The Waimea Town Market, held every Saturday in the Parker School yard, opened in September, 2008 with nine vendors. The Market has continued to grow over the last three years and is now home to over 30 vendors and showcases a wide diversity of products. Offering gourmet meals, and plenty of community-friendly picnic table space to eat and converse, the Market has become a favorite Saturday morning gathering place for residents and visitors alike. Live music is often on tap, and the Market regularly hosts free events for all.
The Market is run for the benefit of Parker School by un-paid volunteers; vendor rents are therefore passed directly to the school and provide a big boost to the school’s educational programs. To date, the Market has raised over $60,000 for the school’s budget. Support for our vendors will allow Parker School to continue to benefit from this significant source of income.