Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market adds a day at fairgrounds

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The Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market is on the grow.

The market is adding another day of service at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds.

Starting this week the market will be open Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., said Fair Manager Cory Hewitt. That expands the operation from Saturdays, when it runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The two-day-a-week schedule will continue through September, Hewitt said.

Berries, sweet onions, cherries, peaches, cucumbers, artisan crafts, jewelry, breads and pastries are all part of the ever-changing offering of goods at the market.

Hewitt said with Orchard Street closed, visitors using Tietan Street entrances at gates 7 and 8 can follow the signs to the market.

‘Reservation Roadshow” is coming back to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute this weekend.

From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the building’s theater, collectors and Tribal members are encouraged to bring their artifacts for appraisal and examination.

Conservators will offer advice on methods of preserving heirlooms, from regalia to photos.

The experts: Conservator Tom Fuller who studied at the Institute of Archaeology, London, and travels nationally for work on institutional and private collections; object appraiser Laurence Tyler, a Pacific Northwest antiques dealer and appraiser for more than 40 years; book appraiser Jack Walsdorf, who has a master’s in library science and worked as a librarian, for booksellers and as a consultant for a search service for out-of-print and hard-to-find books; and photo archivist Richard Engeman, the public historian and archivist behind Oregon Rediviva.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Randall Melton at 541-429-7740.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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