July 31, 2010
Happy to report that the Pike Place Market’s Farm Days are going strong, and continue on the cobblestones now through September 29 with chef demonstrations through September 19.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, western and eastern Washington-based farmers set up on the street under airy tents. The tents allow them additional selling space for the season’s bounty, so customers can enjoy the freshest, most nutritious and delicious, local and organic produce.
Look for farms like Stoney Plains Farm from Tenino, Tiny’s Organics of Wenatchee, Alvarez Farm from Mabton, Alm Hill Gardens of Everson, Martin Family Orchards from central Washington, Sidhu Farm of Puyallup, Full Circle Farm from Carnation, and many more, on Pike Place starting at Pine Street. Look for greens, root vegetables, stone fruits, berries and other delectable “super foods.”
Pike Place is closed to car traffic from Stewart to Virginia on Sundays to create a lively pedestrian plaza of shoppers, farmers, and chefs. At noon (and also at 2 p.m. many Sundays), chefs show with panache how to cook the bounty grown by farmers. See below for the complete chef cooking demo schedule.
At the Pike Place Market, the city’s granddaddy of all farmers markets, shoppers engage in the 103-year-old tradition of “Meet the Producer” when they purchase directly from the farmers. This was the original intent behind the creation of the Pike Place Market by the Market’s founders. “Meet the Producer” is proclaimed in the sign next to the Market’s iconic clock and sign.
August 1: Diego Castroviejo – La Taberna Del Alabardero – Noon
August 8: John Sundstrom – Lark & Licorous – Noon
August 8: Diane LaVonne – Diane’s Market Kitchen – 2 p.m.
August 15: Jason Stratton – Cascina Spinasse – Noon
August 15: Seth Caswell – emmer & rye – 2 p.m.
August 22: Wayne A. Johnson – Andaluca – Noon
August 29: Peter Birk – Ray’s Boathouse – Noon
September 5: Pranee Halvorsen – I Love Thai Cooking – Noon
September 12: Angie Roberts – BOKA Kitchen & Bar – Noon
September 19: Franz Junga – Il Fornaio – Noon
Visit www.pikeplacemarket.org for more info.