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St Jude Tuna is named a finalist in the national Good Food Awards!

Congratulations to Seattle's own F/V St Jude and their delicious tuna!

Seattle's own St Jude Tuna has been named a finalist in the national Good Food Awards! The awards are designed to represent not just the best of America’s growing food movement, but the best of America.
 
“Being named finalist reconfirms all the hard work that goes into developing a sustainable canned tuna product – and the trust that our customers both in the Seattle area and around the nation place in us,” said Joe Malley, captain of Fishing Vessel St. Jude. “We are proud to be a part of greater Seattle’s vibrant food movement.”

FV St. Jude has been selling their excellent tuna to new and loyal customers at U-District, Columbia City and other Seattle farmers markets for many years, and we are delighted to congratulate them on their well-earned recognition!

Find out more here, and learn about deals on their products here.

Giving Tuesday - support local farms, farmers markets and the Good Farmer Fund

November 29, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, kicks off the season of giving. Your donation to the NFM Farmers Markets is tax-deductible!

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Farm King County - Tools and Resources

Whether you are just starting out in farming or a seasoned producer looking to diversify your business through the creation of a value-added enterprise, Farm King County is here to assist you with all your farm business questions.

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.

Metropolitan Market at Magnolia Farmers Market

Thank you to Metropolitan Market: A sustaining market sponsor for the Magnolia Farmers Market 2016 Season.

Special thanks to Mt Baker Windermere for sponsoring music tent!

Thank you to the Mount Baker Windermere team who has been a great community partner and long term sponsor of the Columbia City Farmers Market.
Check our our new Ripe and Ready Blog!!

Check our our new Ripe and Ready Blog!!

Featuring farmer stories, recipes, cooking adventures and more.

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Father's Day at the Farmers Markets

Bring your Dad to the farmers markets and stroll through delicious foods, beverages, music and fun.

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Thanks to sponsor, The Lumley Team with Windermere!

Thanks to sponsor, The Lumley Team with Windermere!

Special thank you to the fabulous folks with the Lumley Team at Windermere for sponsoring the Phinney Farmers Market this year. Their support helps bring people in the community together and helps Washington state farmers bring their products to you, every Friday from 3:30-6:30pm. Come stop by and say hi to your neighbors this week!

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Celebrate Farmers Markets Week: August 7 - 13

Celebrate Farmers Markets Week: August 7 - 13

Join us at one of our 7 farmers markets across the city: Columbia City, Lake City, Phinney, Magnolia, U-District, Capitol Hill and West Seattle!

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MORE parking at U-District Farmers Market

Over 55 one hour parking spots are available in the north and south lots of U-Heights Center just west of the market.

Plus, plenty of available street parking if you don't mind walking a block or two. See you Saturday, 9am-2pm.

Sponsor Your Neighborhood Farmers Market

Meet face-to-face with our shoppers and show your support for the local food economy. Space is limited.

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

*Shop Local for the Holidays*

Print a copy of our holiday shopping list with all of the available fresh fruits, veggies, beverages and more. Find some great gift ideas at the farmers market and make your own holiday gift basket. The farmers market has honey, dried fruit, salt, candles, soap, wine, delicious caramels and more!!
*Shop Local for the Holidays*
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UW Husky Days at U-District Farmers Market

Every 1st Saturday of the month, UW students and staff get a $2 Market Buck to spend at the University District Farmers Market. Just show your Husky ID at the market info booth!

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Get your Incredible Feast tickets before they sell out!

Get your Incredible Feast tickets before they sell out!

Our annual fundraiser supports our Good Farmer Fund, an emergency relief program for our farmers.

Get your Incredible Feast tickets before they sell out! - Read More…

Rachel Ray Show features University District Farmers Market

CBS's Rachel Ray Show came to Seattle - and featured the U-District market!

Check out the story here!

Shop Local for the Holidays

Shop Local for the Holidays

Print a copy of our holiday shopping list and find great gift ideas for the holidays at our farmers markets.

Shop Local for the Holidays - Read More…

Thank you to our Sustaining Season Sponsor at the Columbia City Farmers Market: PCC

Stay tuned for upcoming events!

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

5% Back to the Farmers Markets

This Thursday, April 9, Whole Foods Market at Interbay will be donating 5% of their net profit for the day to the Neighborhood Farmers Markets!

Thank you to Whole Foods for their support of local farmers markets!

Stock up for Thanksgiving this weekend!

At U-District, West Seattle and Cap Hill Farmers Markets you'll find plenty of meats, salmon, potatoes and other root veggies, onions, all kinds of quashes, braising greens, Brussels sprouts, wines, ciders, apples, pears, lovely cheeses and more for your holiday feast.

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.

Thank you Neighborhood Sponsors for providing farmer truck parking!

Columbia City Church of Hope, Columbia Funeral Home, SEED/Homesight, and Dave Sharp have provided spots for farmer vehicles during market each week!
Special thanks to our neighborhood sponsors!

  • Columbia City Church of Hope
  • Dave Sharp 

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Columbia Funeral Home Logo

Market Vendor Lists are Annual

Not all of the vendors who appear in our handy-dandy vendor lists will be at the market in a given week. Remember that produce is local and seasonal; some farmers grow different vegetables (or have cheeses or meats) all year 'round - others, such as berry growers, are only at the markets a few weeks or months.

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 at the Farmers Markets

Ride your bike to the markets!

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.

An Incredible Feast

The 2016 Incredible Feast will be held at the beautiful Center for Urban Horticulture on Sunday, October 16th from 5 to 8pm!  Rain or shine!

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).

Event address: Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st, Seattle, 98105. Located near U-Village in the Laurelhurst Neighborhood.

  

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'ono - Matthew Lewis of Roux - Paul Osher of Porchop & Co. - Andy Dekle of Maree Bistro - Jessie Smith of Sisters and Brothers - Zoi Antonitsas of JarrBar - 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

Featuring beer and wine from...

Elliott Bay Brewing Co., Pike Brewing Company, and Bainbridge Vineyards. Certified and local Salmon-Safe Wines from Terra Blanca provided by Stewardship Partners


Special Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!

   

      

    Salmon Safe

 

 

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 forefront 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.