Farm King County is multi-stakeholder collaboration between organizations committed to expanding the local agricultural economy by connecting local farmers to services, information, and technical resources that make it easier to farm and grow farm businesses in King County. The foundation of this effort is this comprehensive web-based directory of farming resources that contains information relevant to starting, operating and growing a successful farm enterprise. Supporting the web-based directory is a network of technical experts that are available to answer questions, assist in navigating the directory, and connect users to organizations and service providers that can provide additional support.
This project supports the goals of King County’s Local Food Initiative, which serves as a roadmap for strengthening the local food system and increasing access to healthy, affordable food. More information about the Local Food Initiative can be found on the King County website.
Plus, plenty of available street parking if you don't mind walking a block or two. See you Saturday, 9am-2pm.
The Neighborhood Farmers Markets is the largest Farmers Market organization in Washington State, operating 7 vibrant producer-only neighborhood markets in the Seattle area, 5 days a week, serving over 400,000 shoppers annually and bringing in 120 local farmers. Our markets are consistently recognized as some of the best Farmers Markets in the country and our organization is a leader in the local food movement. Each week, our Farmers Markets transform Seattle’s city spaces into community centers of commerce, luring shoppers into the markets with sights, smells and tastes of locally grown and crafted foods.
With help from sponsors we fulfill our mission of supporting and strengthening Washington’s small family farms by creating successful Neighborhood Farmers Markets. If you are interested in showcasing your company’s commitment to the local environment and healthy, happy communities, please consider a Neighborhood Farmers Market sponsorship. Sponsorship levels are outlined on the following page and are adjustable to meet your company’s needs.
For more information, please contact Anna Sparks, Development and Outreach Coordinator
(E) Anna@SeattleFarmersMarkets.org or (T) 206.632.5234
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PCC will be bringing their Taste Mobile on site to the market to host interactive activities for kids of all ages, such as making your own salad dressing. It's free and open to the public!!
Stay tuned for more dates... The first one is happening Wednesday, August 5th 3-6pm
Thank you to Whole Foods for their support of local farmers markets!
There may even be a turkey or two available this weekend. Most farmers took orders a while ago and most birds are usually spoken for by now, but there can be last-minute changes...ask at the market info tent for assistance finding farmers who may have turkeys.
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- Dave Sharp
The best way to keep on top of which vendors are returning or leaving, and what products are available, is by subscribing to our Ripe and Ready Newsletter. Alternatively, you can 'like' your neighborhood Farmers Market on Facebook and get information there. All Facebook pages are linked on the market pages, under the market logo.
Bicycle Benefits is a program that supports cycling AND local businesses, by providing discounts and deals you can only get if you bike there and show your Bicycle Benefits helmet sticker ($5 at participating businesses).
To get discounts and deals from local businesses including the Farmers Markets, simply purchase your helmet sticker at any of our market info tents, and you'll instantly receive a Market Bucks coupon to spend at the market!
Each week that you ride your bike to the market and show your helmet sticker, you'll get another $2 coupon to spend at the market that day (one coupon only per market day).
You can find more information about the program here.
The 2016 Incredible Feast will be held at the beautiful Center for Urban Horticulture on Sunday, October 16th from 5 to 8pm!
Tickets are on sale now - Purchase online here!
Our extremely popular annual fundraiser features over fifteen of Seattle’s best and most innovative chefs, paired with market farmers to create an incredible feast of unique and delicious bites, showcasing fresh farm ingredients. PLUS: local breweries, wineries, lovely music, carnival style games and a fabulous silent auction (featuring gourmet local food & culture).
Farmers & Chefs TBA!!
Chefs will include...
Tamara Murphy of Terra Plata - Charles Warpole of Blind Pig Bistro - Dylan Giordan of Piatti - Taichi Kitamura of Sushi Kappo Tamura - Desmond Bonow of The Carlile Room - Carla Leonardi of Cafe Lago - Chester Gerl of Gracia - Heong Soon Park of Chan Seattle - Karen Jurgensen of Seattle Culinary Academy - Cameron Hanin of Ma'ona - Matthew Lewis of Roux - Paul Osher of Porchop & Co. - Andy Dekle of Maree Bistro - Jessie Smith of Sisters and Brothers - Sam Crannell of LloydMartin - Autumn Martin of Hot Cakes - Brandan Karow of Tavolata
Farms will include...
Glendale Shepherd - Tieton Farm & Creamery - Collins Family Orchards - Skagit River Ranch - Steel Wheel Farm - Farmbox Greens - Kittitas Valley Greenhouse - Present Tense Farm - Early Bird Farm - Tonnemaker Family Orchard - Rama Farm - Hayton Farms - Olsen Farms - Goose and Gander Garm - Skinny Kitty Farms - Nash's Organic Produce - Loki Fish Co. - Whistling Train Farm - Oh Yeah Farms - Alvarez Organic Produce - Willie Green's - Local Roots - Hama Hama Co. - Growing Washington - Let Us Farm - Booth Canyon Orchards - Farmbox Greens
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Special Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!
Thank you to our farmers, chefs, volunteers, sponsors, donors and guests for making An Incredible Feast such a fabulous event every year since 2005! We are celebrating over $110,000 in emergency farm relief distributed through the Good Farmer Fund since its inception in 2008 - entirely funded by the Feast and individual donors. Our organization also continues to be at the of important food access programs at all farmers markets, enabling low-income families and individuals to purchase fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce from local farms.
Widely regarded as Seattle's BEST food event, the Incredible Feast allows you to hobnob with many of Seattle’s best chefs – plus over two dozen fabulous local farmers - and enjoy an incredible cornucopia of local and seasonal flavors.
Note: you can also donate to the Good Farmer Fund through our website! No donation is too small - every amount helps.
Contact Anna(at)SeattleFarmersMarkets(dot)org to inquire about event details and sponsorship opportunities.