Seattle is known for many things, but in spring one thing in particular is energizing people in this city…warm weather is creeping up on us, we’re dreaming of barbecue weather and looking for lighter and fresher options on our plates. I’m talking about the farmers markets!!! Sure, some cities have them all year ’round. Whenever I traveled abroad they were abundant !!! Paris, London, Italy, Brazil…almost everywhere I went there were always outdoor markets with vendors selling a variety of foods.
But here in Seattle the farmers markets tradition is finally securing its place in the world. When the rain is finally letting up and we’re venturing outside to enjoy the longer days we also look for that seasonal, local and bountiful produce that is grown here in Washington state!! Our temperate weather allows for a wide variety of fruits, produce, meats, dairy and seafood…anything and everything you could want! Local honeys, cheeses, salts, beers and wines are all highlights not to be missed! These are just a few of the things available at our local farmers markets !!
We are very proud of our organic, local and sustainable foods… Not only are we supporting local communities, farmers, economies and environments but we are also getting the freshest, healthiest and most delicious foods available during the season!! It’s a win win all around!!! Most of our farmer’s markets operate from April through September or October, but recently a few have opted to be open year ’round. From Lake City to Magnolia to Columbia City…almost every neighborhood now boasts of its markets. There’s even a “floating” farmers market on Lake Union! While you’re getting your shopping done for the week, why not grab a snack?! Many markets also have local food vendors offering a variety of cuisines, made to order for a picnic on the spot. A variety of awesome food trucks are also making their rounds at different markets around the city. So what are you waiting for?? Get out and visit your local farmers market!!
Here’s information for a few of Seattle’s neighborhood markets!
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