The Sitka Farmers Market is back, with seven markets on tap this summer. Several vendors are returning and a variety of new vendors as well, offering arts, crafts, and prepared foods – from crepes to smoothies to caramels.

Market Manager Nina Vizcarrondo was joined by Sitka Local Foods Network President Charles Bingham to talk about new innovations at the market, including a kids vendor program, featured cooks, and a matching program where SNAP and WIC clients can double up to $20 of their benefits in local produce.

Listen to the interview here:

Downloadable audio.

The first market takes place on Saturday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall (235 Katlian St.). The other markets are on Saturdays, July 15July 29Aug. 12Aug. 19Sept. 2, and Sept. 9, – same time, same place.