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.
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 Nina Gruber, Development and Outreach Coordinator
(E) outreach@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.
- Columbia City Church of Hope
- 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.