Vendors sell locally grown and crafted products at the Soldotna Saturday Farmers Market during the 2019 season. (Photo provided)

Vendors sell locally grown and crafted products at the Soldotna Saturday Farmers Market during the 2019 season. (Photo provided)

Soldotna to observe Farmers Market Week

The city’s market convenes every Saturday

The second week of August is officially Farmers Market Week following Soldotna Mayor Paul Whitney’s signing of a proclamation at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Soldotna City Council. Soldotna’s 2022 Farmers Market Week coincides with National Farmers Market Week, the proclamation says.

The acknowledgement cites farmers markets’ contributions to the economy through the supply of farm products and the roles of local farmers in working to create a healthier community.

“The City of Soldotna recognizes the importance of expanding agricultural marketing opportunities that assist and encourage the next generation of farmers and ranchers; generate farm income to help stimulate business development and job creation; and build community connections through rural and urban linkages,” the proclamation says.

Soldotna’s own farmers market — the Soldotna Saturday Farmers Market — convenes each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June through September at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and East Corral Avenue. According to the group’s website, the market was started in 1995 as the Central Kenai Peninsula Farmers Market.

More information about that market can be found at soldotnasaturdayfarmersmarket.com.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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