The Queen Anne Farmers Market season is around the corner, and executive director Matt Kelly is excited about what’s on tap.

There will be 21 new vendors coming to the market this year, the first slated for 3-7 p.m. Thursday, May 30. Presenting sponsors are David Rice of Edward Jones, Aegis Living, which will provide a hydration station, and Metropolitan Market, which will provide cooking demos for opening day. The Tangletown String Band will provide live music.

One new vendor at this year’s market is Shipwreck Honey out of Alki.

“A beekeeper is coming to the market, which is definitely different than something we’ve had in the past,” Kelly said.

The Queen Anne Farmers Market will run 3-7 p.m. Thursdays for 19 weeks at West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Avenue North.

“We’ve maximized the space as much as we could,” Kelly said. “We’re able to fit almost 60 vendors each week, and for this season total vendors that we’ve accepted are around 80.”

The farmers market received 110 applications last year, which required farm and other site visits, and a rigorous jurying process.

“We like to say that we have around six months to get the market season going, so my job in the off-season has been to curate a great list of farmers and processors and food vendors to come to us,” Kelly said.

There will be 14 food trucks in rotation, plus new pop-up vendors like Eden Hill chef and owner Maximillian Petty.

“We’re really excited to have him serving up Eden Hill provisions as a pop-up,” Kelly said, “so he’ll be there with us every week, as well.”

There were more than 111,000 market attendees last year and more than 2,300 volunteer hours to put the market on, according to a 2018 Community Impact report.

“We are the biggest event on Queen Anne every week,” Kelly said.

This will be the third year running the Roots to Shoots program, which is a weekly event where children can complete an activity, eat produce, and get their market passport stamped and $2 to spend at the market on fruits and vegetables. Last year $3,400 was provided to kids to spend on local produce.

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