Marina Park affected Kirkland Wednesday Market operation | LETTER
July 14, 2011 · 3:10 PM
I think there might be some misunderstanding as to the amounts of fruits and vegetables to purchase at the Kirkland Wednesday Market.
Let’s not forget the rainy, cold May and June we had that certainly affected the growing season. All local products were late this year.
I agree Marina Park was a nicer venue for all of us, however it’s my understanding the switch to Park Lane was made because of the weather last season with wind and rain that made it difficult for the vendors. The Marina location being on the edge of the lake affected the operation of the market. Canopies were blown over, which made it hard to protect the merchandise.
If we could depend on every Wednesday through the entire season to be as nice as the Fourth of July was, it would be different. But our climate is changing and we all have to make adjustments because of it.
Bonnie Fletcher, Kirkland