Salmon Creek Weekly Highlights

Here is what you can expect to see at the market this week!

Applications open February 1, 2024

 

  • Salmon Creek Farmers Market at Legacy Hospital

  • Thursdays, starting JUNE 6, ending OCTOBER 3 (4 months)

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This market features food and prepared food, flowers, and traditional products, catering to the employees, patients and visitors of Legacy, the medical center, Vancouver Clinic and surrounding communities. Legacy has asked that we not include jewelry or craft  products that may compete with the items in its Gift Shop. However, we are making an effort to expand the category to few crafts as we can find room that would be attractive to the Legacy customer base and do not compete with its gift shop inventory.

It’s important to note that Legacy has implemented a security process for entering the hospital, which includes metal detectors and security checks in its front lobby.  Therefore, the market will have NO indoor vendors this year.  Exiting the building has been remapped to be accessible through the parking garage with only discharged patients and employees exiting  through the front entrance entrance.  

The market layout now includes both the east and west patios, extending east to the East Parking lot and extending west towards the Emergency Entrance.

We will continue with SNAP and SNAP MarketMatch, FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program now using electronic transactions) and Rewards Cards.

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An interested vendor can apply using managemymarket, an online application site for farmers markets. Go to https://www.managemymarket.com/ , starting February 1, 2024, and scroll down to Salmon Creek. 

Vendors must have liability insurance (this is a new requirement for ALL farmers’ markets). If you are selling to the public, this is important protection for you, the market and Legacy Hospital.  If there is confusion regarding this requirement, please email info@salmoncreekfarmersmarket.com with questions. Options are available.

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Salmon Creek markets are among the most affordable opportunities for vendors. Market day costs depend upon sales. If a vendor sells less than $100 a market day, that vendor pays $10 which is the minimum daily market fee. If that vendor sells more than $100, the fee is 10% of that amount, UP TO a fee cap of $25, which is the maximum market fee, regardless of sales.

There are no other charges to the vendor.  It should be noted that this market, which started in 2010, has not raised its fees in 15 years.  

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Salmon Creek, Washington, is located seven miles north of downtown Vancouver and the I-5 bridge connecting Washington to Oregon. It is located nine miles north of the I-205 bridge which also connects Washington to Oregon. Salmon Creek is at the northern junction of I-205 and I-5, easy to access from most parts of SW Washington and Oregon.

We enter the 15th season for the market in Salmon Creek. Many vendors who started with the market in 2010 have remained vendors through the years. This is a community-based market and relies on its neighbors, its vendors, its farms, its food producers, its artisans, all of whom are the heart of this market. In return, the market offers the opportunity for vendors to affordably sell their products, meet their customers in a comfortable environment and grow. The market commits to flexibility, integrity, transparency and the opportunity for vendors to sell their products affordably..

The Salmon Creek Farmers Market management and fabulous volunteers  look  forward to working with you in 2024.

Salmon Creek Farmers Market
at Legacy Hospital

Thursdays, June 6 to October 3
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Legacy Hospital
2211 NE 139th St
Vancouver, WA 98686