Area Farmers Markets: Where Freshness Abounds

By The Chronicle

Where can you find freshly grown produce, freshly planted seedlings, freshly baked goodies, freshly cut flowers, freshly harvested vegetables and freshly crafted art? At one of the area’s farmers markets, of course!

Centralia, Chehalis, Tenino, Mossyrock and Randle all boast markets, ranging from early May into October, open on a weekly or monthly basis.


The Lewis County Farmers Market, held Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will begin its 31st year on May 7. Market manager Derrill Outland anticipates that as many as 20 vendors will gather each week through September in downtown Centralia at the corner of Tower Avenue and Pine Street. For more info call 736-8977


The Community Farmers Market on Boistfort Street in downtown Chehalis will be held each Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. from June 15 to Oct. 26. This is the sixth year for the Chehalis market, which organizers say offers vegetables, preserves, cheeses, herbs, fruits and berries, baked goods, plants, cut flowers, arts and crafts and more. Details on the market may be found online at

Saturday Market at the Yard Birds Mall, 2100 North National Ave, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For more info email


Mossyrock Farmers Market Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September. 258 Mossyrock Road West.


Rochester/Grand Mound Farmers Market Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19 through October 16 at Rochester Middle School.


Tenino Farmers Market. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 through September 25. Tenino Elementary School, 301 Old Highway 99.


Winlock Farmers Market. Wednesdays 9 a.m. at Events Plaza on Kerron Street.


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