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Cemetery on island has unique history

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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Cemetery on island has unique history

Vendor Bonnie Smith calls the Harstine Island Farmers Market a "hidden treasure."

"It's a really great little market," she said. "This is a really good market for artisans because you get a lot of vacationers."

While you will find some plants and greenery for sale at the Harstine Island Farmers Market, the weekly fair brings together mostly artisans, with plenty of baked goods to go around.

The Harstine Island Farmers Market opened Saturday to a good crowd, organizers said.

The market traditionally runs from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October, ending with the Harstine Island Apple

Squeeze event.

Denise Beckwith and Penny Orth said they used to sell produce at the market.

"We're old-time residents," Beckwith said. "We used to sell produce and things. Now we do a lot of fiber arts."

Beckwith spent time spinning yarn Saturday, while Orth worked on a loom. They use new yarn, cotton, silk and recycled knitted sweaters to make new creations.

In all, more than a dozen vendors sold items including plant starts, wood carvings and crochet hats.

The market is open each Saturday morning.

If you go:

WHAT: Harstine Island Farmers Market

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays from the end of May through mid-October

WHERE: Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N.

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Original Publication Date: May 30, 2013

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