The Lake Chelan Recreation Development Foundation is very grateful to Mike Sherer for his generous offer to provide the net profits from the Certified Organic Farmers Market to our organization. We encourage locals and visitors to the Chelan area to support the organic market, which is scheduled to open this summer.

Scott McKellar

Chair of the LCRDF

Certified Organic Farmers Market Plan

(Started Summer 2011)

Thursday Farmers Market.  Photo courtesy of Vince Lovato/Lake Chelan Mirror

Photo Courtesy of Vince Lovato & The Lake Chelan Mirror


On Emerson Street between Riverwalk Inn and Riverwalk Park in downtown Chelan.

(At the corner of Wapato Avenue and Emerson St.)


May 1st through October 1st, Thursdays from 5 to 8:30 pm.


Certified Organic Farmers Market. All venders must be fully Certified Organic Growers, or Organic but exempt from fees (iaw para. 205.101 of Organic Rules) and be willing to display their Food Producer Certificate/credentials at their sales location.


1. Entertainment on corner of Emerson and Wapato each Thursday evening

2. Street closure for half-block of Emerson along side of Riverwalk Inn Hotel .

3. Storyteller for kids

4. Food and beverage service inside hotel (serving same food being sold in the market)

5. Public restrooms available in park

6. Shade provided by Riverwalk Park trees

7. Cool and grassy downtown location

8. Trash receptacles available on site

9. Market Management: First year, the market will be managed by Mike Sherer. Goal for first year management of the market is to be revenue neutral. Any net profits of the market manager, however occurring, would go to Lake Chelan Recreation Development Foundation [a 501 (c)(3) tax deductable organization], dedicated to creating recreational opportunities in the Lake Chelan area. Vendors will be expected to: pay small amount for space rental; provide a sampling of products being sold to the Riverwalk Inn Hotel Chef to produce a timely meal in the hotel; and display their organic credentials at their space.

1. Eat locally
2. Initiate living wage farm jobs
3. Facilitate new young farmers
4. Create an event of merit for downtown Chelan

POTENTIAL VENDORS for this market include:
1. Currently certified organic fruit and vegetable farmers with a certification number
2. Certified organic through compliance with Art. 205.101 of Washington Organic Rules and Regulations(small grower exemption)
a. Certified fruit growers can quickly become certified for vegetables by ordering organic seeds and complying with organic regulations as usual. A certified 2011 crop of vegetables is possible by working with Jeff Collins the local organic inspector. 

For further information:

Mike Sherer

Shererwood Forest Farm

48 Dietrich Rd.

Chelan, WA 98816

Organic Certification # 1663