An outdoor market will be one of the amenities available in Kenmore starting this June.
A couple blocks north of downtown, the Kenmore Community Market will run from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays from June 1 through Aug. 31 at Cedar Park Northshore Church.
“We noticed there wasn’t one in Kenmore, and it’s part of our culture here,” Northshore lead pastor Dan Neary said, adding he and others at his church have been pursuing the idea for about a year. “The folks at the city wanted a market, but no one was picking up the ball and running with it, so we did.”
Church administrator Jenni Jensen is serving as the market director, and she is actively seeking vendors including farmers, crafters, food trucks and artisans. There are 25 spots available, and she said Daddy’s Donuts, The Living Room and Luva Cakes are among those who have expressed interest in participating.
“We’ve been pretty pleased with the response so far,” Neary said.
“The people who are inquiring are interested in the whole summer,” Jensen said, adding vendors have the option to participate in as many weeks of the market as they want.
The vendors will only fill part of the parking lot of the church, leaving room for marketgoers to park as well. The market will be in the part of the lot closest to 68th Avenue NE to ensure people know it’s there.
“We want it on 68th so people can see it,” Neary said, adding they hope to draw passersby to attend the market. “We want to put it where the traffic is.”
Neary and Jensen also hope to use the market as a tool to collect donations for the church’s food bank.
For more information, visit kenmoremarket.com, email email@example.com or call Jensen at 425-939-1377.