8 Veteran-Owned Market Businesses to Shop

As we honor those who have served this Veterans Day, we encourage you to support our Market businesses that are veteran-owned and operated. Read on to learn a little bit more about them and the unique products and services that make them special members of our community!

Black Forest Mushrooms

Find a range of mushroom products on this farmer’s table, grown in a climate-controlled indoor farm just 30 miles north of Seattle. Their gourmet mushroom farm specializes in Blue Oyster and Lion’s Mane varietals, as well as unique products like mushroom jerky and powders for adaptogenic supplements in beverages and more. Try a sample directly at their table and discover your favorite!

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Two farmers from Black Forest Mushrooms standing behind their farm table at Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Don & Joe's Meats

As the Market’s resident butcher for more than 50 years, Don & Joe’s Meats has everything you need to fill the main dish for your next family dinner or big special occasion gathering. Pick up classic cuts like ribeye steaks, house-made pork sausages, or specialty seasonal items like duck, geese, turkey and more. Find them just left of the main entrance to the Market next to MarketSpice and Pike Place Fish.

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Hardwood Specialties

John Silas has been a Market craftsman since 1975, producing handmade, one-of-a-kind wooden cribbage boards made from naturally colored hardwoods. Find varied sizes and intricacy of designs for everyone ranging from the light traveler to the collectible enthusiast. Browse John’s work in his booth in the Crafts Market.

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Kiss in a Biscuit

Suzan Ando is a dog lover to the bone, crafting organic handmade dog treats that guarantee quality and freshness without preservatives or additives for your fur babies. Find Kiss in a Biscuit in our Crafts Market to treat your pup with some special delights!

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Little Kicking Bird

Taking a unique, three-dimensional approach to traditional photography mounting, Travis Tyler of Little Kicking Bird creates photo blocks that are handcrafted onto bamboo and glossed with a clear resin coating for a vibrant finish. Enjoy beautiful scenes of the Pacific Northwest or submit a custom photo selection of your own to be mounted! Shop them all in the Crafts Market.

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Osara Commissary

Find unique items hand-picked from markets in Japan alongside original artwork by co-owner and curator Mikako Hamaguchi. Her clever illustrated cat designs bring a whimsical joy, and embroidered apparel and accessories with adorable characters filling the shop are fun for any gifting occasion. Find them in Level 3 of the DownUnder.

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Pike Place Pigs

Gather your loose coinage in a uniquely handcrafted display with Stephanie’s colorful ceramic piggy banks. Started as a passion project for her daughter, Stephanie has now sold her beloved pigs for over 20 years! Find Pike Place Pigs in the Crafts Market or in-store at the Soap Box in the Soames Dunn Building.

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Sweetie's Candy

Don’t let their quaint and tiny space fool you, Sweetie’s Candy carries over 200 delicious sweets and treats to indulge in while exploring the Market. Find delicious gummies, chocolate varietals, taffy, lollipops, and so much more to choose from by the handful in their bulk bins. Shop Sweetie’s on Level 4 of the DownUnder.

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