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Carnation man launches new open-air market
The sign is up and the 77th Street Market is open, but then, it’s always open. The new venture by Carnation man Jeff Dunham is an open-air roadside stand, that he hopes will host farmers, ranchers, crafters and other artisans as it starts to grow.
“It’s a lot of different things all at once,” says Dunham, a wood turner who’s selling his own works at the market and planting crops he expects to sell there next year.
The idea behind the 77th Street Market, located just off S.R. 203 on 77th Street, north of Carnation, is to give small home-based businesses an opportunity to sell their products, at no cost. There are no up-front fees; vendors pay for their space on a sliding scale, based on sales. There are also no schedule commitments or minimum quantity requirements. Businesses can set up shop for a day or a season, with as little product as they have.
“There’s no ‘too-small’ category here,” Dunham said.
The 77th Street Market is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Interested vendors can contact Dunham at (425) 395-6028, or send e-mail to email@example.com.