It has been quite a season for Twin Sisters Market and it isn't over yet.
They will be Continuing through the end of October!
Twin Sisters Market had a record day of sales on Saturday, August 4. The markets sales have exceeded $1,000 every Saturday since June 30, and year-to-date sales are up by 75% over last year.
According to Chris Elder, the market’s Founder and President, there is a noticeable uptick in Canadian shoppers who own time-share properties in Kendall and Maple Falls, discovering the market. The participating farms have been enthusiastic; the market’s well stocked and has a solid variety of product including this year’s new additions of poultry and eggs. “Our die-hard regular shoppers have been purchasing between $50 and $90 of fresh farm products every week.”
The market received a $1,000 grant from Whatcom Educational Credit Union to enable the continuing provision of the “Fresh Bucks” program. With this program Foothills residents with Washington EBT benefits can purchase $2 worth of product for every $1 spent. Chris says the market is averaging two to four EBT shoppers each market day.
On top of all of this, the Twin Sisters Market has also been providing fresh product wholesale to Crossroads Market, the Rome Grocery Store, and the Welcome Store on market day.
Twin Sisters Market’s participating farms include Coyote Bank Farm, Monkey Puzzle Farm, Sage and Sky Farm, Slanted Sun Farm, Small Acres Farm, Sumas River Farm, Sunseed Farm, and Vertical Fog Farm. Twin Sisters Market also fills in product gaps by bringing in products from Mariposa Farm, Osprey Hill Farm, Slynn Farm and Spring Time Farm.