Big news to announce!
Our 2020 market season will have many changes for us.
The Covid-19 pandemic has flipped our usual model on its head – we cannot be the favorite gathering spot and social event that we’ve always strived to be.
Instead, just for this season, we will be your outdoor grocery mart.
And as if all those changes aren’t enough, Redmond Saturday Market will appear in a new location!
While it is with some sadness that we leave our home of 35 years, we are excited to start a new chapter at Overlake Christian Church on Willows Road in Redmond.
This is a great location for us with room for all 100 vendors as well as considerate and accommodating landlords.
Our hope is to open on Saturday, July 4th. We still have a number of steps to complete and plans to finalize but we are on it!
Our hours will change, allowing us to adjust to the new health code requirements. For just this year, the market hours will be 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Fresh produce, pre-packaged foods, soap, handmade face masks and pre-arranged flowers are the products allowed right now by King County Public Health.
This is for the health and safety of all. Hopefully your favorite crafters will be able to join us as the season moves on.
We’ll be keeping you informed of changes, guidelines and expectations via our website, Facebook page and Market Thymes email newsletter.
You can sign up for the newsletter on our website. Keep an eye out as we explain our new rules for vendors and customers.
It may seem a bit overwhelming, but together we’ll rise to the occasion and mark our 45th year as a very positive change.
To make all these changes happen, we’re going to need some help! We are looking for volunteers to help us during the market day.
We need folks to monitor our entrance and exit, draw 6-foot chalk lines, place and monitor signage, keep crowds from forming and more.
If you or someone you know would like to commit 2 hours on a Saturday, please drop us an email at email@example.com
A big thank you is due to Mayor Angela Birney, Aaron Tally and the good folks at Overlake Christian Church, the Washington Women in Food Systems,
U-District Market, 21 Acres, Washington Dept. of Agriculture, Mercer Island Market, Lake Forest Park Market, Snohomish Market, Edmonds Market,
King County DNRP Agriculture Program, Everett Market, Ballard Market, WSFMA, and King County Public Health for blazing the new “market trail”
and for gathering so much important information for all of us to share.
We are grateful and we appreciate you!
Yes, it's a lot of changes this year, but we’re up to it, together.
Stay very well and we'll see soon,
Your team at Redmond Saturday Market