Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Farmers Markets!

As I'm slowly getting my yard and garden ready for Spring and Summer, I'm also anxiously awaiting the arrival of Farmers Markets! We have a couple year-round markets in Seattle, but for the most part our Farmers Markets are limited to late spring, summer and early fall. I'm a regular at at least three! I keep them all on my calendar in case I happen to be in a different neighborhood. I also love that we have Farmers Markets that occur during the week. Don't get me wrong, I love a good Saturday market, but they are usually VERY crowded and honestly, I don't want to get up early enough to avoid the crowds. 

Here are my favorites and ones I visit the most!

Wednesdays, June - September, 3-7pm
Right on the waterfront, in "downtown" Mukilteo. I usually go after work, get some Whidbey Island Ice Cream, fresh fruit and veggies and of course some flowers!

Thursdays, May 10 - Oct 11 3-7 pm
Love this market! It's a little bit bigger, lots of veggie vendors and usually lots of good restaurants set-up so you can have dinner at the market. If you are lucky, Molly Moon shows up as well.

Fridays, May 11 - October 5, 3-7pm
This one is in the neighborhood I grew up in. I usually go with my parents, pick up stuff for dinner, then head back to their house to relax. On the smaller side, but it's a nice neighborhood market.

Saturdays, May - October, 9am-3pm
This is actually the closest market to me, but it's very small. I think most of the vendors in the area are over at the Redmond market which is MUCH bigger. But I still like the Woodinville market because it's close to home and I can always get some pretty flowers.

Sunday, Year-Round ,10am-3 pm
The Ballard market actually meets all year, but in the summer I've found it to have lots more vendors and it is oh-so-fun! If I'm heading into town for a Farmers Market, then this one is my favorite. As a bonus, it's located right in historic old Ballard so there are tons of other fun little shops and restaurants.

Saturdays, May - October, 9am-3pm
This can be a very busy market as well, but is quite wonderful, especially if you want an "Edmonds kind of day!" Can't go to wrong here. Great to just wander around, then walk down to the Edmonds waterfront, catch a ferry or have picnic. 

A few other good links for other local markets:


1 comment:

  1. The U District famers market on Saturday is really fun also!