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Seattle Times Article | March 22, 2023

The Methow Valley: A big little-town farmers market

In the Methow Valley, some 240 miles from Seattle in North-Central Washington, touristy Winthrop has a western town motif, boutiques and restaurants. Nine miles south of Winthrop is Twisp, its more regular-type cousin. This is where you’ll find a business such as the Les Schwab Tire Center.

And it’s here, beginning April 13 through the end of October, on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, that you’ll find the Methow Valley Farmers Market.

It’s easy to find, as it’s at the community center on Highway 20, the main drag through town.

On TripAdvisor, one tourist wrote about planning a trip to the valley to make sure they could make the Saturday event. “What a delightful community market — with products from farm-fresh sheep or goat cheese, to fresh tomatoes, to fry bread, to handmade jewelry and hats. We fill our bags with the bounty, for sure,” said the review. “But plan to spend most of the day, because you will, as we do, spend a lot of time talking with the wonderful folks who grow and make all this stuff.”

Willie Getz, the market manager, says this is the market’s 46th year, making it among the older ones in this state. “It’s a community thing, a social event, what you do on a Saturday morning,” says Getz. “When it ends at noon, Twisp gets pretty quiet.”

Find more on the market at MethowValleyFarmersMarket.com.


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