In early 2008, a group of people, including growers, farmers, local business people, educators and just interested citizens met to discuss a model of community-based sustainable agriculture in Chewelah, WA. The initiatives were many and diverse, but the group chose to focus on one idea that they felt could be implemented rather quickly, and that was creating a Farmers Market. A Friday in late July of that same year marked the first day of the Chewelah Farmers Market. The response was immediate and positive, and in the short time since the market has continued on a trajectory of positive and vibrant growth.