Madrona Farmers Market Coming Soon!

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Spring is finally here, and with that brings the arrival of fresh produce, meats and specialty foods at Seattle’s seasonal farmers markets, including Madrona’s, which is slated to begin Friday, May 16 and will take place every Friday afternoon through September 26.

Get your baskets ready to fill up with all the market has to offer – a small sampling of last year’s bounty included fresh meat and potatoes from Olsen Farms in the Colville area, juicy peaches from Martin Family Orchards in Cashmere, hazelnuts from Holmquist Hazelnut Orchards in Lynden, and fresh Washington salmon from Wilson Fish. Make a whole night of it by getting your grocery shopping done, watching a live cooking demonstration, and enjoying a meal prepared by market vendors (last year included Los Chilangos traditional Mexican food and their specialty Al Pastor). The market also encourages attendees to support the local, family-owned businesses in the surrounding neighborhoods of Madrona, Madison Valley, the Central Area and Capitol Hill.

The Madrona Farmers Market is open every Friday, May 16 through September 26 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., and takes place in the parking lot of the Madrona Grocery Outlet at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way E & E Union St. For more information, visit their website, and the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance.

2012 Farmer’s Markets Summer Season Updates

If you weren’t out enjoying this lovely turn of the weather this weekend you were one of few; as the sun starts to come out, so do the summer crops and the local farmers markets will open in a few weeks with a ton of fresh new produce. The 2012 farmer’s market season took off running this year, with some markets already up and others soon to follow in the next few weeks. The surrounding Seattle areas will have a few new faces like the Shoreline Farmer’s Market that will open June 16th and will close down others like the

Photo Courtesy of Zachary D. Lyons, copyright from the 2011 Wallingford Farmer's Market

Georgetown market, who didn’t see enough foot traffic the last few years, but hopes to return in the fall with more people coming in and out of the neighborhood. Keep in mind the U District and West Seattle Markets run year round; here is a list of openings to look out for when you’re in the neighborhood:

Burien: 11am-6pm Thursdays

Columbia City: 3-7pm Wednesdays ( and will open early to chefs only to check out the loot before the crowds, from 2-3pm)

Lake City: 3-7pm Thursdays, beginning June 14.

Phinney: 3-7pm Fridays, starting June 3rd.

Madrona: 3-7pm Fridays beginning May 18th.

Magnolia: 10am-2pm, Saturdays starting June 9th.

Queen Anne: 3-7:30pm Thursdays, beginning June 7th.

Wallingford: 3:30-7pm Wednesdays beginning May 30th, (opening early for chefs only from 3-3:30)