Market features cooking demos and live music

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The Washougal Farmers Market will be held every Saturday, through Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Reflection Plaza, at the 1700 block of Main Street, in downtown Washougal.

The opening day festivities will include a live cooking demonstration at 10 a.m., provided by Shangri-La Farm, of Camas. Free samples of vegetarian huevos rancheros will be available. Local musicians Joe Wightman and Nick Manwell will entertain from noon to 2 p.m. on the market stage.

Future market festivities will include a fresh berry pie contest, Italian to-mato festival and a hot and spicy salsa festival. There will also be a “Pretty Chick-en Pageant,” featuring a beauty contest for backyard chickens. Demonstrations about backyard composting and organic pest control, as well as a rain barrel class, are also being planned.

In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, the market will sell free range eggs, vegetable starts, sweet berry jams, dill pickles, cut flow-ers, annuals, perennials and fresh baked artisan breads and pastries. There will also be handcrafted jewelry, hats, scarves, aprons, metal garden art, paintings, art prints and greeting cards, hand-painted tiles, stepping stones, garden benches, wood planter boxes and a variety of soaps and lotions.

For more information, contact Market Manager Mary Hargrave at 606-4849 or