NORTH CREEK - In 2009, North Creek enjoyed a new farmers market featuring 15 vendors that carried a variety of locally grown and produced items from veggies to wine and everything in between. The market bustled during the peak summer months with between 250-300 shoppers every week.
This year, the market association is planning an even busier season with more entertainment, more convenient hours and more vendors. Slated to open Jun. 17, the North Creek Farmers Market will still be held every Thursday afternoon; however, the market will be open from 3-6 p.m. - an hour earlier than last season.
They have also formed a committee for a brunch that will feature local chefs preparing food using local ingredients.
The next North Creek Farmers Market general membership meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at Caf Sarah in North Creek. This is an open forum for anyone who wants to support the market. It is an important meeting, as members will be asked to appoint the next slate of officers.
The nominating committee, chaired by Karen Hanley of Stork Road Farms, will be submitting the following names for election: Michelle San Antonio, Executive Director of The Depot Museum for President; Deb Morris, Owner & Chocolatier of Barkeater Chocolates for Vice President; Jim Morris, Commercial Mortgage Director at Paragon Prime Funding for Treasurer; Sarah Williams, Owner of Caf Sarah for Secretary; Theresa Studnicky, Administrative Assistant at Creative Stage Lighting for Board Member and Barbara Thomas, Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics for Market Manager.
The association is now taking vendor applications & membership donations. Forms are available at www.northcreekfarmersmarket.com. Fans are encouraged to support the market on their Facebook page, which will be updated frequently as the year proceeds.