Enumclaw Plateau Farmer’s Market back for Year 4

Here’s what you can expect today and for the rest of the season.

The Enumclaw Plateau Farmer’s Market is back for its fourth year, and this time you can pay using the food benefits program SNAP.

Opening day is today, June 2. The market will run every Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m., ending Sept. 29. You’ll be able to grab fresh flowers, produce and more from the market on First Street between the Enumclaw Library and Tractor Supply.

Vendors may change week to week, but some for today’s market includes Fantello Farmstead Creamery, Ode to Joy Farm, Beauvine Natural, Gramma Berta’s Pantry, Sacred Oak Apothecary, and Contrivance Wine & Mead Co.

If you have SNAP/an EBT card, you’ll be able to use those benefits at the market this year. Simply visit the market’s info booth and swipe your card there to pay for goods at the market, farmer’s market Vice President Lance Smith said.

That option will be available along with food assistance programs the market has offered in the past, including WIC and the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

That’s not all: The market will also put on a Power of Produce club for kids, Smith said. That program gives children a chance to learn about how their food is grown and produced directly from farmers, educational demonstrations and exposure to new fruits and vegetables, according to the Farmer’s Market Coalition.

Market organizers expect to double their number of vendors from around 10 last year to around 20 this year, Smith said, although not every vendor will show up at every market.

Last year, farmers at the market raised about $54,500, prepared food sellers raised about $36,700, and arts-and-crafts makers makers raised about $12,500.

To learn more, visit enumclawplateaufarmersmarket.org.