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Articles from our Spring 1998 issue

1998 season begins Saturday April 11!
First-Day Fair celebrates Market opening

March came in like a lamb this year. The early warmth promises bountiful rewards for spring-fevered shoppers on the opening day of the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market. This year, Island farmers are celebrating the Market opening with a “First-Day Fair,” featuring events for the entire family. It all begins Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. In addition to the tempting array of tender spring greens, rhubarb, asparagus, spring bouquets and Easter confections, you’ll find lots of fun activities going on at the Market. Bring your shopping bag, your kids, and your appetite!
     Join us at the First-Day Fair on Easter Saturday. You’ll discover that the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market is a wonderful way to start a weekend. It’s a good place to reconnect with friends and neighbors, and offers a delightful blend of culture and commerce. You’ll find a great selection of Island-grown and Island- made products, and your dollars will help sustain Bainbridge’s farming and artistic communities.

Sampling of First-Day Events

Baby Animal Farm
Chicks and bunnies, lambs and kids (the goat kind) will be at their adorable best just in time for the Fair.

Do-it-yourself Easter Bonnets
You bring the hat, we’ll supply the flowers, feathers and ribbons to transform it into the Easter bonnet of your dreams. Free materials and advice! Sponsored by Esther’s.

Kids’ Spring Planting Station
We’ve got pots and soil, seeds and vegetable starts. Children can plant their own portable spring garden and take it home to sprout and grow on the windowsill. Abundant Life Seeds, Whitney Farms and Bainbridge Gardens are co-sponsors of this free event.

[ Read articles from Summer 1998 issue ]