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, December 11th 6:30-8:30  

Sno-Valley Tilth December Potluck and Annual Meeting: Join Sno-Valley Tilth for their monthly potluck at the Carnation Tree Farm barn loft. The first hour is for sharing a potluck meal; the second hour of the December gathering is devoted to the Sno-Valley Tilth annual meeting. MORE INFO

Tuesday, December 5:30-7:00PM  

Women in Food Systems Networking Group:  Join for the inaugural gathering of a women-in-food systems networking group in the Puget Sound. It's a dynamic time across the country and in our local food shed. There are many challenges and even more opportunities before us and we're hopeful to convene a group of women who share an interest in fostering relationships, exploring opportunities to work together, and mentoring other women seeking to grow their careers in food and agriculture. RSVP to

January 19th and 20th, 2018  

Cascadia Grains Conference: The Cascadia Grains Conference brings together farmers, bakers, brewers, distillers, brokers, investors, policy makers, and others to strengthen the role of grains in our local food economy by sharing the latest science, techniques, and developments, as well as by creating a space in which new businesses, policy and research relationships can form and existing ones can be strengthened.  MORE INFO

Monday, February 5th 1:00-4:00PM

Small Business Resource Fair: The Small Business Resource Fair will serve as a great opportunity for farmers and market organizers to make connections with businesses and/or organizations in our agricultural community before the busy summer season kicks in. We are planning to have snacks, beverages, door prizes, and a farm product raffle! The more the merrier so please join us for this exciting event and get your pressing farmers market questions answered. The resource fair will be held at King Street Center at 201 S Jackson Street in the 8th floor conference room. Parking validation will be available for the King Street Center garage. To RSVP or ask a question please contact Leigh Newman-Bell 206-605-8424. .



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