities' Local Foods Infrastructure, Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables
Giving Farmers Markets a Boost