Camas Farmer’s Market opens June 3

Kid's Connection offers 'Produce Pals'

The Camas Farmer’s Market will soon celebrate the beginning of its eighth season with fresh, locally grown produce, delicious food, healthy lifestyle information and live music.

Opening day festivities on June 3 will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Scott Higgins, and a health fair featuring Pure Wellness Chiropractic and 10 additional local health organizations.

The market will be open every Wednesday through Sept. 30, from 3 to 7 p.m., in front of the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

It will offer freshly harvested seasonal fruits and vegetables, pastured meat, eggs and prepared foods. There will also be the opportunity to sample wine, take home field-grown flowers and enjoy baked treats. The WSU Extension Service Master Gardeners will be available for questions.

“Each year gets better at the Camas Farmer’s Market,” said Carrie Schulstad, a founding board member. “We have more vendors with increased diversity in their offerings, increased community involvement and education, more food, more fruits and veggies, more fun. I love how this event brings people together, educates people on healthier lifestyle choices, and provides such great access to local produce and food.”

The Kid’s Connection booth entertains and educates younger visitors with activities that teach healthy food choices, nutrition and gardening. The market will introduce “Produce Pals.” By registering and participating in the Kid’s Connection project each week, children will receive a $2 token to purchase fruits and vegetables.

The market also offers the Fresh Match program. EBT customers can receive up to $5 in free match tokens to use at the market each week.

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