It's incredibly hot in Yakima but officials at the Downtown Yakima Farmers’ Market say they're determined to keep the market open this Sunday, July 31. As a way to help customers and vendors deal with the heat market officials say they'll close an hour earlier than normal. “For the safety of our vendors, volunteers, and staff, we have chosen to close the market at 12 p.m. The "predicted temperatures can lead to heat stroke and for some vendors, a loss of their products and produce” says Yvette Lippert, DYFM Manager. “We don’t want to close the market entirely as it’s already been a difficult year for farmers and produce is just reaching full swing. Plus, we service many people who rely on the market to get their groceries/produce for the week using their WIC/Senior FMNP checks and EBT cards.”

Temperatures are expected to be much lower next weekend

Market hours return to normal hours next weekend.
Take the kids to the market on Sunday when it's Kids Day. It's a fun day full of activities for kids. A press release says the Yakima Master Gardeners Youth team will have a station where the theme is insects, plus Apple Valley Dental & Braces, EPIC, and the WSU Yakima Extension SNAP-Ed team will be there with fun stuff for the kids.

The market is open every Sunday into the fall

Officials at the market say if you can arrive between 9 a.m. -11 a.m. to beat the heat.
The Downtown Yakima Farmers Market happens every Sunday, 9:00 an -1:00 pm, through October 9th at 22 S 3rd Street (in front of the Capitol Theatre.)

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