The Ballard Farmers Market. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Summer Guide

A Day-by-Day Guide to Seattle Farmers Markets

Where to get locally sourced food (almost) every day of the week.

Tuesday

City Hall PlazaGrabbing some produce after work won’t be that difficult here, at one of five markets run by Pike Place Market Express. Open now. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 600 Fourth Ave.

Denny Regrade Market Located outside Amazon’s Doppler building, this formerly underdeveloped section of the city is booming thanks to tech—and hopefully its neighborhood farmers market. Open now. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Seventh and Lenora.

Wednesday

Columbia City Located in the historical district next to a shady patch of grass, this market is ideal for those who enjoy mom-and-pop stores and local restaurant bites. Ends Oct. 11. 3–7 p.m. 37th Ave. S. & S. Edmunds St.

Pike Place Evening Market Though accessible year round, this classic market by the water has special summer evening hours. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and fresh local produce, even if only for one day a week. Open now. 3–7 p.m. Pike Place and Pine St.

Wallingford Get an assortment of fresh fish, produce, ready-to-eat meals, and gifts at Meridian Park. Ends late Sept. 3:30–7 p.m. Meridian Ave. N. and N. 50th St.

Thursday

Lake City Hosting nearly 40 different artisan, and food vendors, this northeast Seattle market is a hit with the locals. June 8–Oct. 5, 3–7 p.m. N.E. 125th St. & 28th Ave. N.E.

South Lake Union Another Pike Place Market Express operation, this market features produce, flowers, artisan vendors, and more. Open now. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 410 Terry Ave. N.

Queen Anne Unlike the others listed here, the Queen Anne farmers market is independently volunteer-run, and spans two whole blocks. Ends Oct. 12. 3–7:30 p.m. W. Crockett St. & Queen Anne Ave. N.

Friday

First Hill Like all farmers markets within Seattle, the First Hill one matches a $1 donation for every $10 spent with EBT through the Fresh Bucks program. Open now. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Ninth Ave. and University St.

Madrona This market hosts more than 200 local vendors. Ends Sept. 29. 3–7 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Way & E. Union St.

Phinney Enjoy choosing from an array of local vendors, then take a short walk down to Greenlake for a quick swim. Ends Oct. 6. 3:30–7:30 p.m. N. 67th St. & Phinney Ave. N.

Saturday

Magnolia With a gorgeous view of Puget Sound, Magnolia’s market is a gem. Ends Oct. 14. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (except July 29). 33rd Ave. W. & W. McGraw St.

U District Only a short walk from the UW campus and with plenty of shops around, there is a lot to do after you grab your goods.Year-round. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. University Way N.E. between N.E. 50th & N.E. 52nd Sts.

Sunday

Ballard Located on a cobblestone stretch, the Ballard market hosts over 200 different vendors. Year-round. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 22nd Ave. N.W. and N.W. Market St.

Capitol Hill This market boasts artisanal foods, cheeses, vegetables, wines, beers, and ciders. Year-round. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Broadway Ave. E. and E. Pine St.

Fremont This market has been going for 27 years, and it’s accrued a reputation for its European style. Year-round. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 3410 Evanston Ave. N.

West SeattleLocated in West Seattle Junction, this market promises fresh produce from local Washington vendors. Year-round. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. California Ave. S.W. & S.W. Alaska St.

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