A Guide to Farmers Markets in Seattle

Written by Nina Holmstrom

When I travel, I love to try new food and restaurants, something I wouldn’t (or couldn’t) get at home, with the added bonus of no dishes! But sometimes it’s nice to have a home cooked a meal in your comfy pj’s after a day out exploring a new place. ​At home, many of us already shop at a local farmers market, why not when you’re on vacation? A new place means new farmers and artists, and is there a better way to get fresh, organic produce, meat, and seafood than to get it right from the source? I think not.

While staying in downtown Seattle, you have dozens of options for dining out within just walking distance. While your inner foodie may be craving to try all the local fare downtown has to offer (and have someone else do the cooking), why not put that fully stocked kitchen to use during your stay and check out some of our local farmers markets?  It will not only give you a chance to discover some of Seattle’s eclectic neighborhoods, it will also give you an opportunity to find some of the freshest seasonal ingredients as well as support local farmers and artisans. You can pick up some of the freshest produce in town, enjoy a slice of piping hot wood-fired pizza or even take home some local honey or wine as gifts from your visit to Seattle. With so many vendors and so many markets, you’re sure to be in store for a fun day of eating, shopping and culinary adventures! Check out the markets closest to the downtown area:

Capitol Hill/Broadway Farmers Market 

Open Sundays, Year Round

Hours:  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Address:  Broadway Ave E. & E. Pine Street

Pike Place Market

Open Monday through Sunday, Year Round

Hours: Crafts Market: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Farm Tables: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Merchant Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Restaurants: 6 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. (varies)

Address:  1st Ave and Pike St.

West Seattle Farmers Market

Open Sundays, Year Round

Hours:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Address:  California Avenue SW & SW Alaska St., West Seattle Junction

 

If you have a car, or are up for an adventure a little further from home base, here is a complete calendar of all the local farmers markets happening within our lovely city:

 

Ballard Farmers Market

Open Sundays, Year Round

Hours:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Address:  Ballard Avenue NW, between Vernon Place & 22nd Avenue NW

Columbia City Farmers Market

Open Wednesdays, May 8th to October 9

Hours:  3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Address: 37th Ave. S. & S. Edmunds St., just off Rainier Ave S. in South Seattle

Fremont Sunday Market

Open Sundays, Year Round

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Address:  3410 Evanston Avenue N

Lake City Farmers Market

Open Thursdays, June 6th to October 3rd

Hours:  3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Address:  NE 125th & 28th NE, just off Lake City Way next to the Library

Magnolia Farmers Market

Open Saturdays, June 1st to November 23rd

Hours:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Address:  33rd Avenue W. & W. McGraw St, in Magnolia Village

Phinney Farmers Market

Open Fridays, June 7th to September 27th

Hours:  3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Address:  N. 67th St. & Phinney Ave N., upper lot at Phinney Neighborhood Center

Queen Anne Farmers Market

Open Thursdays, May 30th to Mid-October

Hours: 3:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.

Address:  W. Crockett St. & Queen Anne Avenue N.

University District Farmers Market

Open Saturdays, Year Round

Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Address:  University Way NE (between 50th & 52nd St.)

Wallingford Farmers Market

Open Wednesdays, May 15th to Mid-September

Hours:  3:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Address:  Meridian Avenue N. & N. 50th St., in Meridian Park

 

Home Cooking in Seattle

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