DUVALL — The mayor and members of the Duvall City Council will be ringing the opening bell at the farmers market May 2 at 3 p.m. and then will return to the market around 4:45 p.m., to talk about the importance of a farmers market to the community and local economy.
The Duvall Farmers Market (DFM) started in 2011 with five vendors.
In 2012 there were13 vendors.
This season the market will begin with 23 vendors (and several on the waiting list).
There will be 13 women-owned businesses in the market this year, three of which are new businesses getting their start at the DFM.
New this season will be EBT/SNAP (food stamps), allowing more access to fresh food to community members.
This program is supported by a generous grant from the Snoqualmie Tribe.
DFM is also currently developing a farmer cooperative booth to help new farmers launch into the marketplace and gain the experience of marketing their products and a “youth booth” for young entrepreneurs.
In addition, DFM provides live music and artists to work with children every week.
For additional information, visit www.duvallfarmersmarket.org.