Seattle’s Original Farmers Market
Pike Place Market is home to Seattle’s first farmers market. Founded more than a century ago to provide a place for farmers and customers to meet directly, the Market continues the “Meet the Producer” tradition with farmers selling their produce and products at Market farm stalls seven days a week, 362 days a year.
Today, more than 80 Washington farmers sell at the Market, offering Seattle residents and visitors the freshest and highest quality seasonal abundance from their fields.
Farmers Market on Pike Place
Opening June 21
Friday-Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
The farmers' market is located on the cobblestone street of Pike Place, between Pine St. and Stewart St. Look for a row of white tents on the west side of the street, under which farmers sell their fresh produce brought in from the farm that day. Inside the historic arcade, directly behind where the farmers on the street sell, there are many flower farmers who sell colorful bouquets, along with fresh vegetables, berries and herbs.
EBT Cards, WIC and Senior FMNP Accepted at Pike Place & Express Markets
Pike Place Market’s farmers markets offer a wide array of fresh produce that is made more affordable this year for those enrolled in the government Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and who receive a monthly stipend with an Electronic Benefits Transfer card (EBT).
A city-wide farmers market program, Fresh Bucks gives every customer who pays with an EBT card a bonus dollar for every dollar spent (up to $10). The only thing needed to qualify for the Fresh Bucks match is an EBT card. Each customer may collect their bonus once per day.
The Fresh Bucks program will begin with the start of the Pike Place Market farmers markets, kicking off with the Express market at City Hall Plaza on June 18. More info on SNAP / Fresh Bucks
From June – October, Pike Place Market arrives to three downtown neighborhood locations bearing Market-fresh, local and seasonal vegetables, fruit, flowers, honey and value-added products from Washington farms. Meet the farmers, pick up a recipe, shop for weekly produce and select a bouquet of flowers for your home or office. Express Markets are located in South Lake Union, City Hall Plaza and Pioneer Square.
The Pike Place Market Tote
Pike Place Market has a brand new, custom tote created for shopping at Pike Place Market. Roomy enough to carry produce and artisanal items from the Market, the tote also features extra side pockets for olive oil and wine and even a bouquet of flowers.
The Market tote is available at the Pike Place Market farmers market (Friday-Sunday) or at the Express markets (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) with a $15 purchase of farm produce, flowers or related farm products.
Farmers market shoppers may purchase a bag at the Information Booth, next to the farm tables at the farmers market on Pike Place and at the Express markets.
Chefs on the Cobblestones Cooking Demonstrations
Beginning June 23
Sundays, 12 pm & 2 pm
Have you bought eggplant, peas and beets but are not sure how to prepare them? Find tips, recipes and inspiration from celebrated Seattle chefs at our cooking demonstrations on Pike Place.
Free "ABC" Basic Cooking Classes Launch in July
Beginning July 19
Fridays, Hourly from 11 am -2 pm
Diane LaVonne, the Owner/Chef of Diane's Market Kitchen, is hosting a series of free, one-hour cooking classes on Fridays at the farmers market. The program is called “ABC: Affordable Basic Cooking” and will cover how to cook delicious dishes from local produce found at the farmers market.