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Market returns to Sandy

After a one-month winter break, the Sandy market-bazaar returns next week
by: Jim Hart Linda Smith-Heinrich of Boring arranges a display of her homemade “Hot Dolly’s Pepper Jelly” at a recent market in Sandy. After a short hiatus, the market returns Feb. 4.

Sandy's popular first-Saturday market is returning next week to its most recent venue - the AEC building.

Always providing a variety of vendor products, the market also offers kids something creative to do while their parents peruse the market.

Instead of the usual petting zoo, on the first Saturday of February Market Organizer Carol Cohen will bring in furry alpacas from the Cedar Springs Alpaca Farm on Lusted Road.

Also at the market, kids can expect to find art materials for Valentine's Day waiting for young minds to explore their creativity.

Among the variety of offerings expected at the Feb. 4 market are jewelry, crafts, apples, coffee, homemade pepper jellies and more.

Cohen is looking to the future, and asking for an even wider variety of vendors, including vegetable starts, hanging plants and anything that will be popular in the coming season.

During the spring and summer, the market becomes more of a farmers market, but always includes arts and crafts and hand-made items.

Cohen says the market has a changing theme for each month, which could include baby chicks, tree seedlings or baby rabbits, depending on the season.

By June, Cohen said, the growing market is expected to move to a larger space in the parking lot south of the Sandy City Hall, adjacent to Meinig Park.

For the coming month, however, the market's hours have expanded and include 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, inside the AEC Building, 39085 Pioneer Blvd.

For more information about becoming a vendor, contact Cohen by calling 503-475-2347 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..