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New changes coming to the Yakima farmers market

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YAKIMA, WA - Sundays are all about farmers markets, and it's always nice to find out when your local market is expanding. We talked with organizers of the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market about several changes coming soon.

Starting Sunday, vendors at the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market will accept EBT. That means families who benefit from the program will be able to buy fresh produce from vendors just like in a grocery store.

Another change is that the following Sunday, three to four liquor vendors will also be a part of the market.

We asked organizers if these changes have to do with the market being impacted by the new Sunday farmers market happening in the parking lot of the mall in Union Gap.

"No, I think it's more in line with our mission. When we took over the market one of the things that we really wanted to do was expand and make it as dynamic as possible," said Andrew Holt, executive director of the Downtown Association of Yakima.

Holt also says that having two markets is good competition and causes them to step up their game.

The liquor vendors will switch every Sunday. If you are a liquor vendor interested in having a stand at the market, reach out to the Downtown Association of Yakima for more information.
 

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