Kelli Estrella will bring her award-winning cheeses to a new farmers market in Tacoma.
Kelli Estrella's cheese are sought after by chefs from Seattle to New York. Tacoma shoppers will soon have a chance to buy the Montesano cheesemaker's products at a new farmers market.
Estrella is among 24 farmers who've committed to selling their cheese, vegetables, fruit, meat and flowers at Tacoma's newest farmers market, which will debut July 15 at corner of Sixth Avenue and Pine Street.
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The 6th Ave Market, Tuesdays starting July 15, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Pine Street.
Estrella Family Creamery will be joined by other well-known local farms including Terry's Berries, L'Arche Farm & Garden, Evensong, Cottage Gardens, The Bee Lady, Leslee Gardens, Giltner's Greenhouse, Daisy Chain, Hayton Farms and Full Circle Farm.
Seafood will come from Brady's Oysters and Rolf's Choice, whose owner Rolf Torgerson is currently fishing in Alaska to get product for the new market. Meats and poultry will come from Stokesberry Sustainable Farm, Cheryl the Pig Lady, and Toboton Creek Farm.
The market will celebrate a diversity of produce and flowers from Asian immigrant farms including Mee Garden, Vue Meng Farm and Xee Yang Garden.
From east of the mountains, the market will include several fruit and vegetable producers: Martin Family Farm from Cashmere, Alvarez Farms from Mabton, Bautista Farms from Sunnyside, and Collins Family Exotic Fruits of Selah.
The new market is being organized by the Federation of Tacoma Farmers Markets, a partnership between Tacoma's Broadway Farmers Market and Proctor Farmers Market. The 6th Ave Business District Association and the City of Tacoma are supporting the effort.