It has been a great winter for snowfall and a cold, wet spring. The hills are lush, green and flowers are beginning to polka-dot the landscape with long awaited brilliant colors. Things are growing at the Farmers Market too! With an all-star Board of Directors, a new Market Manager and an incredible showing of support through sponsorship from our local community and businesses, it is going to be a great season.
The biggest thank you goes to Tumwater Drilling and and Pump Inc. as our Title Sponsor this year. The Title Sponsor is critical to help us grow as a community non-profit by supporting our outreach and marketing, providing more access to ALL community members through SNAP, WIC, senior and Veggie Vouchers and increasing our ability to reach out to a diversity of vendors, entertainers and non-profits. Tumwater Drilling has been providing the highest standard of Washington well drilling services to Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, and Grant Counties since 1974. Tumwater Drilling and the Ballew Family are an integral business to the success of our community. This sponsorship is in special honor to the late Cherie Ballew who's big heart and hard work made immense positive impacts on the community and will continue to do so. Thank you Tumwater Drilling!
One of the goals of the 2017 market is to provide more family and kids booths and events. SOUTH has helped make this possible by sponsoring our third annual monthly Kids Makers Markets. SOUTH not only provides Leavenworth and Wenatchee with some tasty foods, but huge advocates and supporters of buying local veggies and ingredients. Their sponsorship of the Kids Makers Market offers local youth monthly opportunities to showcase their homemade, homegrown goodies on June 29th, July 20th and August 17th. These markets are a great way for youth to learn entrepreneurial skills, earn a little money for the piggy bank and help us cultivate a community that supports our young people in developing their creative skills, green thumbs and life skills. Thank you SOUTH!
Want to help support getting more youth and family activities to the market? We are still seeking an Education Booth Sponsor for the year! For more information or to sponsor, click HERE.
Besides great youth activities, one of the best things about our market is the musical performances each week. This year, we are so grateful to The LOFT for being out music sponsor! The LOFT is known for their good eats, drinks and being the place to go for great live entertainment. Their sponsorship is allowing us to provide our market musicians a stipend, purchase high quality sound equipment for events and ensure having great music each week. Thank you to The Loft!
Leavenworth is blessed to have such a strong commercial business presence that supports the local community. The market is an important gathering place and intersection for where the community and the commercial meet. This would not be possible without the sponsors from local businesses. We want to give big thank yous to the Sleeping Lady Resort for being a "Market Martyr" this year, Icicle Brewing Co. for being "Tomato Trustee" and the Munchen Haus for hosting Benevolent Beer Night on June 12th! Sandy's Waffle Haus and Alpine Coffee Roasters as a "Locavore Lover." A big high five to all the "Veggie Volunteers" so far: Dan's Food Market, Mountain Home Lodge, and the Old Post Office Saloon. We are incredibly grateful for this amazing support from our business community and are excited to create an amazing market experience this 2017 season!
Special thanks to the Watershed Cafe for supporting the Market once a month at their amazing Monday Local's Night, along with Boudreaux Cellars and both of their generous participation at our Annual Farm to Table dinner coming on August 30th at Roots Produce and Flower Farm, mark your calendars!
It takes a lot to get the market going each season and to keep it running. We are so grateful for the incredible support from: Gibbs Graphics for making our stuff look awesome, KLM Design Co. for graphic design, and Rootstone Creative for a beautiful space for beautiful minds to meet. You all are amazing!
If you would like to join in the fun of sponsoring and/or donating to the market, please click HERE and enjoy feeling awesome about doing something great for the world!