The kaleidoscope of specialty cut flowers draws crowds, but the farmers’ resiliency is what helps make Pike Place Market truly vibrant.
By lifting each other up and supporting the Market’s social services, the vendors play an integral role in its success.
Nearly 50 years ago, the municipal treasure was almost dismantled—until Seattle’s citizens stepped in to protect it for generations to come.
As one of the main forces behind the annual event, Zoë Freeman brings Seattle some cheer and helps the Pike Place Market Senior Center & Food Bank save lives.
By helping vendors that have fallen on hard times, Sharon Shaw and the Market Safety Net have created an essential pillar of support for a tight-knit community.
For three generations, Joe Desimone’s family has helped shape the Pike Place Market, but not as much as it has shaped him.