The Tenino Farmers Market will kick off its 2016 season May 7 at a new site in Tenino’s downtown historic district.
The market, situated at Olympia Street, will offer a Mother’s Day Market on opening day. Marketgoers will find familiar returning vendors and new vendors, all honoring moms with flowers and baskets, vegetable starts, baked goods, farm-fresh produce, USDA meats, honey, jewelry, soaps, lotions, candles, pottery, fiber and fabric handiwork, woodworking, pet accessories and more.
Joining the event will be the Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce, which will provide bounce houses for children, along with a booth and fundraising activities for Raise for Rowyn, a nonprofit local organization dedicated to helping families cope with the loss of their children.
Other local businesses and community organizations are offering events. Home & Garden Décor, across Sussex Avenue from the market, will celebrate its sixth anniversary.
At the Tenino High School greenhouses, the FFA hosts its annual plant sale, and the FFA’s Community Garden will have an open house 10 a.m. to noon.
Sherry Bachmann, a newly elected market board member, said, “Our vendors, customers and community all benefit from the new central location and larger space. We are focused on what is good for our vendors and building relationships with our downtown neighbors.”
The Tenino Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, May 7 through Sept. 24, at 213 Sussex Ave. W.
See http://www.teninofarmersmarket.org for a list of vendors, sponsors, information about the market and the season’s event schedule.