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Hilario Alvarez, owner of Alvarez Organic Farms, and his son Eduardo farm over 80 acres of organic warm season vegetables and fruits in Mabton, Washington. Many know Hilario for his incredible diversity of peppers, of which he grows over 200 varieties, but he also grows a wide variety of tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, onions and much more.

You can tell how passionate Hilario is about his peppers and his farm by the way he speaks about the food that he grows: "We grow so many varieties of peppers purple ones, long skinny green ones, deep red ones. I love that they are so beautiful and so good for you. I believe peppers help prevent cancer. Sometimes my customers tell me stories of how they use the peppers that I would never expect. Like one time a truck driver said that he used to drink coffee for his long drives, but after a while he switched to just eating a couple of habanero peppers from my farm because it kept him awake longer."

It’s been quite the farm season here at Pike Place Market! From gorgeous berries to fresh-roasted corn, our five downtown express farmers markets have continually provided customers with warm hearts, full tummies, and the unshakable satisfaction of discovering local goods. 

Since late May, our farm team has worked tirelessly to manage our Tuesday through Friday remote farmers markets. Six seasonal interns, along with three of our full-time Market staff, have dedicated their summer months to providing space for the finest array of trusted Washington-produced fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, hot prepared foods, flowers and more from our Market farmers and producers.

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Meet the Producer: Marley Rall

Posted June 23, 2017

The spirited mastermind behind The Brewmaster’s Bakery

At Pike Place Market, we believe in the quality of our vendors. We’re proud to continually engage visitors with the passionate producers who call our space home. Friendly faces, loyal locals and dedicated farmers inhabit our stalls to create a rich tradition true to Seattle’s welcoming culture.

This season, a returning vendor has once again grabbed hold of the taste buds and hearts of our shoppers. Meet Marley Rall, the owner and culinary artist behind the works of The Brewmaster’s Bakery. Marley brings positivity, warmth and a contagious sense of humor along with her delicious creations to our downtown Farmers Markets.

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Farmers Market Season Is Here!

Posted June 9, 2017

Sunshine in Seattle means one thing: the start of farm season! We are thrilled to welcome the summer with an exciting array of vendors, events and opportunities for supporting local growers and producers at Pike Place Market's five downtown Farmers Markets.

After a long Washington winter delayed the sprightful growth of most crops, our farmers have been hard at work to finally bring their best produce to the Market’s most loyal customers and enthusiastic newcomers alike. It’s bound to be a plentiful season as warm weather makes its way to the Pacific Northwest.

Fresh flavors await! Don’t miss your chance to meet some of the city’s most beloved producers and experience the fruitful summertime energy of Pike Place Market. Visit us at our epicenter, or stop by one of our five downtown Farmers Market locations.


Pike Place Downtown Farmers Markets:

City Hall Plaza Market
Tuesdays, 10 am-2 pm
600 4th Ave.

Denny Regrade Market
Tuesdays, 10 am-2 pm
7th and Lenora

Pike Place Evening Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 3-7 pm
Pike Place & Stewart

South Lake Union Market
Thursdays, 10 am-2 pm
410 Terry Ave N

First Hill Market
Fridays, 10 am-2 pm
9th Ave & University St

Debit/Credit, EBT, WIC and Senior FMNP Vouchers accepted at all Farmers Market locations.


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It's Tulip Time!

Posted February 15, 2017

Pick up a colorful bouquet of fresh-cut tulips, available now and throughout the spring season from local farmers.

Many of the Market's flower farmers are Hmong (originally from Laos and Vietnam) and have farms located just 30 minutes east in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Planning a wedding or special event? Add a splash of color with locally grown flowers. Plan early and start at pikeplacemarket.org/flowers.

Behind the Scenes with Berries

Posted May 24, 2016

Strawberry season is upon us!

Nothing says summer like a juicy ripe strawberry picked straight from the farm. Last week we visited two Pike Place berry farmers to learn a little bit more about their farming practices and sample plenty of berries along the way.

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