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Get Ready! Farmer’s Markets Opening for Spring

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Spring is a great time in Puget Sound – the seasonal farmers markets begin to open! Check out these neighborhood markets that are opening in April and May!

Tacoma Proctor Farmers Market
Opening March 31
9:00am – 2:00pm
N 27th and Proctor Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
http://www.proctorfarmersmarket.com

The Proctor Farmers’ Market provides locally grown produce, pasture raised meats, wild caught seafood, cheeses, eggs, fruits/veggies, flowers, plants, and so much more for the community each Saturday.

Gig Harbor Farmers Market
Opening April 7
8:30am – 2:00pm
Uptown Gig Harbor
4701 Point Fosdick Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
http://www.gigharborfarmersmarket.com

The Gig Harbor Farmers Market offers fresh flowers, produce, plants, food, handmade crafts, a kids’ tent, free guitar lessons, live music and more. Something fun for the whole family! Open Saturdays.

Bainbridge Farmers Market
Opening April 14
9:00am
Town Square at City Hall Park
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
http://www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com

Featuring farm-fresh produce, local arts and crafts, flowers, seafood, pastry, bread, plants, fine art, live music, and fun friendly folk, the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market is where the community grows. The Market is also “Going Green!” Partnering with Sustainable Bainbridge’s Zero Waste Initiative, they are now using compostable plates, cups, and flatware at the market. Look for the receptacles for trash, recyclables, and compostables. Open Saturdays.

Puyallup Farmers Market
Opening April 14
9:00am – 2:00pm
Pioneer Park
330 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
http://www.puyallupmainstreet.com

Purchase flowers, hanging baskets, starts and much more from local grown in Washington vendors. Open Saturdays.

Broadway Farmers Market
Opening April 22
11:00am – 3:00pm
Broadway and Pine
Seattle, WA
http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org

Starting April 22, the Broadway Market is open on Sundays in the Seattle Central Community College space. Street parking on Broadway is free on Sundays. The market features a full selection of local, in-season fruits and vegetables from Puget Sound and Eastern Washington, farmstead cheeses, fresh baked goods, organic and pasture-raised meats, seafood, honey, eggs, cut flowers, jams and preserves. In the spring, look for early greens, baby turnips, tender asparagus, plant starts and tangy rhubarb.

Columbia City Farmers Market
Opening May 2
3:00pm – 7:00pm
South Edmunds Street & 37th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org

Open on Wednesdays starting May 2 on Edmunds Street between 37th and the alley at 36th (just off of Rainier in the heart of Columbia City). There is street parking in the vicinity, or shoppers can park for up to 2 hours in the pay lot next to the market. A visual and aromatic feast, farm tables at this market are loaded with the region’s freshest, in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, ciders, cheeses, seafood, pasture-raised meats and poultry, jams, preserves, cut flowers, and nursery stock. Local food artisans bring fresh bread, prepared foods and other goodies. Plus weekly events such as cooking demos, produce tasting, live music, activities for kids, and gardening and composting information.

Burien Farmers Market
Opening May 3
11:00am – 6:00pm
Burien Town Square
SW 152nd & 5th Place
Burien, WA
http://www.discoverburien.com

Burien Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday. The Burien Farmers’ Market has developed into a very successful market with 40 to 50 vendors each week. Vendors include a food booth, handmade goods, farm fresh products and fresh baked products.

Woodinville Farmers Market
Opening May 5
9:00am – 3:00pm
17301 133rd Ave NE
Woodinville, WA
http://www.WoodinvilleFarmersMarket.com

The Woodinville Farmers Market invites you to experience the variety of fresh and unique products offered by local farmers, growers, artisans, and food purveyors. Open Saturdays.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Opening May 10
3:00pm – 7:00pm
First Presbyterian Church
1717 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA
http://www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org

Bellevue Farmers Market is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our local rural economy, farmland preservation, small family farms and small businesses. Open Thursdays.

Federal Way Farmers Market
Opening May 12
9:00am – 3:00pm
The Commons at Federal Way
1909 South Commons
Federal Way, WA 98003
http://www.federalwayfarmersmarket.com

Come and experience the freshest fruits and vegetables direct from the farmer. You’ll find only Washington Grown produce, organic and pesticide free. Look for the season’s fresh cut flowers, bakery products and local crafts. A Master Gardener is always on site to give you tips, or help you with questions you might have about planting, weeding and lawn care. Open Saturdays.

Kirkland Wednesday Market
Opening May 16
2:00pm – 7:00pm
Park Lane
Lake Street to Main Street
Kirkland, WA
http://www.kirklandwednesdaymarket.org

Come to Kirkland and enjoy the comfortable feel of a true community farmers market. Open Wednesdays.

Madrona Farmers Market
Opens May 18
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and E. Union Street
Seattle, WA
madronafarmersmarket.wordpress.com

Madrona Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of the Madrona Grocery Outlet. Madrona Farmers Market regularly presents cooking demonstrations featuring great chefs from our neighborhood showing the public how to prepare extraordinary dishes simply, using fresh, delicious and nutritious local ingredients from the market. Open Fridays.

Wallingford Farmers Market
Opening May 30
3:30pm – 7:00pm
Meridian Avenue N and N 50th Street
Seattle, WA

Serving the Wallingford Neighborhood of Seattle, this European-style farmers market located in beautiful Meridian Park, behind Good Shepherd Center features the finest products from local farmers, ranchers and food artisans. Wallingford Farmers Market will feature a special half-hour market just for chefs from 3:00-3:30pm, before the market opens for the public at 3:30pm. Open Wednesdays.

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