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Sat. May 2, 2020

Farmers Market

Sat. May 2, 2020 9:00 am

Anacortes Farmers Market ... Our popular "online" farmers market is back again!  As we start to work toward our goal of re-opening "in-person" sometime soon, we also plan to have a few vendors/food trucks on site. 

By ordering your products from farmers market vendors remotely then "picking up" your pre-packed order at the Depot, we can all do our part to support local businesses, enjoy tasty food options, and keep our community healthy and safe.

Step 1: Click HERE to shop our secure online storefront between now and April 29th at 10pm and support your farmers market vendors!

Step 2: Pre-pay for your order with your debit/credit card, Paypal, or any of the other methods accepted on our online store  You will receive an automated order conformation with an order number.
EBT USERS: click "cash on delivery" and bring your EBT card to the Depot when you pick up your order to complete your transaction. All other transactions MUST be pre-paid.

Step 3: Head down to the Depot (corner of 7th St & R Ave) to pick up your order on Saturday, May 2.  On the day before (May 1) AFM will assign you a "target pickup window".  Please do your best to pick up your order during this window to help us stagger crowds.  However, if you are unable come during your target window, that's OK - as long as you come to depot between 9am and 2pm we will be able to help you.  Be sure to remember your order number - we will not be able to find your products without it.PRE-PAID ORDERS THAT ARE NOT PICKED UP BY 2PM WILL BE RETURNED TO THE VENDOR OR DONATED.

Can't leave your home? Have a friend or family member pick up your order or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if we can accommodate a porch delivery. (Delivery is not available for EBT orders and is limited to locations on Fidalgo Island only)

Information about Vendors Onsite
Only vendors classified as "essential" within the meaning of the Governor's Stay at Home Order are allowed. These include vendors in the following categories: Food and Drink, Nursery and Horticulture, and Soap.  Food and drink purchased from these vendors will be packaged "to-go" and should not be consumed onsite.
All onsite vendors accept cash and some accept credit/debit cards.  If you have tokens at home, you may bring them to spend, but AFM will not be selling new tokens (except EBT tokens) on May 2. We plan to resume our token service for debit and credit cards ASAP, but our highest priority is maintaining a clean and safe site for vendors, customers, and market staff.

The current Governor's order does not expire until May 4, so it will be in effect during this weekend's market.
Follow the market's health and safety plan by minding the following requirements:
1. Stay 6 feet away from others to the extent possible at all times.
2. Wash your hands before you visit, when you get home, and frequently while you are here.  A handwash station with warm water, soap, and single use paper towels will be available to the public.
3. Do not linger; shoppers should get in and out with minimal social contact.
4. Do not touch products on display.  Tell the vendor what you want and they will pick it up for you.
5. Avoid eating or drinking onsite.  AFM will not have cafe tables or seating available.
6. Wear a secure mask if you have one.

Sun. May 3, 2020

Online: Bill Mitchell Documentary

All day

Please join fans of Bill Mitchell and his murals on Sunday, May 3, 2020 – remotely – for Bill Mitchell Day.

Watch the new Bill Mitchell documentary film, made by Corin Noronha, premiering on the Anacortes Museum YouTube channel.

Find out more about the history and the future of the Anacortes Mural Project at

Mon. May 4, 2020

Online: Regional Town Hall Live

Mon. May 4, 2020 6:00 pm

Join Sen. Liz Lovelett, Rep. Debra Lekanoff, Rep. Alex Ramel, Rep. Dave Paul and Rep. Sharon Shewmake for a Virtual Community Conversation on May 4th at 6pm on Facebook Live. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on public health, the economy, and our way of life. The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order has been tough on all of us, but it’s necessary to save lives. As work to defeat the virus continues, we are here to listen to your concerns and are actively seeking creative solutions to help more people in more ways.

You can submit questions ahead of time to: 

Also be sure to check out for the most recent information and resources available to help you and your family during pandemic.

Online: City Council meeting

Mon. May 4, 2020 6:00 pm

Regular meeting of the City Council. Online... Meetings may be viewed live or viewed after the fact on the City of Anacortes website or on Channel 10. The public may also listen to the meeting by phone: 312-757-3121, Access Code: 373-576-877. The public is encouraged to comment via email or written comment addressed to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221. Public comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will become part of the record for the meeting, just as if presented in person.

Tue. May 5, 2020

Online: Tuesday Talk - Geology of Fidalgo Island

Tue. May 5, 2020 7:00 pm

Friends of Skagit Beaches in collaboration with the Anacortes Public Library present: Geology of Fidalgo Island by Scott Petersen
May 5, 2020 at 7 pm. Join on Zoom 

Wed. May 6, 2020

Online: COVID-19 Community Briefing

Wed. May 6, 2020 4:00 pm

You can watch live on Channel 10, or the following day at 9AM, 2PM, and 6PM. If you want to watch the meeting live on the City’s website click Watch Meetings (under the City Council tab on the website) and at 4 pm when the Mayor starts her briefing there will be an option to "watch live" on your computer! This is the same viewing format as the City Council meetings. Please note that the link to watch it live will not be available until 4 pm. If you miss the live briefing you can also watch it on the website the next day on the city's COVID-19 information page.

Sat. May 9, 2020

Farmers Market

Sat. May 9, 2020 9:00 am

Anacortes Farmers Market, Saturday, May 9. 7th St & R Ave. 

