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Farmers markets, car show, cultural fests, and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on June 23, 2012 at 8:00 am with No Comments »
June 22, 2012 3:49 pm

Under clearing skies Jan Pigman of Pigman's Organic Produce Patch in Nisqually helps a customer with a selection on opening day of the Olympia Farmers Market Thursday morning With around 90 vendors on board this year and featuring daily noontime entertainment the market is open from 10am-3pm Thursday through Sunday from now until October. (Steve Bloom/The Olympian)

It’s that time of the year to think about reaping the harvest of local farmers. Here are some Farmers Markets open this weekend:

Proctor Farmers Market North 27th and Proctor streets in Proctor Business District, Tacoma, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 22, second Saturdays in January, February and March. Features open-air market features farm fresh and organic produce; garden plants; cut flowers; grass-fed meat; fresh salmon; freshly harvested shellfish; rain collection barrels; locally cultured cow and goat’s milk cheeses; bakery items; hot, ready-to-eat foods. Live entertainment, cooking demos and kids’ booth. 253-961-3666,

Puyallup Farmers Market Pioneer Park and the Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian St. (corner of Fourth Ave. S.W. and Meridian), in downtown Puyallup, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through October 13, Sundays through Sept. 2. Features open-air and covered market with more than 100 vendors selling fresh produce; nursery stock; salmon; oysters and shellfish; meats; artisan crafts; prepackaged and prepared foods including cheese and bakery items; concessions. 253-840-2631, ext. 101,

Federal Way Farmers Market 320th and Pacific Highway South, in the Sears parking lot at The Commons, Federal Way, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27. Features fresh organic produce; fresh cut flowers; bakery products; kids activities; local crafts; live entertainment; concessions, special events. Master Gardener on site to answer questions. 253-261-8157,

Gig Harbor Farmers Market, Uptown 4701 Point Fosdick Drive, Gig Harbor, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29. Features open air market featuring fresh flowers, produce, plants, food, handmade crafts, a kids’ tent, free guitar lessons and live entertainment. 253-851-7397,

Olympia Farmers Market 700 N. Capitol Way. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through October, Saturdays-Sundays in November and December. Features open air and covered market. More than 100 vendors selling organic produce; meats, fresh fish, herbs, cut flowers, arts and crafts, live entertainment. 360-352-9096,

Here’s a few fun community events:
Rod Knockers Show/Shine Car show,
8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23, Rod Knockers Show & Shine, Mashell Avenue, Eatonville. $15. 253-961-9508.

Children’s program “Plant a Rainbow” 1-2:30 p.m. June 23, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2607 W. Pioneer, Puyallup. Free. 253-798-7170.

Bivalves for Clean Water Join marine water quality specialist Teri King, explore the environment; learn about natural processes, marine life and more, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 23, YMCA Camp Seymour, 9725 Cramer Road KPN, Gig Harbor. Free. 360-337-7157.

Mosaica – Northwest Slavic Cultural Festival 10 a.m. June 23, Saghalie Middle School, 33914 19th Ave. S.W., Federal Way. Free. 253-332-4983.

Jaguar Alive Driving Experience 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22-23, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. Free. 714-241-4500, JAGUARUSA.COM.

Tour de Pierce Meant to promote fitness, fun, as well as bicycle awareness and safety, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. June 24, Puyallup Fair & Event Center, 110 Ninth S.W., Puyallup. $17 per person or $51 per family of 4. 253-841-8515,

Slug Fest at Northwest Trek 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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