June 17, 2013
And on June 21, Pike Place Market’s annual farmers market opens on Pike Place, continuing a tradition begun in August 1907, when farmers gathered in the newly founded public marketplace to sell fresh produce to Seattle citizens from the back of their wagons. Today, Washington farmers continue to sell at the Market year-round, 362 days a year.
During the bountiful growing season, the Market operates a designated farmers market on the street of Pike Place, Friday through Sunday, though farmers are also at the Market both inside the Main Arcade and outside on Pike Place on other days of the week.
In addition to the farmers market on Pike Place, the Market also operates three weekly Express farmers markets at City Hall Plaza, in South Lake Union at 410 Terry Ave North, and (new this year), Occidental Park in Pioneer Square.
“The farmers participating in the Market’s year-round farm program and summer farmers markets play an essential role in the health of the Market community and the greater Downtown neighborhood,” said Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority Executive Director Ben Franz-Knight. “These farmers provide Seattle residents the option to buy fresh, abundant and in-season produce in a variety of locations, days and hours, helping to build healthier lives.”
“We are excited for the Express Market to come to Pioneer Square,” said Leslie Smith, Executive Director of the Alliance for Pioneer Square. “The option to buy fresh, local produce and flowers over the summer is a perfect complement to all of the exciting changes taking place in the neighborhood.”
Pike Place Market Farmers Market Schedule
Farmers Market on Pike Place
June 21 – September 29
Friday-Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm
Beginning June 21, farmers sell their produce on the street of Pike Place. On Sundays, certain blocks of Pike Place are closed to vehicle traffic, creating a pedestrian thoroughfare for farmers market shoppers.
City Hall Plaza
June 18-October 29
Tuesdays, 10 am-2 pm
600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Occidental Park, Pioneer Square
June 19-October 30
Wednesdays, 10 am-2 pm
S Main St & Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
South Lake Union
June 20-October 31
Thursdays, 10 am-2 pm
410 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
Pike Place Market Chefs on the Cobblestones Schedule
Starting June 23
Sundays, 12 pm & 2 pm, at the intersection of Pike Place and Stewart St.
Here is the complete schedule.