About The Snohomish Market
In 1991 Dennis Lebow visualizes a quiet, dead-end street
in downtown Snohomish coming to life with
clowns and jugglers amid vendors selling truckloads of fresh produce. Last Chance Productions, which Lebow and
partner Rich Wertz operated sponsored the public market. Lebow saw his new dream of a
farmer's market become a reality on July 9th on Avenue A, off First
Street, which was closed and the Snohomish public market debut. On the 200-foot street, there was room
for 30 to 35 spaces. Vendors set up shop off their trucks. In the gazebo at the end of the cul-de-sac
overlooking the Snohomish River, a bluegrass band and other musicians would performed. click here to read more.
The Market was short lived at the first location and the Snohomish
Iron Works had available space on their property down by the Ave D Bridge so the Market moved. In
1993 Marie Brayman became
the Market President Manager. The Market
continued to grow and eventually moved to the open grass behind the Iron Works, it remained on that site
for many years.
Neil Landaas of Flying Tomato Farm became
the Snohomish Market Manager in 2002. When the new visitors center
(VIC) in Snohomish was proposed to be built, the Farmers Market needed to look for a new site, that's when
the parking lot of the Carnegie
Library became the market's new home.
Today the Market remains in the parking lot of the old
Carnegie Library (Celebration Plaza) with expansion onto Cedar between 1st and Pearl St. in historic
downtown Snohomish. The Snohomish Farmers Market is a member of the Washington Farmers Market Association, operates with a Board of
Directors and managed by Market Manager Karen Erickson since 2008.