Pybus Public Market Plaza Opens

The new plaza at Pybus Public Market is now open. Construction started in May. There remain a few work items to compete, including landscaping and light poles, which should be completed by late August,” said Steve Robinson, executive director. “The Pybus Plaza Project signals the commitment by Pybus Market Charitable Foundation, the City of Wenatchee and the many “Friends of Pybus” to the continued improvement to our facilities and grounds so as to provide a world class visitor experience to this amazing community asset,” said Daryn Klinginsmith, chairperson of the PMCF Building committee and PMCF board of director. Whitebird Construction is the contractor, and Brad Brisbine of MJ Neal Associates is the architect.

Farmers Market Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary on Saturday July 20 — 8am to 1pm

To celebrate the past forty years and honor all those who have contributed to its success, the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market (WVFM) will offer a very special line-up on Saturday, July 20 from 8 AM to 1 PM. Among the family friendly events are a magician, live folk music, and a raffle of locally made products from market vendors. Kids and adults will love to learn about the honey-making process and find the queen with McGregor’s live beehive, or they can visit play in the dirt with a live composting demonstration from Yaksum Canyon Truck Farm. “We are celebrating farmers and artisans coming together under one metaphorical tent every Saturday, every summer, for forty years. That is a big feat!

Pybus Public Market and Pybus Foundation Announce New Transitional Executive Director

Pybus Public Market and Pybus Foundation board of directors, staff and merchants welcomed their new Transitional Executive Director, Leslie LePore-Freytag to the non-profit organization. LePore-Freytag succeeds departing Executive Director, Steve Robinson. She will lead the Pybus Public Market and Pybus Foundation team as they continue to build on the success established by Mr. Robinson. “It is a good time for me, personally and professionally, to depart. I plan to stay engaged in our great community,” said Mr. Robinson. Mr. Robinson joined Pybus Public Market and Pybus Foundation founders, Mike and JoAnn Walker seven years ago as they built their dream. Pybus Public Market has been embraced by the community and has become the must-see-stop for the travelling public – truly

John Pistoresi Acquires Pybus Cheese Shoppe; Cheesemonger Brand Returns to Pybus Market

Effective July 1, John Pistoresi became the new owner and operator of the Pybus Cheese Shoppe, acquiring it from Barb and Dave Hambleton. Hambleton’s had owned and operated the merchant space at Pybus Market since November 2013. Pistoresi owns the existing Cheesemonger’s Shop in Leavenworth. “I am excited to join the other merchants at Pybus Market who have built such a popular community gathering place,” said Pistoresi. “We expect to build on the success of the Pybus Cheese Shoppe, but we will also expand the selections of cheeses, add additional retail items that are unique and of high quality such as chocolates and preserves, and do a remodel of the space to improve the shopping experience,” added Pistoresi. “We will

Pybus Public Market Launches New Mobile App

Pybus Public Market announces the release of a new mobile application or “app.” The “Pybus App” is free and designed to work on mobile devices like smart phones and tablets in both an android and iOS operating system. The “Pybus App” will include merchant highlights and specials, an event calendar, breaking news about Pybus Market and its merchants, merchant hours, contact information and menus and merchandise information. To download the Pybus App, go to the app store and search for “Pybus Public Market” or follow this link from your mobile device: https://subsplash.com/pybuspublicmarket. The Pybus App is available on the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store. “The Pybus App is a convenient and easy way for the

Solstice Run 5K and Party is Thursday @ 6pm

The second-annual Solstice Run will take place at 6 p.m. this Thursday, June 20, at Pybus Public Market. The run course will begin and end outside Pybus Market. Runners and walkers will travel by Badger Mountain Brewery, 509 Bierwerks, Columbia Valley Brewery and Wenatchee Valley Brewery — the four breweries that make up Wenatchee Brewers Row craft brewery district. Once back at Pybus, there will be a post-race party in the Local Tel Events Center at Pybus to celebrate the Solstice. Each brewery will be pouring their beers. And there will be giveaways every hour and live music. This family friendly event also will include non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Please note: If you are planning on having a beer, you

Katja Rowell departing; Pybus Market seeking new Pybus University volunteer coordinator

Pybus Market extends a warm and grateful thank-you to Katja Rowell, our volunteer Pybus University coordinator, who is departing this role. Katja has done a remarkable job picking up where Jennifer Burke left off and creating some meaningful and informative Pybus University classes for the last couple years, while adding additional structure to the program. We will miss Katja’s thoroughness, organizational skills and passion for “the adventure of lifelong learning.” We are seeking a new volunteer Pybus University coordinator. Katja has already set the Fall class lineup, so it is a perfect time to assume this very part-time role. If you have a interest in lifelong learning and want to be a part of the Pybus experience, please call Steve

Pybus Plaza Project

The work now undergoing in the round-about area immediately south of Pybus Market is the much anticipated construction of what will be known as the Pybus Plaza. The work will eliminate much of the dirt, mud and potholes that have plagued the area since Pybus Market opened in May, 2013 and replace it with European style pavers, new sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, a water fountain and future art sculpture. The end result will be the creation of a gorgeous public square or community thoroughfare that provides easy pedestrian access to the Apple Capital Loop Trail and Pybus Market. The 12 parking stalls – including 4 handicapped stalls – will be retained, although the Plaza area will sometimes be closed to car