Seattle is so cool, we have a farmer’s market on a boat. This post is in honor of the season and my discovery of the FarmBoat Floating Market held on an historic steamship in South Lake Union.
It’s an exciting time around Seattle right now; the seasonal farmer’s markets are starting to open up again. You can spot them by the crowds of strolling people and tall orange and purple banners at the end of closed-off streets in nearly every neighborhood of the city. Of course there are always the year-round markets on Saturdays and Sundays, but when you run out of fresh greens on Tuesday those are not so much help. In the summer with a bit of a flexible daytime schedule you can visit a farmer’s market every day of the week. Here’s how to find them.
FarmBoat Floating Market
An organization bringing fresh, local food and historic wooden ships together. The South Lake Union market is 11-3pm on Thursdays on a 125 foot steamship from the 1920′s. They also are proposing markets at downtown Seattle’s waterfront and in South Park on other historic vessels.
Neighborhood Farmer’s Market Alliance
Operates 7 markets around seattle, including the Capitol Hill market (which got up and running last month) and my own dearest and closest, the Phinney Market that opens next week on June 1. Their website just got a much-needed design update making it much easier to read the information (woo!).
For an uber list of all the land-based markets, visit the Washington State Farmer’s Market Association for maps, opening/closing times, whether they accept credit cards or SNAP benefits (many do), and more contact info.
Now I’m just waiting impatiently for cherry season.
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