By Laurelle Walsh
The Winthrop Market is gearing up for another season in Mack Lloyd Park. It opens on Memorial Day weekend — May 24 this year — and continues through Labor Day.
The open-air market, which runs every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is getting stronger every year, according to marketmaster Jim Neupert. “It has a loyal following by locals and returning visitors who come every year to this market,” he said.
Attracting produce vendors has been an issue, Neupert said, in part because the market is on Sunday and a lot of them want to go to church, but he’s hopeful that more will sign up this season.
Regular vendors include artisans and craftspeople, sellers of flower and garden starts, and food vendors such as Leonor’s tamales and — new this year — Mike Strulic’s pulled pork sandwiches. Live music is also a feature of many market days.
The market also added a flea market last year, which “needs more vendors,” Neupert said. “We’re open to vintage and flea market items. It may take a little while to catch on, but I think the vintage folks will find us,” he said. The Winthrop Market might also be a good place for people who want to sell yard sale items, but who don’t want a sale in their driveway, Neupert noted.
The cost of a 10-foot-by-10-foot vendor booth is $10.
For more information, or for a vendor application, contact Neupert at (509) 429-9475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.