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Farmers Markets: Where to go this season

Jun 7th, 2018 | Category: Features

Farmers Market season is officially here, bringing farmers, food producers, crafters and other vendors together in local communities. Large or small, weekday or weekend, new or long-standing, each market offers its own unique take on the many growers and makers who live and work here.

Following is a look at some of the markets taking place in our northwest corner. Please note this is not a complete list, as several locations were confirming season information as of press time. Any other markets wishing to be listed can submit information to editor@grownorthwest.com.

Most markets have websites and Facebook pages, and are updating regularly as the season progresses, including listing participating vendors throughout the season. So check with them regularly, show your support, and enjoy!

 

WHATCOM

Blaine Gardeners Market: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2017 through October 2017, on H Street Plaza in downtown Blaine. For more information, call (360) 332-6484.

Bellingham /Fairhaven Farmers Market: The Bellingham Farmers Market opened its season in April and is open each Saturday through mid-December from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Square. Events throughout the season include Demo Days (presenting simple ways to prepare seasonal products and take questions from shoppers), Kids Vending Day (the last Saturday of each month; free to kids), music and entertainment, and more. The Fairhaven Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays in June through September from 3-7 p.m. (new hours this year!) on the Village Green. The grand opening will collaborate with Village Books and Ciao Thyme. For more information, follow the Facebook page or see www.bellinghamfarmers.org.

Ferndale Farmers Market: Fridays from 3-7 p.m. beginning June 15, through Oct. 5. Market vendors will be located around the fountain at Centennial Riverwalk Park. All vendors selling locally sourced produce, foods and crafts are encouraged to apply. The market is also hosting special flea market dates this season: June 15, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, and Oct. 5. For more details, see the Facebook page or www.ferndalepublicmarket.org.

Lynden Farmers Market: Now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting June 16 through Sept. 29 at Centennial Park, 319 Grover Street in Lynden. There is a $40 application fee for all vendors. For an application, or for more information, see http://lyndenfarmersmarket.com or the market’s Facebook page.

The Lynden Farmers Market, opening for the season on June 16, will now be held Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Park, through Sept. 29. COURTESY PHOTO

The Lynden Farmers Market, opening for the season on June 16, will now be held Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Park, through Sept. 29. COURTESY PHOTO

The Twin Sisters Market: The Twin Sisters Market will run Saturdays June through October in Nugents Corner and Kendall. The market is a mobile market stand supported by 10-plus farms from the Nugents Corner/South Fork area, and will be set up near the 3700 block of Mount Baker Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the North Fork Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, see twinsistersmarket.com or email twinsistersmarket@gmail.com. The group also has a Facebook page.

 

SKAGIT

Anacortes Farmers Market: The Anacortes Farmers Market opened in May and operates every Saturday through October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Depot, 611 R Avenue. Each week vendors bring an assortment of farm produce, crafts, baked goods, and more. Special events later in the season include a pie festival and holiday market, and winter markets. For more information, see www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

Bow Farmers Market: Previously called the Bow Little Market and held at the Belfast Feed Store, the market relaunched in 2017 as the Bow Farmers Market. Continuing this season, it will be held t Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Road in Bow. The market will be Thursdays 1-6 p.m. June 7 through Sept. 14. For more information, follow the group’s Facebook page or website at bowlittlemarket.com.

Concrete Saturday Market:  Runs every Saturday through Labor Day weekend, 1-3 p.m. at Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Ave., Concrete (just off Hwy. 20). For more information call Betty at 360-770-5914.

Edison Farmers Market: The Edison Farmers Market opened in May and meets Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in June through September at 14136 Gilmore Ave. For more information, follow the group’s Facebook page.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market: Open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October at the Downtown Mount Vernon Riverwalk Park and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June through September at the Skagit Valley Hospital on Kincaid Street. Kids activities, cooking demos, and special activities will be held throughout the season. For more information, visit www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org or see their Facebook page.

Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: The market will run Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m. through September, at Hammer Heritage Square, corner of Ferry and Metcalf streets. Vendors will offer a selection of produce, crafts, and more, as well as music and kids activities. For more information, visit http://sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com, see their Facebook page.

Skagit Up River Farmers Market: The market is located at 45218 Fir Street in Concrete, just off State Highway 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will continue through the first weekend in October, ending with the Festival of Family Farms weekend in Skagit County.  Anyone wishing to participate in the Market can call 360-853-8549 or see the Facebook page at Skagit Up River Farmers Market.

 

Snohomish

Arlington Farmers Market: The Arlington Farmers Markets will be open Saturdays in July through early September in downtown Arlington at Legion Park, 200 N Olympic Ave. To confirm hours and vending information, contact info@afmwa.org. See updates on their Facebook page.

Everett Farmers Market: The market is open Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 14 at Boxcar Park, 615 13th St., Everett. The market also hosts Wednesdays through Sept. 26 from 4-8 p.m. at the Everett Station Transit Center, 2333 32nd St. For more information, visit everettfarmersmarket.com or follow the Facebook page.

Marysville Farmers Market: Marysville opens for the season Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1035 State Ave. Marysville. Saturday markets will run through September and offer various vendors and activities throughout the season. For more information, see the Marysville Farmers Market Facebook page.

Port Susan Farmers Market: Serving Stanwood, Camano Island, Warm Beach and Silvana, the market will be held every Friday, June 1 through Oct. 12 from 2-6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Amtrak Train Station in east Stanwood at 8727 271st St. NW. Events include a “Sprouting Healthy Kids” children’s area and Chef at the Market cooking demo. For more information, follow the Facebook page or visit www.portsusan.org.

Snohomish Farmers Market: Held Thursdays, May through September from 3 to 7 p.m. at 105 Cedar Avenue in downtown Snohomish. For more information, see www.snohomishfarmersmarket.com or the Facebook page.

 

island

Bayview Farmers Market: Now open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayview Corner (Highway 525 and Bayview Road) in Langley. For more information, see the Facebook page or www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

Coupeville Farmers Market: Open Saturdays through October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Community Green next to the Coupeville Library and municipal parking lot (off Alexander Street). For more information, contact coupevillemarket@aol.com or see their Facebook page.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market: The market is open Sundays through mid-October from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2812 Thompson Road, off SR 525, between Freeland and Bayview Corner. New vendors are welcome. For more information see www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.html or email market@southwhidbeytilth.org.

Oak Harbor Farmers Market: Held the fourth Saturday of each month, June through October, from 9 a.m. to noon at their new location at Church Street from Water Street to the alley. For details, see the facebook page or call (419) 898-7503. Applications are also available at the Oak Harbor Chamber website at www.oakharborohio.net.

 

SAN JUAN

Lopez Island Farmers Market: Open every Saturday through mid-September, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village. For more information, visit lopezfarmersmarket.com or the Facebook page.

Orcas Island Farmers Market: Orcas Island Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday to the last weekend of September on the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound. During October and through most of November, the Market meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall. For more information, visit orcasislandfarmersmarket.org.

San Juan Farmers Market: The San Juan Farmers Market is held every Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  through the end of October at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor, at Nichols Street and Sunshine Alley. For more details, see www.sjifarmersmarket.com.

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