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.
Most importantly, we’ve been ecstatic about sharing the abundance of farm-to-fork freshness throughout the Emerald City at our remote express markets. This year, we added Denny Regrade to our lineup. Located on the plaza next to Amazon's new biosphere greenhouse structures, visitors can access a glorious spread in a modern atmosphere unlike anywhere else.
Our Tuesday markets, located at City Hall and Denny Regrade, house more than 18 farm stands each. On Wednesdays, the Pike Place Evening Market serves as the spot to 10 vendors, while our Thursday market at Amazon’s South Lake Union campus gives us 26 farmers to sing about. Finally, our Friday market at Virginia Mason Hospital on First Hill includes more than 10 regular vendors.
Each express market location provides visitors old and new with enticing flavors and friendly interactions stemming from the Market’s beloved "Meet the Producer" tradition. Classic favorites from Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt, El Chito Tamales, Xai Cha Farms, Kale Love, Tandoozy, Neng Farm, Sua Yang Farms and Growing Washington are a few of the familiar names that keep Seattleites coming back for more.
As summer ends and our farmers market season begins to wind down, be sure to visit one of our express markets to get your hands on some of the best local produce. A full list of our farmers markets, as well as locations and times can be found on our farmers market page on our website.
Thank you to Amelia, our wonderful summer farm intern, for contributing this post to our blog!