Farm Development

Farm Development

Farm Development


Since its inception, farmers have played an integral role in the success and longevity of Pike Place Market. Farmers also receive support from the Market in order to grow and sustain successful farm businesses. Through educational programming and one-on-one technical assistance, we strive to help farmers overcome challenges and continue to strengthen Washington State's local food system. 


Business Resources

  • Direct Marketing & Online Marketing
  • Recordkeeping
  • Insurance Options
  • Business Planning
  • Financing your Farm
  • Grants

On-Farm Resources

  • Food Safety Training
  • Infrastructure Maintenance & Improvements
  • Pest Management
  • Water Management
  • Farm Succession Planning 

Upcoming Workshops & Events


Monday, September 25th 4PM – 8PM

Organic Seed Alliance Fall Field Day: Learn about OSA’s latest research and vegetables as they celebrate the growing season with their annual community field day and variety tasting. Take a tour of the research in the field and taste new vegetable varieties prepared by local chefs. Guest speakers Drs. Phil Simon (University of Wisconsin – Madison) and Lindsey du Toit (washington State University) will be joining the festivities! MORE INFO

Monday, September 25th 6PM-8PM

American Farmland Trust Panel Discussion: John Piotti, President of American Farmland Trust, will lead a discussion on the future of farming in our region and across the nation along with Derek Sandison, the Director of WSDA, Doug Collins, WSU Small Farms Program, and Percy Acworth of SAGE Sammamish Valley Farm. MORE INFO

September 27th 1PM-3PM

Experience Farming Project Open House: Sno Valley Tilth’s Experience Farming Project provides land access and production support for individuals starting their farm business. Come and see what we’ve got growing! MORE INFO

October 18th – April 18th 7:00-9:30PM

Growing Groceries Education Series: This is a series of classes designed to help you learn how to grow your own food. Classes consist of selected guest speakers and topics that will help beginners and long time gardeners learn more about growing food using healthy and sustainable practices. Take the whole series or a select few, your choice.  MORE INFO

November 1st 7AM-5:30PM

Focus on Farming Conference: Join us for the 14th annual Focus on Farming Conference at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds! Keynote speakers include John Ikerd speaking on “The Status and Future of Local Foods” and Ben Hartman, speaking on “Using the Lean System to Earn a Comfortable Living on a Farm”. MORE INFO


November 10th -12th

Tilth Conference:  Every year the Tilth Conference brings together hundreds of farmers, producers, researchers, and food system professionals to network and learn. This is a great way to meet other s in your field, enjoy locally sourced meals and participate in fun evening events around Vancouver. MORE INFO



For more Information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Leigh Newman-Bell, Pike Place Farm Development Coordinator: or 206-605-8424