Lake Stevens Farmer’s Market
in full swing
Every year the Farmer’s Market, held Thursday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m. provides locals and visitors alike with fresh flowers, produce, honey and so much more.
The homemade kettle corn permeates the air and stimulates the senses.
“This is the best kettle corn I’ve ever tasted, and the new cinnamon corn is great too,” one visitor said.
Becky Schnurstein was one of the creators of the Lake Stevens Farmer’s Market and she works hand-in-hand with a group of vendors called the Market Alliance to provide the best possible experience a market visitor could hope for.
“I’ve been involved in farmer’s markets for over 20 years. I was also involved in starting the Snohomish Farmer’s Market,” Schnurstein said.
She felt that Lake Stevens could use something where locals could get great fresh produce and have a good time mingling with friends and listening to great music from local favorites.
“I thought it would be a great idea for this town,” Schnurstein added.
There are over 75 vendors signed up to join the Lake Stevens Farmer’s Market. They will be rotated through with an average of 30 vendors per week.
Vendors include House of Bread, Oasis Rare Plants, Patty’s Flowers, Kiss Me over the Garden Gate, Mind and Body Balance (massage by Robin Haight), and Val’s Surroundings Honey, just to name a few.
The vendors at the Lake Stevens Market can see the need for their specialized products and have seen the growth of the market in the last three years.
“Our first goal is education on honey bees. We like selling a good quality, healthy product,” Val Schick of Val’s Surroundings Honey said.
Starting in July the Lake Stevens Arts Commission will be presenting “Music on the Lake” in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market.
The market is a great place for families to stroll the park with a beautiful view of the lake while visiting with neighbors and listening to great music.