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10 Essential Seattle Farmers Markets

Matt Warmack

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May 16 4 minutes read

10 Essential Seattle Farmers Markets

The bounty of local treats, artisanal goods, and farm fresh produce are abundant here in the Pacific Northwest. The many different farmers markets around the city are a great way to access the regional bounty first hand and explore the unique neighborhood communities. Each neighborhood market is held on a specific day and time, some going on year round and some running seasonally. Whether at the beginning of the season, in the midst of summer, or just before fall, you should make a stop at one or each of these fantastic markets. 

1. Ballard

Held every Sunday year round from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Ballard's farmers market is perfect for a post brunch walk through and to meet some new furry friends! 

When: Sundays year round from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where: Ballard Ave. between NW Vernon Pl & NW Market St.

2. Capitol Hill

Nestled on the sidewalks of Seattle Central on busy Broadway St, the Capitol Hill farmers market offers a bounty of greens and fresh fruits in the midst of one of the most popular urban neighborhoods. 

When: Saturdays year round from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where: Broadway St. between E Howell St. & E Pine St.

3. Columbia City

This vibrant and diverse community comes together on Wednesdays to offer market goers beautiful arrays of floral bouquets, fresh baked goods, and handcrafted baskets. Grab a slice of Columbia City Bakery boule before heading over to enjoy the sun in Columbia Park. 

When: May 8th - October 9th | Wednesdays 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: Edmunds St. between 35th Ave S & 37th Ave S

4. Lake City 

Grab your berries and enjoy an easy late afternoon summer day at the market. Bring the kids on July 18th to participate in the annual Zucchini 500. 

When: June 6th - October 3rd | Thursdays 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Where: NE 128th & 28th NE

5. Magnolia

Families and food trucks make up this intimate farmers market. Perfect market to grab a bite, relax with your loved ones. 

When: June 1st - November 23rd | Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: W McGraw St.

6. Phinney

Have an afternoon bite while you shop for your dinner for the night with the seasonal veggies and local ethically raised meats.

When: June 7th - September 27th | Fridays 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: N 67th St & Phinney Ave N

7. Queen Anne

This nonprofit independent market came about after the local Metropolitan Market closed down on the top of the hill. The community was passionate about having access to fresh food within their neighborhood and with the support of the Seattle community, this market came to be. Support the movement and the local community by stopping by to enjoy the market and getting your weekly goods. 

When:  May 30th - October 10th | Thursdays 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: W Crockett St. between 1st Ave W & Queen Anne Ave N

8. University District

Join the many college students on a sunny Saturday for plates of curry and naan and vegetable quesadillas. On UW Huskey days college students get a  free $2 market buck to spend!

When: year round Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: University Way NE between 50th & 52nd

9. Wallingford 

Located in Meridian Park, the Wallingford farmers market is perfect for families to grab their essentials, enjoy the summer day, and play in the park. 

When: Mid May - September | Wednesdays 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Where: Meridian Park

5. West Seattle

Start on the corner outside of Easy Street Records and make your way loop the long block enjoying cider and falafels, while being sure to make stops into the local boutiques and shops. 

When: year round Sundays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: California Ave. Between Alaskan Way & Oregon St.

For more information about Seattle Farmers Markets you can visit: Seattle Farmers Markets

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