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Makers and Growers Market opens

A new market for homemade and homegrown products is popping up with a grand opening Saturday, April 27, at Stevens Homestead LLC, 30709 68th Ave. NW, in north Stanwood.

The Makers and Growers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every last Saturday of the month through September. 

Vendors include friends and neighbors as well as local businesses that offer crafts, garden goods and fiber products from alpacas and sheep. The Stevens offer farm tours to introduce visitors to their alpacas, sheep and chickens. 

In addition to the market, Stevens Homestead will run a farm stand all spring, summer and early fall with garden goods – veggies, flowers, fruit, and more – as they’re available. Learn more about the homestead and get sneak peeks of goods at


John L. Scott realty hosting party

Kerry McGhie is throwing a party to celebrate one year as the owner of John L. Scott realty in Stanwood.

“This is a chance to give back and celebrate the connections we’ve made,” she said. “It’s about what I can do for my clients to give back.”

The celebration runs 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the real estate offices at 26911 98th Drive NW, and features prizes, food from Dos Reales, a bouncy house, a ribbon cutting and local vendors.

“It’s all about keeping it local,” McGhie said of the array of vendors, which include jewelry from an artist on Camano, candles made by a Stanwood artisan and many other local artists.

She said prizes include a barbecue grill from Judd & Black, four Terrace Club Mariners tickets, a glass ball from Glass Quest, items from Ladder Clothing in Stanwood, art from Val Paul Taylor and more.

“We want to be a force out there to help connect the community,” McGhie said of her office, which has grown from six brokers to 16 during the past year. “Bridging the gap between local business and community is key.”

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