Bayview Farmers market opens Saturday

The South Whidbey farmers market season gets underway Saturday when the Bayview Farmers Market opens for the 2013 season at Bayview Corner. The opening bell — to be sounded at 10 a.m. — will signal the start of another busy year for the largest outdoor market on South Whidbey.

This year more than 60 spots have been allocated to vendors who will offer local produce and other farm products, baked goods including breads, pies, cakes and bars, hot foods and artisan crafts.

As the weather warms, more produce — including Whidbey Island strawberries — will be available.

The market this year will include a new service for visitors and vendors—of internet service. Last week Whidbey Telecom installed equipment to add the market as one of the company’s wi-fi hotspots.

Customers may log into the service at no charge, and visitors can purchase time on an hourly basis.

Music for the opening day will be the jazz quintet the Maxwelton Beach Club.

The first market food demo, by local chefs Scott and Stephanie Pendell, is scheduled May 11 for Mother’s Day weekend.

Market shopping bags are khaki with yellow lettering this year and will be available opening day from vendors and market manager Sharon Warwick.

A list of all vendors and more information about the market can be found at the newly redesigned and updated market website at


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