Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T. hosts second FARMERS MARKET opportunity @ MARIS FARMS during Sunflower Days event in August & September

The Farmer’s Market, presented by Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T., is a fundraiser for Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T., with all vendor fees going to the local nonprofit and helping support its cause of preserving family farms through non-traditional farming events/activities.

WHEN:The market is set for August 14/15, August 21/22, August 28/29, Sept 4th/5th, Sept 11th/12th and Sept. 18th/19th. Farmers Market vendor times are planned for 10 am to 4:30 pm with the event times slated for 10 am to 8 pm on Saturdays and 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays. Vendors can set up from 8:00 – 9:45 am and break down any time after 4:30 pm. If/when setting up and/or breaking down, you must use your own cart or a Maris Farms wheelbarrow to load items and can use the area between the kids courtyard and corn room barn for access. A “vendors area load/unload” sign will be set up. Please click link to view the vendor load/unload area and where vendor booths will be set up.

WHERE: Maris Farms, 25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy, Buckley WA 98321.

WHY:The intention of the farmers market is to help raise funds for Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T. as well as promote experiential farming, aka agritainment/agritourism and the preservation of family farms. Maris Farms’ Sunflower Days event is intended to offer another unique opportunity for friends and families to create memories while choosing your favorite Sunflower blooms, one of 11 varieties this year. Maris Farms will include its Hilltop Playground with admission. You’ll also enjoy an expanded and super cute gift shop, as well as expanded dining options and The BARn, an over-21 beer garden like you’ve never seen.

Vendor Details

 $30/day for vendors to participate in the first-time farmers market event with a 10X10 tent space around the Cow Feeder area (14 spaces available)

 $50/day for vendors to participate in the first-time farmers market event with a 10X20 tent space around the Cow Feeder area (cannot share space with another vendor)

 $40/day for vendors to participate in the first-time farmers market event with a 12X12 tent space inside the Maze Barn area (approx 7-8 spaces available)

 $25 application fee

 Cow Feeder area: $300 for all 12 days for 10X10 space; $540 for all 12 days for 10X20 space. Maze Barn area: $420 for all 12 days for 12X12 space

 Location of farmers market is smack dab in the middle of farm, along the cow feeder area (14 vendor booth sites, no tents) as well as the Maze Barn area (7-8 vendor booth sites with tents)

 Applications/forms for interested vendors can be found at Celebrate H.A.R.V.E.S.T. website (www.CelebrateHarvest.com) or Maris Farms website (www.MarisFarms.com).

 Vendor applications/forms submitted less than 14 days before the market begins, will be subject to a late fee. The Health Department will not accept Farmers Market Vendor Applications from uninvited vendors (this is for food-related vendors).

 Food vendors will not be allowed to sell prepared-food products, but only in take-home format (pre-packaged and not consumable while on-site). Any “sampling” must also be pre-packaged and done so in accordance with Pierce County Health Dept. rules/regulations/standards as it pertains to Covid-19 restrictions (you can call 253.649.1703 or e-mail food@tpchd.org for details).

 Maris Farms gift shop, kettle corn stand, concession stands (Farmers GirLL, Smoke House, Sweet Shop, Espresso stand and possibly the DogHouse) and beer/wine tent (called The BARn) will all be open.

Nearly 8 acres and 11 varieties of Sunflowers planted at the farm, which should bloom in early August. There will be designated areas for picture taking only in the Sunflower fields as well as designated areas for picking/cutting.

For information, contact Steve Templeman at info@celebrateharvest.com or 253.377.3574