People showed up for the Magnolia Farmers Market last year, said market manager Molly Burke, and that will pay off this season.

“The neighborhood’s proving to us that they want the market to go longer, later in the season, and I told them it’s data-driven, so go ahead and come out and shop,” Burke said. “Each year the season has gotten better and better, so we’ve pushed the market out another week.”

The Magnolia Farmers Market opens on Saturday, June 1, between 32nd and 33rd avenues west on West McGraw Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s one of seven markets run by the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets nonprofit, and opened in 2003. It’s changed locations three times, but Burke said West McGraw was for the last time.

“Magnolia is incredible, in my opinion,” Burke said. “I have a new bakery coming in that’s called Acres Baking Company, and they’re from West Seattle, and then I have another, they’re call Amarillo Bread. He was at our first-ever Harvest Market that we had last year that we’re going to have again this year on Nov. 23.”

There are many new vendors coming to the market this season, as well as a good crop of regulars.

“Not everybody’s returning, but it’s a great lineup for the year,” Burke said.

Green Bow Farm will be selling meats, greens and eggs, and Midsummer Gardens will pop in mid-summer with just garlic and shallots. Windy Acre Farm will be another new produce vendor, as will Magnolia-based Tight 5, which cycles its microgreens to the Broadway market currently, Burke said.

Then there will be the food vendors, buskers and scheduled performers, as well as businesses selling some of the hard stuff.

Swede Hill Distilling will be at the market for nine weeks, and is new to Magnolia but comes out to the U District market every other week. Swede Hill produces whiskey and apple pie and cherry moonshine.

Finnriver Cider will also be at the market, as will Figurehead Brewery.

The Magnolia Farmers Market will run until Oct. 26, providing another week for folks to get their pumpkins and squash, and then the Harvest Market will open Nov. 23 for cranberries, turkeys and other Thanksgiving staples.

There will be a number of special events throughout the market season.

The Magnolia Bookstore is hosting a reading by author Kathryn Pryor on opening day. Her “Bea’s Bees” children’s book has many facts on bumblebees and ideas on preserving their environment. Burke said she’s looking for a bee vendor to complement the experience.

There will be a cherry pit spitting contest on July 6, followed by zucchini races on July 27, where kids decorate and race their wheeled summer squash.

Magnolia Cooperative Preschool will be offering free kids activities during several market days starting at 10 a.m., and the Magnolia PTA will have a booth to provide outreach about the pending reopening of Magnolia Elementary.

Burke said people wanting to know what will be at the market and what may still be growing can sign up for the Ripe and Ready Weekly E-Newsletter.