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Night Markets this summer

July 17, 2013 · Updated 1:37 PM
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During the warm nights of summer, local farmers and food vendors will be offering their wares on the Village Green.

Last year’s Night Market was such a success that four events are being held this year.

“The evening market is heaps of fun featuring live entertainment, food and fun all in the coolness of a summer evening,” said Orcas Farmers’ Market Manager Jennifer Pietsch. “We are especially happy that visitors and community members who can’t normally join us on Saturday mornings can come. Bring your families and enjoy this community event.”

The markets will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 14.

Food offerings include tacos, pizza, a roast pig from Bill Paterson of Sazio di Notte and more. There will be live music, a beer garden from Island Hoppin’ Brewery and of course, all the usual vendors who are at the Saturday market.

National Farmers’ Market Week is Aug. 4 through 10. It was made official by the Department of Agriculture in 2000 and celebrates these markets that play a “key role in developing local and regional food systems that support the sustainability of family farms, revitalize communities and provide opportunities for farmers and consumers to interact.”

 

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