Food purchased at a local Farmers Market comes with outstanding freshness, quality, flavor, and variety. You know exactly where your food comes from and how it was grown. Additionally, you support a sustainable regional food system that helps small family farms stay in business; protects land from development, and provides all of us with fresh, local food. Farmers Markets have a wide selection of foods and hand crafted items, including: fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, cheeses, milk, jams and jellies, wines and sauces, breads, seafood, and plants and flowers.
The Farmers Market Report identifies many of the challenges facing farmers markets that impact their financial viability and future success and identifies some of the solutions that would help strengthen their operations and facilitate farmer access to the markets.
The report notes the important economic development role farmers markets play as incubators for small businesses, a catalyst for strengthening neighborhood business districts and helping bring more money into the state's rural communities. In addition, the report recognizes the important role markets have in the economic success of family farms.
Use this "Farmers Market Finder" to locate a farmers market nearby...or search for one somewhere else around Puget Sound and make a day-trip! Most markets are seasonal (May-late-October), but a few are open year-round. Each market has its own style and atmosphere depending on its surrounding community. Most Farmers Markets are cash or check only (most accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks). More and more markets are becoming certified to accept electronic food stamps (EBT cards). Each market will have an information booth or table staffed with people who can answer specific questions about their particular market.
Please make a selection from the following to view local Farmers Markets: