...let's Be Friends!
YOU voted us the #1 best farmers’ market in KING5’s 2010 Best of Northwest Escapes contest! We see you here every week, buying the freshest local produce around and hand-crafted gifts directly from the artists who made them! And you’re not shy about how much you enjoy the delicious food here, from ethnic specialties to organic soups and salads – and the sweet treats!
But the Market is more than just a great place to shop for delicious food, flowers, crafts, and a host of other delights. It’s also a vibrant gathering place where you can enjoy music, children’s activities, cooking demos, and more. Maybe you’ve been wondering, “Is there something I can do to let the Bellingham Farmers Market know exactly how much it means to me?” Well, here’s the answer – yes! You can become a Friend of the Market and help us continue to provide this unique weekly experience.
The Bellingham Farmers Market is not a non-profit, but it runs on a skinny shoestring budget, like many non-profits. Here are some of the things that your Friend of the Market donation will help us do:
• Increase public awareness of the Market by showcasing and promoting local farmers and producers
• Help low-income individuals and families purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables
• Provide community education through programs such as Chef at the Market, Kids’ Vending Day, and our community e-newsletter
• Support the long-term growth and success of this beloved local market and our dedicated vendors.
Truly, every dollar helps! Wear your “Friend of the Market” button proudly – you’re making a difference!
“I’m a Friend of the Market because I love it! I’m so grateful to all of the vendors for delicious local food, beautiful crafts, cheerful greetings — and giving up their Saturdays to bring these delights to one location for everyone to enjoy!”
—Cynthia St. Clair