Kent Farmers Market opens for a new season | PHOTOS

Linda Butler and her dog, Miss Nisi, look forward to coming to the Kent Farmers Market each spring.

The Kent woman and her 9-year-old poodle mix are frequent visitors to the Market, which opened last Saturday under mostly sunny skies in Town Square Plaza.

“We like the farmers market and Kent Cornucopia Days,” Butler said. “We enjoy the people. We have many friends here.

“And Nisi has to make her public appearances.”

For the record, Nisi is the official mascot of the market.

The market, a Kent Lions community service project, is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 23 at the plaza, Second Avenue North and West Smith Street.

For more information, visit kentfarmersmarket.com.

Bert Barr blows his trumpet as he entertains passers-by during the opening of the Kent Farmers Market at the Town Square Plaza on Saturday. Bert plays trumpet and percussion and his wife, Rose Marie, plays piano. Together, the Double Barrs perform jazz and swing music from yesteryear. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Madeline Hope and her dog, Early, stroll along Second Avenue North in the Town Square Plaza during the opening of the Kent Farmers Market on Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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