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Thank You Whole Foods for Ongoing Support of the Neighborhood Farmers Markets

Plus: Free pantry staples gift bags to the first 60 Fresh Bucks shoppers on select market dates.

Thank you Whole Foods for your ongoing support of the Neighborhood Farmers Markets and our shoppers through the Pantry Bag Program. Whole Foods will be at farmers markets on select dates to provide essential pantry staples and seasonal recipes using fresh market produce to the first 60 Fresh Bucks shoppers. 

Whole Foods Pantry Bag Dates:  May 12, July 28 and Oct 27 at Cap Hill and West Seattle; June 20, Aug 8 and Sept 26 at Lake City.  See our Upcoming Events Calendar for more details.

 

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Dates for 2019 Seasonal Markets

Magnolia opens June 1 - Lake City opens June 6 - Phinney opens June 7

Farm King County - Tools and Resources for Farmers

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.

Celebrate Farmers Markets Week: August 4 - 11

Celebrate Farmers Markets Week: August 4 - 11

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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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 Nina Gruber, Development and Outreach Coordinator
(E) [email protected] 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…

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: PCC

We appreciate PCC's support of the Columbia City Farmers Market!

A big shout out to Puget Consumer Coop in Columbia City for their continued support of the Columbia City Farmers Market! From help with market operations, to volunteers for our annual Zucchini Races and much more, PCC shows their support of our work in many ways. 

 

Thank you Neighborhood Sponsors for providing farmer truck parking!

Columbia City Church of Hope, Columbia Funeral Home, and Rainier Property Management have provided spots for farmer vehicles during market each week!

Thank you for your support!

 



Market Vendor Lists are Seasonal

Not all of the vendors who appear in the market 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 and will show up on the list only during their harvest 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

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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 - Our Annual Fundraiser is Sept 22!

Tickets are on sale now!  Sunday, Sept 22, 2019, 5-8 pm, at the Center for Urban Horticulture

Because of supporters like you, farmers markets continue to provide essential opportunities for local farms to thrive, connect directly with shoppers, and increase food access for folks in need.  Our 2018 Incredible Feast raised $35,000 to support our Good Farmer Fund (emergency relief for local farms) and our Neighborhood Farmers Markets - we can't wait for this year's event!

An Incredible Feast features some 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. This event is 21 and over only.

Chefs & Restaurants:

Chef Dylan Giordan: Piatti
Chef Nat Stratton-Clark: Cafe Flora
Chef Paul Osher: Pork Chop & Co.
Chef Sam Crannell: South Town Pie
Chef Tamara Murphy: Terra Plata
Chef Zac Reynolds: Cook Weaver
Chef Thomas Litrenta: Agrodolce
Chef Hiro Tawara: wa'z
Chef Shota Nakajima: Adana
Chef Daniel Mallahan: Rider
Chef Autumn Martin: Hot Cakes Molten Cakery
Chef Karen Jurgensen: Seattle Culinary Academy
Chef Heather Hodge: Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream
Chef Cameron Hanin: Guerilla Pizza Kitchen
Chef Miri Plowman: Miri’s Poffertjes
Chef Desmond Bonow: The Carlile Room
Ellenos Yogurt
Tankard & Tun


 Featuring Ingredients from these Incredible Farmers & Producers:

Alvarez Farms - Sena Sea - Windy Acre Farm - Tieton Farm & Creamery - Spoon Full Farm - Gray Sky Farms - Tight 5 Farm - Early Bird Farm - Glendale Shepard - Kittitas Valley Greenhouse - Top Market Trading + Farm - Tonnemaker Family Orchards - Steel Wheel Farm - Skagit River Ranch - Chubby Bunny Farm - Skagit Gourmet Mushrooms - Oh Yeah! Farm - Kirsop Farm - Wild Hare Farm - Samish Bay Cheese - Sno Valley Mushrooms - Present Tense Farm - Gracie's Greens - Loki Fish Co - Schuh Farms - Rama Farm - AG Family Farm - Collins Family Orchard - Hayton Berry Farms

And beer and wine from...

Elliott Bay Brewing Co., Finnriver Farm and CideryPike Brewing Company, and Newsprint Wines, by Guardian Cellars. Certified and local Salmon-Safe Wines from Terra Blanca provided by Stewardship Partners


Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

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 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 $255,000 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 food access programming at all farmers markets, enabling thousands of low-income families and individuals to purchase fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce from local farms. 

Widely regarded as one of Seattle's BEST food events, An Incredible Feast allows you to hang with many of Seattle’s top notch chefs – plus some of our fabulous local farmers! - and enjoy an incredible cornucopia of local and seasonal flavors.   

Can't make it? Donate to the Good Farmer Fund directly online.  
No donation is too small - every amount helps!


 

Contact outreach(at)SeattleFarmersMarkets(dot)org to inquire about event details and sponsorship opportunities.