Tilth Market features fishing resorts

Jim & Johns Resort on Columbia Beach is among Bill Haroldson’s topics at the Tilth Farmers Market Sunday.

Bill Haroldson will present illustrated talks about early fishing resorts on Whidbey Island on Father’s Day, June 16, at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market.

Haroldson, a well-known researcher for the South Whidbey Historical Society, will have books telling the history of South Whidbey Island for sale. His own book will soon be published.

The market is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Haroldson will be available all day with PowerPoint presentations and posters. He has collected photos and information about what happened after salmon traps were outlawed in the 1930s, describing how the resort industry was started on South Whidbey.

Enjoy live fiddle and saxophone music by the accomplished 17-year-old Marena Solerno Collins while market visitors shop and picnic. Snow peas, carrots and strawberries have arrived and there are plenty of other seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as lots of crafts and nursery products. Enjoy cold organic lemonade or hot coffee and brunch for take out or to eat on site.

More than just a market, visitors may tour the shaded woodland trail, community gardens, children’s playhouse, sandbox and chickens. The market location is 2812 Thompson Road, off Highway 525. Those with SNAP cards are welcome and several vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons.

Contact Titlh Market Manager Lynae Slinden for more information at market@southwhidbeytilth.org or call 360-632-4451.

Haroldson may be reached at wharolds@whidbey.com or 360-341-6090.