Sunday, April 30th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market reopens for the season with fresh, local produce, flowers, and plants by local farmers and gardeners. Visitors can find unique gifts by local artisans as well.
There are still spaces for more vendors. A Maypole dance begins at 11:30 followed by Earth songs by Island Strings. You can purchase hot breakfast and lunch items prepared by Chef Edward Hueneke to enjoy at picnic tables or to take home. You’ll find organic coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and cold beverages to accompany baked goods.
The Earth Guardians of Whidbey Island, a local youth crew, will be holding a bake sale during the market. It is a benefit for Plant for the Planet, a youth-inspired organization that plants fine wood and keystone species trees around the world to store carbon and mitigate the effects of climate change while providing jobs in local communities to care for and manage the trees. Its goal is one trillion trees, restoring numbers to levels pre-industrial revolution.
The market now accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards electronically. SNAP shoppers get double value for their purchases, thanks to a grant from Goosefoot. Ask a vendor for a form to record purchases, and bring it to the Laughing Cat for processing when finished. South Whidbey Tilth can also process credit and debit cards.
Other amenities include plenty of parking, clean restrooms, a children’s sand box and play area, and a woodland trail. Animals on leash are welcome.
The Tilth Farmers Market is located at 2812 Thompson Road, Langley WA 98260. Look for the scarecrow on SR 525 between Bayview and Freeland. For questions about vending email, firstname.lastname@example.org, call 360-321-0757, or visit www.southwhibeytilth.org.