Farmers Market

Shanna Jordan, a worker for Scentual Nature, sells potpourri at the Yelm Farmers Market Saturday, June 1, at Yelm Community Center.

All three markets in the area are currently in full-swing.

In an effort to shop local, area residents might want to purchase items from small businesses at these markets. Much of the selection can help with home decor and gardening areas.

There’s the Yelm Farmers Market, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday until Oct. 26 at the Yelm Community Center. This is a nonprofit market that caters to local farmers and artisans. Shoppers can expect to see anything from potpourri to produce directly from the farm at this market.

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Hmong Seattle Golden sells flower bouquets at the Yelm Farmers Market.

While not technically a farmers market, the Rainier Summer Market is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays until July 27 at Holiday Park.

“Rainier doesn’t really have anything like a summer market,” said Sarah Christensen, volunteer with the Summer Market, in a previous interview with the Nisqually Valley News as they were forming the event. “We have a couple great businesses, but we wanted to do something more. We have all this hidden talent in the city. People make crafts, people are small business owners and we wanted to get on board with Yelm and Tenino and do a summer market — but not a farmers market.”

To complete the three towns along the Yelm-Tenino Trail (known as the TRY Trail in Rainier), the Tenino Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through September at 213 Sussex Ave W.

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A flower bouquet available at the Yelm Farmers Market from a vendor named Hmong Seattle Golden.

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Mari Mankamyer of Mari’s Farm shows off her produce at her stand in the Yelm Farmers Market Saturday, June 1, at Yelm Community Center.

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Jim Forester displays the rock pendants he had for sale at the Yelm Farmers Market Saturday, June 1, at Yelm Community Center.

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Ron Betschart poses with his bird houses at the at the Yelm Farmers Market Saturday, June 1, at Yelm Community Center.

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Some of the wares sold by Betschart Woodworking at the Yelm Farmers Market.

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Customers flock to Thomas Mani and Karla Broschinski’s business, Bee Forever Apiary, at the Yelm Farmers Market Saturday, June 1, at Yelm Community Center.

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