Thursday, March 31, 2011

Farmers Markets

Every spring, we look forward to the season of Farmers Markets all across the Sound. The Puyallup Farmers Market is our home-town market, we go about once a month and enjoy a German pretzel with mustard or a frosted cupcake; bring home a carton of Black Sheep Creamery cheese or fresh salsa; and if I haven't already purchased our produce, a week's worth of fresh vegetables and fruits. In 2006, my Mom, my sister and I participated in the Des Moines Waterfront Market.  We called ourselves Buttercup Bakery, selling scones, muffins, cupcakes, granola, dessert and yeast breads. This was a great experience, and hard work! It made me appreciate all the efforts that go into providing  homegrown goods.

Missoula, MT Farmer's Market

Here is a regional listing of all the Farmer's Markets I could find in the greater Puget Sound:

King County
Bellevue: Th, 3-7pm, May -Oct, Bellevue Way NE.
Crossroads: T, noon-5pm, May-Oct, Crossroads Bellevue Mall/156th Ave NE and NE 8th St, Bellevue.
Burien: Th, 11am-6pm, May-Oct, SW 152nd and 5th SE.
Carnation: T, 3-7pm, May-Sept, SR 203, Tolt Ave and Bird St.
Des Moines: S, 10am-2pm, Des Moines Marina at S 277th and Dock St.
Duvall: Th, 3-7pm, June-Oct, 1st Ave NE and Stephens.
Federal Way: S, 9am-3pm, May-Oct, The Commons Mall, 320th and Pacific Hwy.
Issaquah: S, 9am-2pm, April-Oct, 1730-10th Ave NE (Pickering Barn).
Kent: S, 9am-2pm, June-Sept, corner of 2nd and Smith St.
Kirkland: W, 2-7pm, May-Oct, Park Ln E, between 3rd and Main.
Juanita Beach: F, 3-7pm, May-Oct, 9703 NE Juanita Dr at Juanita Beach.
Lake Forest Park: Sun, 11am-4pm, May-Oct, Lake Forest Park Town Center, corner of Ballinger Way and Bothell Way.
Mercer Island: Sun, 11am-3pm, Aug-Sept, on SE 32nd St at the north end of Mercerdale Park.
North Bend: Th, 4-8pm, June-Sept, Si View Park at SE Orchard Dr.
Redmond: S, 9am-3pm, May-Oct, 7730 Leary Way at Bear Creek Pkwy.
Renton: T, 3-7pm, June-Sept, S 3rd St, between Logan and Burnett Ave S.
Sammamish: W, 4-8pm, May-Oct, 801 228th Ave SE.
Snoqualamie: S, 10-3pm, June-Oct, King St (next to the Historic Train Depot).
Woodinville: S, 9am-3pm, May-Oct, NE 145 St, just East of St.Michelle Winery.

Seattle Neighborhoods
Ballard: Sun, 10am-3pm, year round
Belltown: Th, 3:30-7:30pm, July-?
Broadway: Sun, 11am-3pm
Cascade: Th, 3-7pm, June-?, Pike Place Market
City Hall: T, 10am-2pm, June-?, Pike Place Market
Columbia City: W, 3-7pm.
Fremont: Sun, 10am-4pm, year round.
Georgetown: S, 10am-4pm, June-?
Lake City: Th, 3-7pm, June-?
Madrona: F, 3-7pm.
Magnolia: S, 10am-2pm, June-?
Meadowbrook: Sun, 11am-3pm, June-?
Phinney: F, 3-7pm.
Queen Anne: Th, 3-7pm.
South Park: S, 10am-3pm.
U District: S, 9am-2pm, year round.
Wallingford: W, 3-7pm.
West Seattle: Sun, 10am-2pm, year round.

Pierce County
Gig Harbor: W, 11am-4pm, June-Aug, 3207 Harborview Dr on the waterfront at Skansie Brothers Park.
Gig Harbor: S, 8:30-2:30pm, Apr-Sept, Kimball Dr. (Park N Ride).
Key Peninsula: Sun, noon-4pm, May-Sept, 15610 92nd St KPN (in Lakebay outside O'Callahan's Pub.
Orting: S, 9am-2pm, July-Aug, Orting North Park.
Puyallup: Sun, 10am-2pm, May-Aug, Pioneer Park (just off S Meridian between E Pionner and 4th Ave SW.
Puyallup: S, 10am-2pm, May-Oct, Downtown (Pioneer Park Pavilion).
South Hill: S, 10am-4pm, May-Oct, Meridian E and 156th.
Steilacoom: T, 3-7pm, June-Aug, Downtown Steilacoom (Multi-Purpose Courts on Lafayette St).
Tacoma: T, 3:30-7:30pm, June-Sept, on North Pine St between 6th Ave and 7th Ave.
Tacoma: S, 9am-2pm, Apr-Nov, N 27th and Proctor St.
Tacoma: Th, 9am-2pm, May-Oct, Downtown Tacoma, Broadway, between 9th and 11th.

Kitsap County
Bainbridge Island: S, 9am-1pm, Apr-Oct, Winter Market: Nov-Dec, City Hall Park, Madison Ave.
Bremerton: Th, 4-7:30pm, May-Oct, Seaside Community Church, corner of Park Ave and Sheldon Blvd across from Evergreen Park.
Kingston: S, 9am-2pm, Apr-Oct, Mike Wallace Park at Washington and Central.
Port Gamble: Sun, 11am-5pm, Apr-Oct, Hwy 104 and Puget Way.
Port Orchard: S, 9am-3pm, Apr-Oct, Waterfront Marine, Behind Bay St.
Poulsbo: S, 9am-1pm, Apr-Oct, 7th Ave and Iverson, Poulsbo Village Medical/Dental Center.
Silverdale Peninsula: T, 11am-4pm, May-Sept, Red Lion Hotel Parking Lot on Bucklin Hill Rd.

Snohomish County
Edmonds Garden Market: S, 9am-2pm, May-June, Bell St and 5th Ave N.
Edmonds Full Market: S, 9am-3pm, July-Oct, Bell St and 5th Ave N.
Everett: Sun, 11am-4pm, June-Sept, 1520 W Marine View Dr, Everett.
Mukilteo: W, 3-7pm, June-Sept, 609 Front St, Mukilteo.
Snohomish: Th, 3-7:30pm, May-Sept, 1st St and Cedar Ave. 

Whatcom County
Bellingham: S, 10am-3pm, Apr-Dec, Downtown at Railroad on Chestnut.
Fairhaven: W, 12-5pm, June-Sept, on the Village Green behind Village Books.
Ferndale: S, 9am-3pm, Apr-Oct, Main St and Front Ave.

Thurston County
Olympia: Thur-Sun, 10am-3pm, Apr-Oct, 700 Capitol Way N.
Tenino: S, 10am-3pm, June-Sept, Tenino Elementary School, 301 Old Hwy 99.
Tumwater: W, 11am-2pm, May-Oct, Capitol Blvd and Israel Rd.
Yelm: M-F, 10am-6pm, S, 10-5pm, July-Oct, 14741 Lawrence Lake Rd SE. 

 Sunny Flowers

 Red Potatoes

Fresh Lemonade at The People's Market, Missoula, MT.

I heart community.

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