Free Activities Part 4: Farmers Markets

Seattle is well-known for Pike Place Market, but did you know there are 13 other farmers markets in Seattle that local farmers and merchants sell their wares at? Plan your menu and take a look at the list below to plan your shopping for the week. 

Farmers Markets

  • Fremont Sunday Street Market – Celebrating its 21st year in existence, the Fremont Sunday Street Market (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) is the perfect place to find antiques, collectibles, estate sale treasures and more – it’s an enormous garage sale! There are also street food vendors if you get hungry searching through treasures.
     
  • Seattle’s oldest and largest “farmers-only” neighborhood market is the University District Farmers Market featuring more than 50 local vendors (Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round) at the corner of University Way and NE 50th street.
     
  • Since 1999, the West Seattle Farmers Market has featured more than 35 Washington State farmers and small food processors (Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round) at the corner of 44th Ave SW and SW Alaska Street.
     
  • Just in front of Seattle Central Community College on Capitol Hill is the Broadway Farmers Market – offering not only local in-season fruits and vegetables, but live entertainment and cooking demos (Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 8 – Dec. 18 at the corner of Broadway and Pine streets).
     
  • With more than 40 vendors, the Columbia City Farmers Market has been operating since 1998 (Wednesdays, 3 - 7 p.m., April 27 – Oct 19 on Edmunds Street between 37th and 36th streets).
     
  • One of the newest neighborhood farmers markets is the Phinney Farmers Market (Fridays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., June 3rd – October 7th in the upper parking lot at the Phinney Neighborhood Center at 67th and Phinney Ave N.)
     
  • Each Thursday afternoon, shoppers select the best local produce at the Lake City Farmers Market (Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., June 2nd – Oct 6th next to the library at NE 125th and 28th Ave NE).
     
  • Celebrating its inaugural year, the Magnolia Farmers Market offers fresh produce and herbs for every cook to enjoy (Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., June 18th – Oct. 8th at the corner of 33rd Ave W and West McGraw Street).
     
  • Continuously expanding its vendors, Ballard Sunday Farmers Market offers a selection of local farmers, culinary artists and craftsman designers (Sundays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Ballard Ave.
     
  • Wallingford Farmers Market has been around for 12 years and features fun activities for the whole family including weekly cooking demonstrations (Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., June 1st through September 28th).
     
  • Madrona Farmers Market(Fridays from 3-7 p.m., May 20th through September 30th) at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and E. Union Street.
     
  • The Georgetown Market Place features more than 100 vendors including 35 farms and a flea market (Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; farmers market closes at 3 p.m.).