Bellevue Moms Launched A Weekly Farmers Market That’s More Than Just A Place To Buy Produce

      Posted On: January 26, 2018

3 minute interview

Venczel, a stay-at-home mom, said she and two friends — Erika McAfee and Kim Reed — decided to harness that energy last spring. During an April brainstorming session of a Bellevue parents’ group, one idea stood out: a farmer’s market. The three friends decided to go for it.

It would be a tall task. From researching laws and buying insurance to recruiting vendors and even finding performers, Venczel said they worked furiously to get ready for the first of the weekly markets in June. In the end, she said, it was a community-wide effort.