COOS BAY -- Wednesdays will be wild in downtown Coos Bay once more, as the Farmers Market resumes in May and will run through October.

Located in the Old Marshfield district, on Central Avenue between U.S. Highway 101 and 4th Avenue, it brings fresh food from local sellers to the heart of the city.

Operated by the Coos Bay Downtown Association, the market features an average of 50 vendors each week.

Timm Slater, executive director of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, has a front row seat every Wednesday as the farmers market is literally right outside the front door of his office.

He says it offers a variety of great items, some examples of which now adorn his office. It is also typically well-received, he says, by visitors and local residents alike. All of which is good news for the bay area.

"It highlights another area of our community," he said. "Commercial trade is going on, and there are lots of people hanging around. It's a very active time in the downtown area."

The market runs every Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A second market day arrives later in the summer, every Sunday during the same hours, from Aug. 3-Oct. 26.

According to the chamber, sellers "offer a wide variety of goods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade jams, jellies and candy, and handmade arts and crafts."

For more information on becoming a vendor, check out coosbaydowntown.org and look in the farmers market section

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