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Wednesday afternoons in Camas are special during the warmer summer months because of our Camas Farmer’s Market. It’s a weekly event booked on my iPhone calendar as I look forward to greeting local farmers, florists, and vendors because everyone is so friendly, the fresh produce and products are treated with care, and its organizers work so hard to make it all happen.

The farmer’s market is a non-profit that has grown over the years to a successful seasonal enterprise that is typically filled with live music, food vendors, farmers, and other merchants who are dedicated to serving fresh food and a fun time. For years, typically, the market has fun events to entertain kids and tables to sit and relax. For years, it’s typically been a well-attended activity.

Then the virus hit.

At first, the City of Camas was reluctant to issue a permit for the market to event start in 2020 given the corona virus. But, after much lobbying and demonstrating they could do this safely, farmer’s market organizers made it work, and they opened in June, about a month later than planned.

Does the market resemble what it typically looks like? Kinda.

The booths are physically spaced, the traffic is re-routed to maintain personal space. Face masks are required, and there are just 15 vendors.

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But its heart is still there.

The hard-working farmers, bee keepers, florists, picante sauce makers, and sweet treat specialists are there each week ready to serve you quality food. And, even though attendance is lower, the market organizers say the vendors are making more money this year than in years past.

The typical food vendors aren’t there out of respect to the existing downtown Camas restaurants who hav

It’s an event I enjoy. I love greeting farmers and buying up strawberries, blueberries, zucchini, cauliflower, beets, carrots, applies, and peaches. It’s a weekly bounty for which I am very grateful.

The Camas Farmer’s Market is open each Wednesday from 3-7 pm on 4th Avenue in front of the Camas Public Library. Pay them a visit, buy some fresh produce, flowers or treats, and tell them THANK YOU.

Sincerely, Ernie, the Editor and Publisher.

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Camas Farmer’s Market | June 21 3 pm – 7 pm

Come see what new vendors and farmers are bringing to the Camas Farmer’s Market this week!  Come to sample some great foods, and shop at some great vendor booths. It’s a great idea for dinner.

The market has a variety of local produce, plants, and food. Located at 4th Avenue in front of the Library, in downtown Camas. From 3 pm – 7 pm.

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Great baked good by Truly Scrumptious.

Dan Coursey for Mayor Campaign Kickoff | June 21 @ 6 pm

Wednesday, June 21st, 6pm-8pm for the Dan Coursey Campaign Kickoff for his race for Washougal Mayor.

Special Guest Speaker Eileen Quiring, Clark County Board Councilor. Also, State Representatives Liz Pike and Vicki Kraft, and others will be in attendance. Come visit with your neighbors, old friends, new friends, and make your concerns and support known.

Food, beverages, information and great conversation provided.

Location: Port of Camas-Washougal Building, 24 S A St, Washougal, WA

Summer Used Book Sale | June 22-24

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation’s summer used-book sale, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 22–24, 2017. Library Hall, downstairs at FVRL District Headquarters, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663. More info: http://fvrlfoundation.org/ or www.facebook.com/FVRLFoundation. Free parking! Over 20,000 books! Help us recycle—please bring your own box or bag!

Recycled Arts Festival | June 24-25 10 am-4 pm

The Recycled Arts Festival inspires people to see things considered trash in new ways, as 150 artists create sculptures, artworks and more using at least 70 percent recycled materials. It’s part of the festival’s mission to educate the community about waste reduction, reusing and recycling. The festival will also feature art activities for children, live music from local bands, the sculpture garden, food carts and more.

The festival runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 at Esther Short Park 

West Eighth and Columbia streets Vancouver, WA
 

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The Recycled Arts Festival features art from materials most have trashed.

 

Alpenrose Dairyville Returns | All Summer

Oregon’s oldest family-owned dairy is bringing back a time honored annual tradition celebrating summer and the community it has called home since 1916 with the opening of Dairyville on Sunday, June 4.

The annual celebration dating back to 1956 offers families a wholesome activity every Sunday of the summer until Aug. 27 with the opportunity to explore the Pioneer Exhibit, Dairyville School, post office, Great Western Bank, and model train display. Visitors can also take a peek into the confectionary and, of course, no visit would be complete without stopping by the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious scoop of Alpenrose ice cream.Dairyville remains free for the public and opens every Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. through Aug. 27.

Location: 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR

To learn more visit www.alpenrose.com