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Where to find farmers markets in Whatcom County

The 2016 Bellingham Farmers Wednesday Market runs noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 31 at the Fairhaven Village Green.
The 2016 Bellingham Farmers Wednesday Market runs noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 31 at the Fairhaven Village Green. The Bellingham Herald

Farmers markets are not just for farmers in Whatcom County. Visitors will find handmade crafts, ceramics, fine art, note cards, soap and essential oils, fresh bread and pastries, coffee beans, chocolate and other sweets, plants for gardens, jewelry and more.

There’s no admission charge, but plenty to buy. Hours may change, depending on the weather.

For other markets around the state (as you commence your summer travels), go to wafarmersmarkets.org.

Thursday

Lynden Farmers Market

Noon-5 p.m. 324 Front St., across from Jansen Art Center. Through Oct. 13.

New vendors are welcome anytime during the season. Market is open to individual or small businesses selling produce or fruit that has been grown in Whatcom County or any individual selling his or her own handmade goods (i.e. crafts, home/personal care products, art).

Details: 360-961-4061, lyndenfarmersmarket.com, dave.timmer@arocha.org.

Bellingham Thursday Market

4-7 p.m. Sept. 1-29, Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave.

Details: 360-647-2060, bellinghamfarmers.org.

Friday

Ferndale Farmers Market

1-6 p.m. 2007 Cherry St. in the grassy area between Pioneer Park and the Ferndale Boys and Girls Club. Through Oct. 28.

Buskers are welcome and youth vendors are welcome to vend for free. Youth vendors must bring their own tables, chairs and protection from the sun or rain.

Details: 360-220-3847, 360-384-3042, ferndalepublicmarket.org and on Facebook.

Saturday

Twin Sisters Market

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Nugent’s Corner roundabout on Mount Baker Highway in Deming; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Road, in Kendall. Through Oct. 29.

Pay options: EBT accepted, double your money with the Fresh Bucks program.

Details: 360-599-3944, Facebook.

Bellingham Farmers Market

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bellingham Farmers Market, Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave.

Kids’ vending days are the last Saturday of the month, demo days are the second Saturday, and chef in the market days are the third Saturday. Through Dec. 17.

Pay options: credit cards, debit cards, WIC and Senior FMNP, SNAP EBT.

Details: 360-647-2060, bellinghamfarmers.org and on Facebook.

Lummi Island Farmers Market

10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the field next to the Islander Grocery and Sauseburger Stand, 2106 S. Nugent Road, Lummi Island. Through Sept. 3.

Take the Whatcom Chief from Gooseberry Point, walk or drive one block south of the ferry dock to the market. Guest vendors are welcome.

Details: 360-380-0979, 360-758-2815.

Blaine Gardeners’ Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m., H Street Plaza (H Street at Peace Portal Drive). Through October.

Open to vendors: items must be handmade or homegrown; small fee charged for booth space. Buskers welcome.

Details: Carroll at cjsolomon07@comcast.net, blainechamber.com.

Wednesday

Wednesday Farmers Market

Noon-5 p.m. Fairhaven Village Green, 10th Street and Mill Avenue. Through Aug. 31.

Live music from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Schedule: June 15, Laurie Raveis; June 22, Falcon Grady; June 29, The Sweet Goodbyes; July 6, Jean Mann; July 13, Chuck Dingée; July 20, Sabrina Gomez; July 27, The Overeasies; Aug. 3, Quickdraw Stringband; Aug. 10, Amber Darland; Aug. 17, Daisy O’Connor; Aug. 24, The Elopements; Aug. 31, Richard Tucker.

Pay options: credit cards, debit cards, WIC and Senior FMNP, SNAP EBT.

Details: 360-647-2060, bellinghamfarmers.org and on Facebook.

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