Mukai is also running a mayoral candidate (New York City could get tips from Vashon); their own Ms. Marshall Strawberry, for which the Mukai Farm was renown, lauded by James Beard as the best of all strawberries. The Marshall’s have been listed on Slow Foods’ ‘Most Endangered Foods”. The Marshall strawberry, thanks to B.D. Mukai’s ingenuity, became the strawberry eaten around the United States before WWII. And it all started on Vashon Island. A vote early and often for Ms. Marshall Strawberry will put possibly the first berry (or vegetation) to ever to run as the island’s next Mayor. Visit Mukai Farm & Garden, at 18017 107th Ave SW to find out more strawberry secrets.
Ms. Marshall Strawberry will be collecting votes in her basket at the Saturday Market on Saturday July 11th from 10:30 a.m. to noon and other places around town. No cash? No problem. There will be a QR code for easy, on-line voting. Go to MukaiFarmandGarden.org for more information, and to support improvements and events.