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Bushels of Early Fall Produce!

 Happy autumn! Though the air is turning chilly, it is still peak season for our region, and there is an incredible variety of produce at the farmers markets. Melons of all shapes and sizes are still gracing farmer's booths! There is an abundance of broccoli, carrots, peppers, and squash of all varieties.  Each market also features gorgeous flower bouquets, farmstead cheeses, fresh eggs, artisan breads, ready-to-eat foods and sweet treats.  

Weekly product details are listed below - this is not a complete list, but a good snapshot of what's on the market tables now.  Meanwhile, you can view our recent Ripe and Ready Newsletters or subscribe to get weekly "what's fresh at the markets this week" updates in your inbox.  


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What's Ripe & Ready?

Please note: we do our best to keep up with what farms and food vendors do and don't have, but as always Mother Nature has the final word.  Market abbreviations: CH (Capitol Hill), UD (University District), WS (West Seattle), CC (Columbia City), LC (Lake City), M (Magnolia), P (Phinney).

Vegetables - peak of summer and early fall - so many varieties, colors, flavors!

Fresh herbs (dill, parsley, etc, etc)

Greens (kale, spinach, chard, lettuces, salad greens, etc - numerous varieties)


Microgreens and sprouts

Broccoli, cauliflower, Romanesco broccoli



Garlic (heirloom varieties), onions (red, white, yellow, sweet), shallots

Peppers (dozens of varieties)

Potatoes (purple, gold, white, red, heirloom varieties)

Mushrooms - cultivated (wild mushrooms also at UD)

Winter squash (numerous varieties)


Blueberries, apricots, peaches, grapes, pears, nectarines, plums, apples, melons - so many varieties and more on the way as we head in to early fall!


Glendale Shepherd: Yogurt, Feta, White Cap, Sheep’s milk aged Basque-style Tomme (UD, WS)

Left Foot Farm: Goat milk (UD, WS)

Samish Bay:  Cow’s Milk Fresh Yogurts. Cow’s milk cheeses: Ladysmith, Chive Ladysmith, Arugula Ladysmith, Black Mambazo, Aged Reserve Gouda (9 years), Queso Fresco, Queso Diablo, Queso Jalapeño, Fresh Mozzarella, Feta, Labneh. Also Organic Gouda, Flavored Goudas, Mont Blanchard Cheddar, Montasio (raw milk), Port Edison (raw milk). Cheeses from one day old to 9+ years old. (UD, WS)

Tieton Farm and Creamery: Hard and soft goat's milk cheeses: bloomy rind Sonnet, fresh Bianca, and bloomy rind Black Pearl and others. (UD)

Fresh cow's milk mozzarella and burrata processed by King's Mozzarella - added flavors include garlic, olive oil, parsley, basil and sun dried tomato (UD)


Local, farm-made yogurts from Samish Bay (cow's milk) (UD, WS, CH), Glendale Shepherd (sheep's milk) (UD, WS). 

Also, local food business Ellenos Real Greek (WS, CH, UD)


Raw, local, unheated & unfiltered, at all markets, from various farmers and apiaries.


Holmquist Hazelnuts - Roasted, dried, raw, flavored – also oil, nut butter and flour. (UD, WS)


WILD SALMON - From Loki Fish at CH, UD and WS. Fresh and Frozen King, Sockeye and Keta salmon.  Filets and whole. Frozen Halibut filets. Also Ikira (fresh roe) and Skeines. Canned, Smoked, Lox, Jerky, Salmon sausage and patties, Chum Caviar, Whole Egg Sacks, Pickled Keta and Sockeye.

WILD SALMON, HALIBUT, BLACK COD  - Fresh and frozen whole salmon and filets (Sockeye, King, White King), Black Cod, Halibut. Smoked salmon. Sena Sea Seafood alternating weeks at WS and CH. Also at Mag, PH and UD. 

Fresh Oysters, Smoked and Pickled Oysters. Mahogany Clams, Manila Clams, Crab, Shrimp  from Brady's Oysters at WS and UD

Meat, Poultry, Rabbit

Pork - Organic/Pasture-Raised-and-Finished pork. All cuts: Loins, Chops, Roasts, Bacon, Ribs, Sausages, Porchetta, Pancetta, Coppa, Lard.

  • Green Bow Farm (WS)
  • Olsen Farms (UD, WS, CH)
  • Samish Bay (UD, WS, CH)
  • Sea Breeze Farm (UD)
  • Skagit River Ranch (UD)
  • Burton Hill (limited quantities at WS)

Beef- Organic/Pasture-Raised-and-Finished beef at all markets. All cuts: Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger, Ribs, Summer Sausage, Andouille Sausage, Jerky, London Broil, Hot Dogs, Bratwurst, bone broth,soup bones, dog bones.

