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Pybus Public Market is finalizing a new logo — which incorporates a new motto — as part of our ongoing effort to promote Pybus as non-profit organization and a community asset. We started the motto process by polling the community. Our final motto “Where Community Meets” received a majority of the community vote and was approved by our board of directors.

We love the idea of bringing this process full circle with the community and want your input in the selection of our new logo. Click on this link and vote for one of the three options:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8L2BMG2

Please vote, and share the link to invite your friends to do so as well! We expect to announce the winner in early September.

In 2014, the Pybus Market Charitable Foundation established Pybus University, a unique, educational and fun series of 90-minute classes covering a wide range of topics, including health, wellness, lifestyle enhancement, family activities, gardening, the arts, history, wine, technology and various other areas of general interest. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm during the Fall and Winter, in the main concourse of Pybus Market. The classes are generally free to the public, offering 10 to 12 classes each quarter. All registration is done online.

We are looking for a motivated volunteer (or team of people) to coordinate all aspects of Pybus University, with support from Pybus Market staff. The person in this position should be committed to lifelong learning as a community asset. Strong organizational skills are needed to solicit and coordinate class and instructor selection, set the quarterly schedule and provide onsite support, while maintaining ongoing communication with instructors and Pybus Market staff regarding the development of class descriptions, technical needs and enrollment numbers.

Technical details would include confirming and reminding instructors of their class approximately a week beforehand, identifying special instructor needs (i.e., projector, screen, table set-up, etc) and advising them of enrollment numbers. The coordinator would also track the number of online registrants and send an email reminder to them several days before the scheduled class. Whenever possible, the coordinator would attend the classes and introduce the instructor. This is a volunteer position with support provided by Pybus Market staff. Any out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed by Pybus Market. If interested or for additional information, please contact Steve Robinson at: 509-679-7143 or info@pybusmarket.org

June through September is the height of our growing season, which means “fresh everything” at the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market, open every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm and every Thursday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Here’s 5 reasons to buy local and support your Farmers Market:

1. The Food is More Fresh. Food sourced from our local farmers and sold in the Farmers Market is harvested, picked or grown more recently than the food that’s shipped and stored at your supermarket. Farmers Market produce is picked when ready, as opposed to being picked when they are under-ripe and trucked hundreds of miles to a grocery store.

2. The Food has more Nutrients. In terms of nutrients, locally grown food is more nutrient-dense, because time and travel can cause nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acid to oxidize in the air, as they are more sensitive to light and heat.

3. It’s More Eco-Friendly. It takes less energy for your local farmer to deliver his wares to the Farmers Market than it does for produce, meat and other food to be trucked in from around the country.

4. It Helps Your Local Economy. Buying from a local farmer supports local business, directly impacts a local farming family, and it ensures the livelihood and continuation of NCW farms. It also generates local tax dollars.

5. It’s More Neighborly. The Farmers Market is a great community events, a place to meet your friends and neighbors. And besides, what could be more neighborly than getting to know your local area farmers who help feed your family. These farmers know their stuff – they know the land and their wares, and there’s a good chance they have a favorite recipe which uses their favorite product.

For more information about the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market, see: http://wenatcheefarmersmarket.com

Trip Advisor is a popular restaurant, motel and travel online review site, used by many people as a guide for places to visit.  Under the heading “Things to Do In Wenatchee,”  Pybus Market is ranked #2; under the heading “Food and Drink,” Pybus Market is ranked #1.  And people who do visit us seem to like the experience.  Our reviews on Trip Advisor have been vey favorable: 85% of our 177 visitor ratings rank Pybus Market as either “Excellent” or “Very Good.” Here are three recent examples:

    “Charming Market with Good Eateries”

    “This is similar to Pike place market in Seattle, but without the crazy crowds. We went there later in the day, when it            was even less crowded, and it was nice to be able to walk around and look at things. They have some nice restaurants and cute stores.”  Visited April 2017, New Delhi, India

   “Go to go here when you visit Wenatchee”
“Neat little market close to the Columbia River. You can rent bikes to take on the trails, find tasty local food, gaze at   the river and shop in a few of the small shops. It is a covered market so accessible all year around. There is also a nice little drive/walk up coffee stand located just outside the market.” Visited April 2017, Olympia Washington

    “Who would have known?”
“Most travelers bypass downtown Wenatchee on their way from more touristy things. B(ut) downtown has a wonderful stock of old art deco buildings and thriving businesses … The Public Market was most surprising: a mini-version of Seattle’s Pike Place in a former steel products plant. Great for foodies, a bite to eat, and local products.” Visited May 2017, Seattle, Washington

Thank you, visitors, to our wonderful community. We are proud to call the Wenatchee valley our home and we pledge to work heard to continue to earn your high praise.

 

Some of the best BBQ pitmasters — both professional and amateur — in the Pacific Northwest will compete for cash and prizes …. while the public gets to sample some of the cooking at the 3rd Annual “Coastal” Eastern Washington BBQ Championships this Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14. Eighteen (18) competitors are expected for this two-day event at Pybus Market.

Samples of the BBQ cost $1.00 per cup. New this year is the East Wenatchee Rotary Club, which will have their own BBQ food sales station both Saturday and Sunday, ensuring that there will be adequate BBQ samples for the public to enjoy.

A schedule of events can be found here:

http://www.pybuspublicmarket.org/events/3rd-annual-coastal-eastern-washington-bbq-championship-at-pybus-market/#.WRCOyhiZN_8

“Coastal is very excited to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 3rd Annual Eastern Washington BBQ Championship this year at Pybus Market,” said Tammy Cockrill, Coastal Store Manager. “It’s a great community event, fun for the entire family, with the opportunity to sample some of the best barbecue in the Pacific Northwest. My Coastal Team is looking forward to being on hand and visiting with everyone while enjoying the smells of good BBQ,” Cockrill added.

The two-day BBQ compeition involves teams from throughhout the Pacific Northwest and is sanctioned by the  Pacific Northwest Barbeque Association (PNWBA). For additional information, contact Diane Mee from the PNWBA at 425-205-0309.

The BBQ competition coincides with the opening of the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market on Saturday, May 13 from 8am to 1pm in the west parking lot of Pybus. For information about the Farmers Market, see:  http://wenatcheefarmersmarket.com


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