Toledo Thursday Market moving back outside –

The Toledo Thursday Market will be back outdoors on May 6th. You will be back at the boat launch and this year they will have many different options and opportunities to buy their products and groceries.

Also new this year is site manager Meagan Kirby. The funds were donated by Timberland Bank to provide the funds for the site manager. Meagan lived in southern Oregon and recently moved to the area.

There will be a multitude of vendors in the outdoor market offering products such as mushrooms, vegetables, eggs, plant starts, as well as flowers and various foods. We had the opportunity to speak to some of the vendors and they are offering this to the Thursday market.

This year they also have several programs to help residents and seniors. This year they have the SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. They also have the SNAP Market Match where they match up to $ 40.00. You also have the option to take WIC, Women Infant Children cards, also known as EBT or PEBT for children. Toledo Thursday Market also participates in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. You can obtain your vouchers through the Lewis County Senior Centers. There are numerous options available to give you access to food available on the market. If you have any questions, they will help.

Rainy Karnesand and Robert specialize in growing kitchen mushrooms. Most are available all year round. “We grow lion’s mane, blue oyster, pink oyster, maitake, and wine caps and even offer grow kits, a fun learning experience for young and old so people can grow at home,” they said. “We also raise Nigerian pygmy goats, which are known to have twice as much butterfat as traditional dairy breeds. Please visit our website for available products: www.ravenswindfarm.org.”

Matthew Frazier of Black Cat Coffee stated, “My family and I moved to Toledo in 2018. The Toledo Thursday Market was the first place we had a chat with people from Toledo. I have had coffee for personal use for 15 years roasted and was pushed by friends to sell our coffee. The Toledo Thursday Market was the natural place to start. “

Dancing Dahlia Design is known for its upcycling jewelry and accessories, which are handcrafted from reused game pieces and other small items such as postage stamps, bottle caps, guitar picks, measuring sticks, postage stamps and used gift cards. The results are amazingly whimsical and sometimes whimsical resin-coated necklaces, earrings, and key rings made from everyday items that would otherwise be overlooked or thrown in the trash. “Even my business cards started out as low playing cards,” said the owner. “I get materials from thrift stores, flea markets, my own recycling box, friends, family and customers, Starbucks and online.”

Linda Aitchison of Dragonfly Chocolates stated, “I’ve been making chocolates (truffles, caramels, and bars) for about 20 years. I’m a one-woman operation using as many natural ingredients as I can find.

If you haven’t been to the Toledo Thursday Market, it’s well worth the time. They are open every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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