The Snoqualmie Valley Tilth is taking over the Carnation Farmers Market and has some changes in store. The Tilth, a nonprofit that supports organic food production, plans to change...
The Snoqualmie Valley Tilth is taking over the Carnation Farmers Market and has some changes in store.
The Tilth, a nonprofit that supports organic food production, plans to change the year-old market’s schedule, add vendors and move the market across the street because a part of the original site is for sale.
This year, the market will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from mid-May through mid-September. Last year, it was open June through October.
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Carnation helped to launch the market last June as a way to bring more money to the small town and give local farmers another venue to sell their produce. The city gave $2,000 in services to the market, including permit fees, insurance and enough space to hold 20 vendors between City Hall and the senior center on Tolt Avenue.
“The city initially planned to do the market for one year,” said Rhonda Brown, market manager. “It was a lot of work for the city and difficult to incorporate into what the city normally does.”
Carnation will still support the market through grants and fund-raisers, Brown said.
The Eastside has eight such markets, in Carnation, Bellevue, Woodinville, Redmond, North Bend, Kirkland, Issaquah and Bothell.
For more information, go online to www.ci.carnation.wa.us/farmersmarket
Chamber seeks directors
The Woodinville Chamber of Commerce is looking for people interested in joining its board.
At least one director’s term ends each year, so the nonprofit, which represents Woodinville’s business community, is always looking for director candidates.
E-mail Dan Ramirez, the chamber’s executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 425-481-8300 for more information. Prospective candidates must provide a biography and a short essay explaining why they want to join the board.
Zeeks Pizza is opening an Eastside store Feb. 1 in downtown Kirkland.
The store, at 124 Park Lane, will be the Seattle company’s first franchise.
A lot of people have asked when Zeeks would open on the Eastside, said Greg McClure, director of business administration. The company has been waiting for the economy to improve and decided to “go for it” this year.
“We’re ready to take the chance,” McClure said. Founded 11 years ago, Zeeks has 135 employees and plans to open more stores in the Northwest.
“We’re stoked,” said McClure. “There’s a real positive vibe going around Zeeks right now about the [Kirkland] store.”
For more information, go online to www.zeekspizza.com.
Eastside Business Notes appears every Wednesday in the Eastside edition of The Seattle Times. Kristina Shevory: 206-464-2039 or email@example.com