New Seasons buyers to sample local foods, crafts

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New Seasons organic grocery chain plans to host an event called the Home Grown Vendor Fair to connect with local producers at the company’s planned store site in east Vancouver.

The event will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at 2100 S.E. 164th Ave., Suite D, in the Fisher’s Landing Marketplace. New Seasons buyers will be on hand at that time to sample produce, crafts and foods produced by local farmers and artisans.

The Portland-based chain announced plans in March to open its first Vancouver store in the center’s former Albertsons space on the corner of Southeast 164th Avenue and McGillivray Boulevard. The 40,000-square-foot store is slated to open in October.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the date of the event.