Health & Safety.  The Anacortes Farmers Market has worked closely with our partners at the state and with other farmers markets in Washington state to implement a health and safety plan for our site. We ask that you please review the rules below before visiting us and follow them while you are here.Onsite Vendors
This week, our farmers, flower/nursery, and food vendors will be at the market  sell their products on-site.   These vendors have been deemed "essential" by the Governor's Stay at Home order.  Scroll to the bottom of this e-mail to see the list of vendors that will be there tomorrow.Alternative Purchasing Options

It is our highest priority to maintain a safe and clean site to protect our vendors, customers, staff, and volunteers. In order to focus on those requirements,  we will no longer be able to offer a centralized online purchasing option except for the vendors who are non-essential and therefore not permitted to be on site. 

. To better accommodate the customers who found that helpful, many of our vendors will be offering customers the option to pre-order directly with them.  CLICK HERE to find a link to contact information and instructions for placing orders with vendors directly for pickup at market. This resource will be updated over time as we work with our vendors to get this information.  We appreciate your patience as the vendors work to figure out the best ways to take preorders directly from customers.Thank you for your support and flexibility during this dynamic time.


Rules for Everyone

  1. Keep a 6’ distance between yourself and other people.
  2. Wear a mask if you have one.
  3. Practice good hygiene - wash your hands with soap and water before you visit, while you are here at one of our handwash stations, and when you get home.
  4. Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms.

Rules for Customers

  1. Follow and obey all signs, markers, barriers, and instructions from market staff or volunteers. We are limiting the number of customers in the market at any one time to promote social distancing.
  2. Do not touch products on display - ask the vendor to get it for you.
  3. Keep pets at home (except registered service animals).
  4. Do not linger - get in, buy your products, and get out with minimal social contact.
  5. No eating or drinking onsite.
  6. Pay using a card or exact change (if possible).
  7. Shop 1 person per household (if possible).

Our vendors will also be following our health and safety plan, and the market will be enforcing the rules for vendors and customers.

Vendor List for May 9

this list is accurate to the best of our ability but it is subject to last minute changes

3 Generations Jam – jams & syrups
Arbia Pizza – pizza “to go”
Breadfarm – baked goods
Bruce Bowen Bees – honey
Drink Your Veggies – juice “to go”
Frog’s Song Farm – produce
Holmquist Hazelnuts – hazelnuts
Jalilliah’s Cookies – sweet baked goods
JuneBug Ferments – fermented kraut and kvass
Moondance Farm – produce
Njordic Mountain Apiary – honey and honey-based products
North Whidbey Farms – goat cheese and soaps
Pinoy Taste – Filipino food “to go”
Samish Bay Cheese -dairy
Skiyou Ranch – beef
Sturgis Sweets – kettle corn “to go”
Vivi’s Kitchen – Mexican food “to go”
Yeng Gardens – prepackaged flower bouquets

Mon. May 11, 2020

Online: City Council meets

Mon. May 11, 2020 6:00 pm

 Meeting of the Anacortes City Council... available online and on Comcast channel 10. 

** Per Section 3 of Anacortes Resolution 2082 Ratifying Proclamation of Emergency and Providing Temporary Procedures to Respond to the COVID-19 Epidemic, adopted by the Anacortes City Council on March 16, 2020: • All in-person Committee meetings of the City Council are cancelled. Council and committee meetings may be held telephonically regardless of whether the City has the capability of video recording meetings. • The public comment portion of Council meetings and any scheduled public hearings are temporarily suspended to discourage public in-person attendance of City Council meetings. • Meetings may be viewed live or viewed after the fact on the City of Anacortes website or on Channel 10. • The public may also listen to the meeting by phone: 312-757-3121, Access Code: 373-576-877 • The public is encouraged to comment via email or written comment addressed to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221. Public comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will become part of the record for the meeting, just as if presented in person.


1. Call to Order

2. Announcements and Committee Reports
a. COVID-19 Update
b. Fiber Committee
c. Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee
d. Planning Committee
3. Consent Agenda (Action)
a. Minutes of May 4, 2020
b. Approval of Claims in the amount of: $373,830.39
c. Contract Award: WTP Power Generation - TSP/HMI Modernization Upgrade  #20-129-WTR-001
4. Other Business
a. Resolution 2088: Waiving the State Competitive Bidding Requirements for Purchase
of Hyper-Converged Server Cluster Parts from XByte Technologies (Discussion/Possible
b. Resolution 2089: Waiving the State Competitive Bidding Requirements for Purchase
of Hyper-Converged Server Cluster Parts from Alltech Resources LLC
(Discussion/Possible Action)
c. Contract Award: Hyper-Converged Server Cluster: Dell Servers R740XD
#20-130-ITS-001 (Discussion/Possible Action)
5. Adjournment

Tue. May 12, 2020

Online: Anacortes Mill History and Shoreline Cleanup

Tue. May 12, 2020 7:00 pm

Part 2: Anacortes Mill History and Shoreline Cleanup by Betty Carteret

Wood mills were an important foundation of the early growth of the Anacortes economy starting in the 1870s and continuing for a century.  The mills helped Anacortes become what it is today but left behind an unintended legacy of environmental damage to the shoreline of Fidalgo Bay.  That’s not the end of the story though. The Anacortes Baywide Cleanup that started around 2007 has cleaned up and restored habitat at a number of these mill sites reestablishing wildlife habitat and recreation areas for the community.  Betty Carteret, will share the “Trail Tales” story of these events.

Three Ways to Join this Presentation
1.  Click on the following link to open Zoom in your internet browser: 
Zoom Link to Anacortes Mill History Presentation

2.  To join using the Zoom App: Open the Zoom App on your computer, tablet or mobile device and then enter the meeting ID and password below.
Meeting ID: 814 2915 9526
Password: 494102

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Dial one of the numbers listed below. 

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Then you will be prompted to enter the Meeting ID and Password.

Meeting ID: 814 2915 9526
Password:  494102

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