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Shop local farmers markets for local food

Put the Anacortes Farmers Market on your shopping schedule for this Saturday. Get out of the house and go. It is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then go to the Mount Vernon Farmers Market May 23. Or reverse the schedule: Saturday is opening day for the Mount Vernon market.

When the Anacortes market opened its 2020 season May 2, the scene was very different from last year. Both markets are a festive place. As public markets, people gather to socialize, listen to music, eat prepared foods, relax and soak up sun. That is why you go. Alas, not this year.

Last Saturday Anacortes had many fewer vendors....


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