Last week the Phinney Farmers Market asked whether the market should be extended by two weeks, since the growing season got such a late start this year with the cold weather. The Phinney Neighborhood Association just announced that a poll of more 300 shoppers and market vendors showed strong support for the extension.
Thanks to everyone who responded to our survey! With a slow start to the growing season (remember “Junuary”?), we hope this will help you fill your kitchens with great late-ripening produce and other tasty goods, while assisting the farmers with an additional opportunity to earn some income.
On October 14 and 21 the market will close one hour early, so be sure to do your shopping between 3 and 6 pm while it is still light out. We decided that it was worth it to continue operations, even with reduced hours, but the vendors will need all the twilight to pack up and get ready to drive home. We hope you can make it before 6 pm!
Regular hours of 3-7 pm continue through Friday, October 7, which was originally scheduled to be our final day. We still plan to hold our PNA Harvest Potluck on October 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm.