Farmers Market Harvest Festival on the way

The Orcas Island Farmers Market is proud to announce the conclusion of our Summer Market Season with our Harvest Festival on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be four hours of fabulous live music brought to you by local favorites Wild Child and Clint McCune (and friends), a Giant Zucchini Contest, Face Painting by Stephie Mac and the Harvest Basket Raffle Giveaway!

The Harvest Basket Raffle offers the chance to win 1 of 3 gift baskets full of all kinds of amazing offerings from our talented vendors and artists. From handmade kaleidoscopes, herbal salves, delicious preserved goods, flowers, candles, jewelry, produce, gift certificates for a dozen homemade scones baked to perfection, apparel, and even more in each basket, you’re sure to find joy and excitement when going through your winnings! All proceeds from raffle ticket sales go directly to our Vendor Support Fund, which is currently standing empty. We are in need of raising funds to replenish this annual scholarship fund that gives our vendors who need a boost the help they need to get started in the Spring.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Raffle tickets are available at the Market Manager booth at the Orcas Farmers Market on Saturdays through the 30th, and are available daily from now until the end of the day on Sept. 29 at Orcas Arts and Gifts at 245 Main Street in Eastsound. You can also conveniently send raffle entry monies via Venmo directly to @orcasislandfarmersmarket — remember to include your name and mobile phone number in the notes so we can fill out your tickets for you and text your proof of entry.

Drawings will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. – each ticket is entry into all three the drawings. Be sure to answer your phone so we can arrange pickup/delivery!

GOT ZUCCHINI? Let one grow to the max and bring it to the Farmers Market on Sept. 30 by 12:45 p.m. to be entered into the contest and winners will be announced at 1 p.m. and can pick up their prizes!

Stay tuned for the Fall Farmers Market series at Oddfellows, starting Oct. 28.