Blaine Gardener’s Market opens this weekend

The Blaine Gardener’s Market is opening for the season, and it’s marking the occasion with the help of some slimy guests.

The Gardener’s Market vendors typically offer fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods as well as homemade arts and crafts. There is a small sliding-scale fee for vendors, and 100 percent of the money raised goes toward advertising fees.

The market will open on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be open every Saturday through October.

The opening day will also kick off with the annual Slug Races. Contestants can choose from a stable of fine racing slugs, or they can bring one from home. The first slug to slither its way across the finish line wins a prize for its owner.

For more information on the Blaine Gardener’s Market or the seventh annual Slug Races, call 360/332-4544 or visit blainechamber.com.

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