Celebrating fall's bounty with a Farmers Market contest

Kristine Marvich poses with her winning scarecrow.  - Courtesy Photo
Kristine Marvich poses with her winning scarecrow.
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Temperatures topping 80 degrees on Saturday didn’t stop Islanders from celebrating the pending arrival of fall at the Farmers Market’s annual Harvest Celebration.

More than 600 visitors to the market enjoyed a day of food demonstrations, late summer produce and contests for the Island’s best jam, pickles, tomatoes and scarecrow.

Rob Peterson of Plum Forest Farm won the Tomato Tasteoff when people voted his Blush Tomato to be the best. Nancy Lewis-Williams won a blue ribbon for her raspberry current jam.

Jasper Forrester’s winning Vashon Bread and Butter Pickles put her in the spotlight for the second time this month after a Farmers Market star turn in the current issue of Sunset Magazine.

Finally, Kristine Marvich took the day with her handsome Harvest Scarecrow.


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