  • Green Bow Farm (WS)
  • Hidden River Farm (WS)
  • Olsen Farms (UD, WS, CH)
  • Samish Bay (UD, WS)
  • Sea Breeze Farm (UD)
  • Skagit River Ranch (UD)
  • Stokesberry Farm (UD)

Poultry- Free-run, locally-raised chicken/poultry. Fryers, Stewing Hens and Roasters. Poultry Parts, Sausage, Chicken liver (pate) and chicken stock. Fresh and Frozen. Goose, Guinea Fowl, Duck and Turkey (whole and parts) also available as seasons permit. 

  • Green Bow Farm -  Large roasters (WS) 
  • Growing Washington -  (UD, WS,CH)
  • Kirsop Farm (WS, UD)
  • Rathbun and Moore - chicken, ducks, turkeys (CH)
  • Skagit River Ranch - whole roasters (UD) 
  • Sea Breeze Farm (UD)
  • Stokesberry Sustainable Farm -  Fresh Duck, Chicken, Turkey, Stewing hens, Chicken Parts, Fresh Roasters, Fresh and Frozen Whole Duck, Chicken Sausage (sage & garlic, maple, plain ground, Chipotle Tequila, Shitake and Sage, Fremont Beer Bratwurst. (UD)

Veal- Ribs, Loin Chops, Top Round, Shanks. From Sea Breeze Farm (UD) – limited availability.

Lamb- Leg of Lamb, Rack of Lamb, Lamb Saddle Roast - fresh cuts, ground fresh, from:

  • Glendale Shepherd -  Lamb cuts and chorizo (frozen)  (UD, WS)
  • Green Bow Farm - (WS)
  • Olsen Farms -  ground, cuts ( CH, WS, UD)
  • Sea Breeze Farm (UD)
  • Skagit River Ranch - (UD) 
  • Stokesberry Farm -  Icelandic Lamb (UD)

Charcuterie - Handmade sausage and smoked aged meats from Salt Blade (UD). Meat locally sourced from Olsen Farms.

Rabbit- Whole rabbit (limited quantities) from Growing Washington (CH, WS, UD) and Green Bow Farm (WS).

Pate' de Foie, Pate’ de Campagne, Chicken Liver Mousse, Head Cheese, Pork Rillettes (chicken, pork and calf liver with red wine, cream and garlic) from Sea Breeze (UD)

Soup Stocks - Veal, chicken, beef, duck and lamb stocks; rich, gelatinous stocks for your best home recipes from Kirsop Farm (UD, WS), Green Bow Farm (WS), Sea Breeze Farms (UD), Stokesberry Farms (UD).

Fresh Pasta

La Pasta (CH, UD, WS) -Seasonal, local flavors, all shapes, ravioli, fresh sauces.

Artisan Breads & Pastries

Adrienne's Cakes and Pies (WS)

All You Need is Loaf -  Artisan breads (WS)

Tall Grass Bakery - Artisan French loaves, pumpernickel, rye, hominy; cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, Danish, and granola. (UD, WS)

Preston Hill Bakery - Artisan wood fired organic grain breads, vegan scones (UD)

Sweet & Savory Bakery - dessert of the week (for e.g., pear cardamon cake with creme anglaise), seasonal frozen gourmet appetizers (e.g., mushroom nut with roasted kale and carrot jam), seasonal cookies, etc (WS)

Pinkney's Cookies - Traditional and gluten-free cookie, frozen cookie dough and gluten free dry cookie mix (UD, WS)

Honest Biscuits - tender flaky biscuits, sweet and savory (cheese, sausage, salmon, bacon, apples, seasonal specials) (CH, WS)

Shambala Bakery - Gluten-free pastries, artisan breads and rolls, pizza crust (WS)

Little Prague - Eastern European style pastries (UD, WS, CH)

Sea Wolf Bakers - Baguettes, rustic loaves, buns, and pastries (UD, CH)

Columbia City Bakery - Breads, focaccia, pastries,cookies, granolas, (CH)

9th & Hennepin Donuts - Fresh hand crafted donuts made on site with seasonal fillings and toppings (CH)

Amarelo Bread - Hand crafted artisan country-style loaves - whole wheat, seeded, rosemary/olive (WS)

Grain Artisan Bakery - Gluten-free breads, brownies, cookies, pies, tarts, sweet loaves, meringues. macarons, scones, cupcakes (CH)

Salmonberry Goods - Pastries, breakfast items (UD)

Beep Boop Bagels - (WS)

Jams, Jellies, Sauces, Spreads

Woodring: Numerous varieties of jams, preserves and spreads. (CH)

Growing Things Farm: Plum, Raspberry, Peach/Apricot and Blueberry jams. (UD)

