September 24, 2015
NEW — 4:10 p.m. Sept. 24, 2015
Gold’s Gym Issaquah is holding a blood drive Sept. 25 to honor Elizabeth Buder, better known as “Scout,” the 4-year-old Issaquah girl sickened by E. coli poisoning after visiting the Issaquah Farmers Market in August.
The blood drive is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the gym, 1025 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Anyone can participate, you do not have to be a member of the gym, said Gold’s Christian Bollinger.
Why did Gold’s decide to get involved?
“It just seemed like a good idea, something respectful to do for the little girl,” he said.
September 22, 2015
Wow, that was quick. The summer is over and the first day of autumn was officially Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Looking back, for whatever reason, I got so little done this sunny season, especially when it comes to attending Issaquah events. I didn’t make it to a single Tuesday night Concert on the Green. My wife usually succeeds in dragging me to the Farmers Market at least one Saturday a year. Didn’t happen this time. So I’ll blame her for that one.
September 17, 2015
NEW – 10:55 a.m. Sept. 17, 2015
Celebrate the arrival of fall with an Apple Fest at this Saturday’s farmers market.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., visitors can sample a variety of apples and vote for their favorite.
There will also be farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, baked goods, specialty cooking mixes, handmade arts and crafts and more.
September 1, 2015
NEW — 12:07 p.m. Sept. 1, 2015
While a county health official would not give an exact time frame, county health investigators are following six confirmed cases of human E. coli bacteria infection, including two cases linked to the Issaquah Farmers Market and two linked to the Sammamish Farmers Market.
The link between all the cases is alleged to be a Mexican food truck, Los Chilangos, which visited both the Issaquah and Sammamish farmers markets, said Hilary Karasz, a spokeswoman for Public Health — Seattle and King County.
“We have an active E. coli outbreak… we are investigating,” Karasz said.
Karasz would not discuss the age or gender of the people sickened.
August 1, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 1, 2015
Celebrate Farmers Market Week with a visit to the Issaquah Farmers Market.
Issaquah’s market is joining other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and farmers markets to recognize the 16th annual National Farmers Market Week — Aug. 2-8.
Farmers markets offer fresh, seasonal food grown by small farms in Washington. Those purchases create stronger local food economies and support more than 1,000 unique farms.
July 29, 2015
NEW — 10:50 a.m. July 29, 2105
If you have ever been jealous of gardeners in Eastern Washington who grow big Beefsteak tomatoes by the buckets full, this would’ve been a good year to put up a challenge.
Every year, I struggle to get a few Sun Golds and Sweet 100s from pots on my shady deck, while those people east of the mountains are downing giant, sweet, juicy, fresh-picked tomatoes by the dozen. It is not fair.
July 27, 2015
NEW — 5 p.m. July 27, 2015
The Issaquah Farmers Market is in the running to receive national recognition from American Farmland Trust, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to saving farmland for the next generation.
The community is encouraged to visit the market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 26 and then endorse the market by visiting the website markets.farmland.org.
The American Farmland Trust’s seventh-annual Farmers Market Celebration calls on shoppers to help identify the best of America’s farmers markets. The organization asks market visitors to focus their evaluation on four special areas — Focus on Farmers, Healthy Food for All, Pillar of the Community and Champion for the Environment.
Visitors are also encouraged to post pictures and videos of Issaquah’s Farmers Market to Instagram using American Farmland Trust’s hashtag #OnMyFork and our market hashtag #FreshFromIssy.
May 24, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 24, 2015
The 15th annual Hobby & Volunteer Expo returns to the Issaquah Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
Experience interactive activities, meet friendly faces and connect with the community. The event is open to all ages, and is especially good for new community members, recently retired residents and students seeking programs in which to earn community service hours.
May 20, 2015
One of the biggest changes out of many here at The Issaquah Press since your friendly staff photographer signed on 18 years ago has been in how we make and use the images in our newspaper and on our website.
What most may already know but gives me great pleasure to point out as a reminder is how many photo galleries you can browse through with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger at www.issaquahpress.com/category/photogallery and the other newspapers we publish — Sammamish Review, SnoValley Star and Newcastle News.
May 5, 2015