Shop Local - Farmers Markets

One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to browse our local farmers markets.

It’s more than a grocery shopping trip, it’s all about the experience. 

Coming to the farmers market makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore. The farmers market is a community hub—a place to meet up with your friends, bring your children, or just get a taste of small-town life in the midst of our wonderful big city.  We like to take our time, meet the farmers, learn about their process, and and all about their farms.  It’s fun to connect with them and learn about the food you eat. It brings a sense of community and belonging.  Besides, wouldn’t you rather stroll along outdoor stalls of fresh produce on a summer day than roll your cart around a grocery store with artificial lights and piped in music? 

Shopping at your local farmers market is a great way to support our community. Small family farms have a hard time competing in the food marketplace. Buying directly from farmers gives them a better return for their produce and gives them a fighting chance in today’s globalized economy. 

We have put together a list of the local farmers markets including the day and time they are open and some of the special features of each. 

We hope you can make time to visit a few and perhaps, make it a regular part of your summer routine.

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SEATTLE

U-District: Saturdays - Open all year round | 9am-2pm | University Way NE (the “Ave”) between 50th & 52nd, 98105

Food: farm fresh, farmstead artisanal food, meat, poultry, seafood, wine, beer, cider, artisanal and market bites.

Pets welcome.

Parking is by-donation in the U Heights NORTH lot. Free tokens (for 1 hr. at nearby lots) are available at market manager booths. 2 Handicap spots available in the N. & S. lots at U-Heights.

EBT/SNAP accepted.

Capitol Hill: Sundays - Open all year round | 11am-3pm | Broadway Ave E and E. Pine Str.

Food: farm fresh, farmstead artisanal food, meat, poultry, seafood, wine, beer, cider, artisanal and market bites.

Pets welcome.

Street parking is free on Sundays - shopper loading zones available to pick up purchases.

EBT/SNAP accepted.

West Seattle: Sundays - Open all year round | 10am-2pm | California Ave SW & SW Alaska, in the heart of the West Seattle Junction, 98116

Food: farm fresh, farmstead artisanal food, meat, poultry, seafood, wine, beer, cider, artisanal and market bites.

Pets welcome.

Street parking is free on Sundays and in close by West Seattle Junction lots. on Sundays - shopper loading zones available to pick up purchases.

EBT/SNAP accepted.

Columbia City: Wednesdays - May 8 to October 9 | 3pm-7pm | 37th Ave S & S. Edmunds St, off Rainier Ave S., in South Seattle, 98118

Food: farm fresh, meat, poultry, seafood, wine, beer, cider, artisanal and market bites.

Pets welcome.

Street parking is available and most neighborhood lots offer free parking for market shoppers.

EBT/SNAP accepted.

Lake City: Thursdays - June 6 to October 3 | 3pm-7pm | NE 125th & 28th NE, next to the library off of Lake City Way, 98125

Food: farm fresh, farmstead artisanal food, meat, poultry, seafood, wine, beer, cider, artisanal and market bites.

Pets welcome.

Parking is free at the Lake City Library underground garage, entrance is on 28th St.

EBT/SNAP accepted.

Phinney: Fridays - June 7 to September 27 | 3:30pm-7:30pm | N 67th St & Phinney Ave N, in the upper lot at Phinney Neighborhood

Food: farm fresh, meat, poultry, seafood, wine, beer, cider, artisanal and market bites.

Pets welcome.

Parking is free in the lower lot of the PNA and on the street.

EBT/SNAP accepted.

Magnolia: Saturdays - June 1 to November 23 excluding August 5 | 10am-2pm | 33rd Ave W & W. McGraw St. in the Magnolia Village

Food: farm fresh, meat, poultry, seafood, wine, beer, cider, artisanal and market bites.

Pets welcome.

Parking is free on the street.

EBT/SNAP accepted.

Check out https://seattlefarmersmarkets.org for more information and a special events calendar for each market.

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BELLEVUE

Thursdays - May 16 to October 10 excluding July 4 | 3pm-7pm | 1717 Bellevue Way NE - parking lot of Bellevue Presbyterian Church

Food: farm fresh, artisan food, seafood, prepared food, wine, beer, cider.

Parking is free on the street.

More info: https://bellevuefarmersmarket.org

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KIRKLAND

Wednesdays - June to September | 2pm-7pm | Marina Park

Food: farm fresh, artisan food, seafood, meat, eggs, prepared food, processed food, wine, non-profits, food trucks and art.

Parking: https://www.kirklandwa.gov/Page620.aspx

More info: http://kirklandmarket.org

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REDMOND

Saturdays - May 4 to October 26 | 9am-3pm | Leary Way

Food: farm fresh, fish, meat, eggs, plants, gourmet pantry items, delicious lunch options, artisan crafts and entertainment.

More info: http://redmondsaturdaymarket.org

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DUVALL

Thursdays - May 2 to October 10 | 3pm-7pm | On Brown Ave. between NE Richardson & NE Ring

Food: meat pies, kettle corn, flowers, plant starts, fresh produce, mushrooms, berries, cheese, better meat, Georges - North Bend Bakery, baked goods, crafts and kids activities.

Parking is on Main next to Redemption Church (old) Union Bank.

More info: http://duvallfarmersmarket.org

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TACOMA

Eastside: Tuesdays - June to August | 3pm-7pm | 35th & McKinley

Broadway: Thursdays - May to August | 10am-3pm | September - October | 10am-2pm | 9th & Broadway

Point Ruston: Sundays - June to September | 10am-3pm | September - October | 5005 Ruston Way

More info: https://tacomafarmersmarket.com

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PUYALLUP

Saturdays - April 20 to October 12 | 9am-2pm | Pioneer Park and in the Pioneer Park Pavilion - 330 South Meridian Downtown Puyallup

Food: hanging baskets, fresh veggie and fruit starts, flowers, artisan crafts, specialty food vendors, non-profits and entertainment.

More info: https://www.puyallupmainstreet.com/puyallup-farmers-market/

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KENT

Saturdays - June 1 to September 28 - excluding July 13 | 9am-2pm | Town Square Plaza - at the intersection of 2nd Ave and Smith St in downtown Kent

More info: http://kentfarmersmarket.com

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MAPLE VALLEY

Saturdays - June 15 | 9am-2pm | Rock Creek Elementary School - 25700 Maple Valley Black Diamond Road Maple Valley, WA 98038

Food: farm fresh, prepared foods, non-profit, young entrepreneurs, artisan crafts, re-sellers and entertainment.

More info: http://www.maplevalleyfarmersmarket.com

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RENTON

Tuesdays - June - September | 3pm-7pm | Piazza Renton in Downtown Renton

Food: farm fresh, wine, beer, artisan crafts, prepared foods, goodies and food trucks.

More info: https://www.rentonfarmersmarket.com/index.php

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BOTHELL

Fridays - June 2 - September 29 | 12pm-6pm | Center parking lot of Country Village - 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy

Food: locally grown, farm fresh produce, fresh cut flower bouquets, homemade baked goods, artisan crafts and entertainment.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/Bothellfarmersmarket/

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EVERETT

Sundays - May 12 - October 6 | 11am-4pm | Boxcar Park in the Port of Everett

More info: https://everettfarmersmarket.com