The Market’s Open!

The seasonal Madrona Farmers Market opened recently on May 19th! Because of our unusually long rainy season this year in WA State (the longest on record in modern history), some of the farm vendors understandably had a delay with their crops. But our warm season is firmly underway now, as are abundant produce, herbs, and artisanal goods!  Look at this chart to see what’s approximately available. (Keep in mind there might be a lag, due to previous rain).

Recently, Seattle was rated 4th in the nation for being the most fit city. One of the reasons cited for this improvement was the increase in the number of farmers markets in our area: a positive indication that unprocessed, natural food can make a difference in one’s health.

If you would like to visit other farmers markets in other neighborhoods as well, here is a complete list of places and hours from The Seattle Times. The Madrona Farmers Market is on Fridays, from 3-7 pm through the end of September. Bon appetit!

Time is Running Out: Honey Biscuits at Madrona Farmers Market

Time is running out to shop at Madrona Farmers Market this year.  The farmers market runs every Friday afternoon from Spring through the Summer; the last one this year will be Friday, September 27th.  Thus you still have time to buy your favorite produce, but do not forget about the honey biscuits.  Art Stone, who first started making biscuits with his grandmother in North Carolina when he was 4 years old, founded Honey Biscuits and has sold his biscuits throughout the city including previously at Beecher’s in Pike Place and Verite Coffee.  Now you can find his biscuits at many of the local farmers market including Madrona Farmers Market.  Craving biscuits?  Walk down to the Madrona Farmers Market this afternoon and look for the honey biscuits.

Art Stone making “The MacGregor”  an oversized biscuits include chunks of Bavarian Meats bacon, Beecher’s Flagship cheese, and organic caramelized onions:

 

Madrona Farmers Market Starts May 18th

Madrona Farmers MarketMadrona Farmers Market starts Friday, May 18th and will be open from 3 PM to 7 PM every Friday until September 28th.  The Seattle farmers market is located in the Madrona Grocery Outlet’s north parking lot on the corner of Union and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Support your local farmers and get healthy fresh food by visiting Madrona Farmers Market starting on May 18th.

Interbay’s Farmers Market Inspired by Madrona

Interbay Farmers MarketInterbay is getting a farmers market and it was inspired by Madrona.  Like Madrona, the farmers market will be in the parking lot of the neighborhood grocery store.  In Interbay, it will be in the parking lot of the new Whole Foods.  You know what they say:  imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Click link to read more about Interbay Farmers Market.

Do not forget today is the first day for Madrona Farmers Market.

Madrona Farmers Market This Friday

Madrona Farmers MarketJust a reminder that Madrona Farmers Market’s first day in 2011 will be this Friday, May 20th, from 3 PM to 7 PM.  And despite Seattle not being over 70 degrees in nearly 200 days, it looks like the Madrona Farmers Market timed the weather perfectly with an expected high of 69 (come on I know we can hit 70).

To get more details about Madrona Farmers Market including location and summer schedule – please click the previous link.