The City gives an update on how the grand opening of the farmer’s market event went on Thursday. I was able to attend and also got a chance to meet many MLTnews readers.
Hundreds of enthusiastic shoppers were on hand to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Farmers Market in the Mountlake Terrace Town Center. Sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Business Association (MLTBA), the market got off to a healthy start with over 18 vendors offering shoppers farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey and other local farm products.
A ribbon cutting celebration with 300 in attendance officially opened the market that will run through the end of September. The market will take place on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. on 58th Avenue between the corner of 232nd Street SW and the entrance to the Civic Campus. Visitors to the grand opening were treated to music sponsored by the MLTBA and featuring Convergence Zone Blue Grass.
The Mountlake Terrace Business Association members have donated approximately $6,000. MLTBA President, Don Andrews chairs the Farmers Market Committee that has spearheaded the effort to start a farmers market in the community. Premera Blue Cross, the city’s largest employer, donated $5,000 in support of the market.
“I’m very encouraged by the amount of involvement by our community and we look forward to the continuing success of the Farmers Market,” stated Don Andrews, MLTBA President. He added, “On behalf of the Business Association, I would like to thank all of the donors and volunteers for their very generous donation of time and money to help bring a farmers market to Mountlake Terrace.”
Grant Davidson, a market manager who currently operates farmers markets in Lake Forest Park, Crossroads and Woodinville, will manage the Mountlake Terrace Farmers Market.