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Tualatin Farmers Market's second season opens June 17

When the Tualatin Farmers Market opens for its second season on Friday, June 17, market-goers will see expanded product lines, more hot food offerings and a lineup of professional musicians each week until the end of the season on Sept. 30.

According to founder Beth Roach, the market's opening day celebration, presented by Whole Foods and Pacific Natural Foods, will kick off at 4 p.m. on June 17 with a couple dozen vendors set up at the Tualatin Commons. Music will be by Ellen Whyte and Dana Fontaine, preceded by Tualatin's own Vocal Effects.

An interactive map showing the vendors and their locations is available at tualatinfarmersmarket.com, along with lots of other market-related information.

Roach said another new feature at the market this year will be a community booth staffed by local groups so people can find out what's going on in and around Tualatin.

Kiwanis Club members will be collecting food for the food bank at the information booth, she added.

'We are hoping that local gardeners who have extra produce to contribute will bring it by,' Roach said.

Parallel 45 is hosting a luncheon fundraiser to benefit the farmers market on today (Thursday) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 8294 S.W. Nyberg St. in Tualatin. Donations of $10 get slow-roasted pork, side dishes and a drink.