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Fall Cornucopia: Delicious Abundance from Local Farms

Fall is here! Some highlights for this month are listed below... This is another fabulously abundant time of year in our region, and our seasonal markets are going strong through early October (and then it's just too dark to operate evening weekday markets).  Our year-round weekend markets will keep the freshness flowing with tons of autumn goodies: all kinds of fall vegetables, greens, root vegetables, winter squashes, apples, pears, Asian pears, quince; plus cheese, poultry, meats, eggs...and of course fabulous pre-holiday-feast shopping for delicious local dishes!

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More Fall Fruits Coming In

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The freshest vegetables, straight from the farm

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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

Beets 

Broccoli

Cabbage  

Carrots

Cauliflower 

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Fennel

Pole beans

Garlic -  many varieties; mild to hot

Greens - Arugula, Spinach, Bok Choy, Kale, Chard, Collards, Rapini, Radicchio, Heirloom Italian greens, Salad Mixes, Braising Greens Mixes

Herbs - Basil, Dill, Parsley, Sage, Chives, Rosemary. Tarragon, Marjoram

Lettuce - gorgeous heads...red leaf, green leaf, romaine, butterheirloom varieties

Mushrooms - fresh mushrooms and growing kits - Lions’ Mane, Shitake, Oyster, Reishi

Onions -  sweetsred, white, bunching onions

Peppers - numerous varieties

Potatoes - numerous varieties

Radishes

Squash -  summer and fall varieties

Tomatoes -  field ripened, heirlooms, and hothouse

Turnips

Dried:  shelling beans, HOT Peppers, Tomatoes

Fruits

We are in the high season for apples and pears, but don't forget delicious kiwi berries and summer's last blackberries.

Dried and frozen fruits available year-round from various farms

Cheese

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. (CH, 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 (CH, UD, MAG)

Yogurt

Farm-fresh yogurts from Samish Bay (cow's milk) (UD, WS, CH), Glendale Shepherd (sheep's milk) (UD, WS). 

Processed yogurt from Ellenos Real Greek at WS,CH and UD

Honey

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

  • Seattle Urban Honey (UD)
  • Yellow Belly Farm (WS)
  • Golden Girls (CH)
  • Cascade Natural Honey (MFM)
  • Rainy Day Bees (UD)
  • Seola Bee Company (WS)

Nuts

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

Seafood

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.

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

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

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) 
  • 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)
  • Rathbun and Moore - chicken, ducks, turkeys (CH)
  • Growing Washington -  (UD, WS,CH)
  • Skagit River Ranch - whole roasters (UD) 
  • Sea Breeze Farm (UD)
  • Kirsop Farm (WS, 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)
  • Stokesberry Farm -  Icelandic Lamb (UD)
  • Sea Breeze Farm (UD)
  • Olsen Farms -  ground, cuts ( CH, WS, UD)
  • Skagit River Ranch - (UD) 
  • Green Bow Farm - (WS)

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

Rabbit- Whole rabbit (limited quantities) from Growing Washington (CH, WS, UD)

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 Sea Breeze Farms (UD), Stokesberry Farms (UD) and Kirsop Farm (UD, WS)

Grains and Flours

Nash’s: Soft White Wheat Flour, Hard Red Flour, Corn Meal, Rye Flour, Oats, Barley Flour, Buckwheat Flour. Freshly ground within 48 hours of the market. Certified organic (UD, CH)  

Oh Yeah Farms:  Flours, Pancake Mixes, Wheatberries (UD, WS)

River Run: Quinoa (UD, WS)

Kirsop: Quinoa, wheat berries (UD, WS)

Fresh Pasta

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

Mondello Pasta (MAG) -  Handmade, all shapes and seasonal sauces

Artisan Breads & Pastries

Adrienne's Cakes and Pies (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. Also 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)

NuFlours - Gluten-free artisan loaves; sweet and savory pastries and sweet breads. (UD)

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

Standard Bakery -  French pastry, cookies, scones (UD) 

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

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

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

Oh Yeah Farms - Whole wheat loaves made from farmer grown grains. (UD,WS, 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. (MFM, CH). 

Jams, Jellies, Sauces, Spreads

Woodring: White Chocolate Marzipan, Bittersweet Chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate sauces.  Locally-sourced Lavender, Rose Petal, Raspberry, Peach Chipotle, Marionberry, Black Raspberry, Golden Raspberry, Black Currant, Tayberry, Lingonberry, Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Ginger Rhubarb, Rhubarb Preserves, Apricot, Apple, Pumpkin Butter, Ginger Chutney and spreads. (CH, UD, WS)

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)

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).

Bainbridge Vineyards - Madeline Angevine, Farmstead White, Muller Thurgau, Pinot Noir, Siegerrebe (UD, WS)

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

White Heron Wine (Mariposa Vineyards) - Chardonnay, Merlot, Arvine, Sweet Roussanne.

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) 

Tonnemaker Family Orchards (Honeycrisp, Braeburn/Cameo) (UD, WS, CH)

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)

Confections and Frozen Treats

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

Jonboy Caramels (CH, UD, WS, CC)

Seattle Pops - Handmade frozen treats on a stick. Natural flavors from local fruits and berries.

Soup

 Got Soup? - Seasonal soups, chowders, bisques. Frozen or hot and ready to eat. (UD, CH, WS)

Fermented & Pickled

Sauerkrauts, Relishes and Kimchi

  • Woodring Orchards (UD, CH, WS)
  • Britt's Pickles (WS, M)
  • Iggy's Foods - Live fermented beets, veggies, sauerkrauts, kombucha (UD)
  • Seattle Canning Company - Spicy eggplant relish, tomato relish, pickled green beans (WS)

Vinegar

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


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, MFM)

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 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)

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

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

El Chitofreshly 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 Poffers - Mini pancakes made to order with sweet toppings (preserves, powdered sugar) and savory (raclette, wild mushrooms, bacon and egg breakfast poffers and more...) (CH, MFM)

Caravan Crepes - sweet and savory crepes with fresh seasonal fillings and toppings (MFM)