Rockridge Orchards - Apple syrups (UD, WS)

Ayako and Family Preserves - Artisan preserves made from Mair-Taki Farm fruits (UD)

Growing Washington - Farm-made fruit jams (UD, WS)

Seattle Canning Co - Seasonal jams and preserves (WS)

Ready-to-Eat Market Bites

Pampeana Empanadas – freshly made pastry pockets, savory and sweet. (UD, WS)

Patty Pan –  vegetarian quesadillas, seasonal grilled vegetables, homemade salsas (UD, WS, CH)

Tandoozy – Indian street food, rich with spices, Basmati rice, fresh warm Naan bread made on-site; plenty of garlic; homemade mango chutney. (UD)

Nature’s Last Stand - Breakfast sandwiches made with the farm's own pasture raised pork (bacon and sausage), free range eggs, with Samish Bay cheese and Morsel biscuits or Tall Grass Brioche. Also grilled sausage sandwiches, quiche, egg salad, marinated eggs (UD, WS)

Brothers and Co. - Ready to eat ramen and fusion tacos (UD)

Lily's Salvadorean Catering - authentic pupusas filled with beans and veggies, banana leaf tamales, plato quanaco (rice, beans, plantains), horchata and curtido (UD, WS)

Zaytuna - Middle eastern spreads, breads, stews and soups (CH)

Mystery Bay Seafood - Hot chowder, seafood stews, salmon baguette sandwiches, plus frozen to take home (CH)

El Chito - freshly made authentic Mexican tamales (CH)

Girls Gone BBQ - sandwiches, brisket, cornbread (WS)

Falafel Salam- middle eastern sandwiches, hummus, falafel, entrees (WS)

314 Pies - sweet and savory hand pies to eat now, or take home. (CH)

Miri's Pofferjes - Mini pancakes made to order with sweet toppings (preserves, powdered sugar) and savory (raclette, wild mushrooms, bacon and egg breakfast) (CH)

Wine, Beer and Spirits

Rotating Tasting Schedules for Beer and Wine (dates may vary)

Sweetbread Cellars from Vashon Island - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Brisage, Syrah and Blends - brought to Market by Sea Breeze Farm (UD - limited quantities)

Rockridge Orchards - Sweet Raspberry and Spiced Blackberry dessert wines and Tayberry Table Wines. Apple Brandy and Vodka (UD, WS, CC).

Eaglemount - Hard ciders, red and white wines, sangria (UD) 

Wilridge Winery - Nebbiolo, Barbera, Sangiovese, Malbec, Pinot Grigio, Viognier (UD, CH, WS) 

Lowercase Brewing - hand crafted brews with locally sourced ingredients (UD, WS) 

Ciders and Mead

Rockridge Orchards - hard ciders and meads made from northwest apples and rhubarb; hard sparkling ciders – 100% apple base – methode traditionelle  (UD, WS) 

Hierophant  Meadery - Hopped Mead, Off-dry Mead and Herbal and Forest conifer infused meads (UD, CH)

Greenwood Cider - Dry, unfiltered, hard cider made from local apples, pears and berries (CH)  

Finn River Farm and Cidery - Traditional hard ciders, craft ciders, seasonal botanical ciders and brandy dessert wines, port style spirited wines (CH) 

Hard Ginger Beer from Timber City (UD, WS)

Ciders - non-alcoholic

Rockridge Orchards - Apple, Honeycrisp, Heirloom Blend, Asian Pear, Apple Raspberry, Apple Apricot, Spiced Apple, Cherry-Apple, Spiced Cider Syrups (UD, WS) 

Martin Family Orchards - Spiced apple cider (CH, UD, WS)

Artisanal Beverages

Timber City Ginger Beer  (UD, WS)

Root Beer - Rockridge Orchards (UD, WS)

Kombucha - fermented digestive beverages from Mystic Kombucha (WS, CH)


Trevani Truffles - Homemade Truffles, Bon Bons and Caramels. Vegan, too!  (UD)

Jonboy Caramels (CH, UD, WS)


Got Soup? - Seasonal soups, chowders, bisques, hot and ready to eat, or frozen for take home (UD, CH, WS)

Fermented & Pickled

Sauerkrauts, Relishes and Kimchi

  • Woodring Orchards (UD, CH, WS)
  • Britt's Pickles (WS)
  • Seattle Canning Company - Spicy eggplant relish, tomato relish, pickled green beans (WS)


  • Rockridge Orchards - Apple Cider, Raspberry Apple, Balsamic, Black Garlic Balsamic (UD, CC, WS) 
  • Growing Washington - fruit based vinegar (UD, CH, WS)
  • The Shrubbery - seasonal drinking vinegar (UD, CH)