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Stadium Fare partners with Free Range Kitchen to support local culinary artists

If you are a local culinary artist and would like to sell your fare at a market but do not have commercial kitchen space, then the Free Range Kitchen in Tacoma might just be the place for you. The Free Range Kitchen is all about connecting people to resources and opportunities. They can help you learn healthy food prep habits and share booth space at markets such as Stadium Fare.

Stadium Fare, Tacoma’s newest bi-weekly market in the Stadium District, is all about local arts, crafts and, of course, fare. The organizers have worked hard to make it a truly unique experience, providing a wide range of different vendors and entertainers. Working with the Free Range Kitchen to help locals share their fare was a no-brainer for Fare organizers. “Stadium Fare is designed to serve as a venue for all the small and aspiring artists and craftspeople throughout greater Tacoma. That holds true for the culinary arts as well. We'd love to have more small, local, craft food providers, and anything we can do to help them get up and on the road to success is something we're interested in,” states Ethan Wing, a Stadium Business District Board member who first envisioned the Stadium Fare idea.

Fare manager Nadine Larsson adds that “the Fare’s partnership with the Free Range Kitchen has allowed more people to sell at the Fare, people who otherwise would not have had the opportunity.”

“I love baking blackberry pies and sharing them with all of my friends. I was ecstatic to learn that I could bake them at the Free Range Kitchen and sell them at Stadium Fare,” relates Heather Mickelson, local novice culinarian and Stadium Fare volunteer.

Because of this partnership with the Free Range Kitchen you will be able to enjoy blackberry pies, pizzas, pesto, vegan cheesecake and smoothies, and ice pops at the next Fare, Saturday, Aug. 17. The Fare runs every other Saturday through September 28, 2013 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. The Fare takes place in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, across from Wright Park and on the corner of South 2nd and South G Street. Learn more about the Fare on their Facebook page, and at

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