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