Even though we have year long farmers markets in the Seattle area, most of the Puget Sound area neighborhood farmers markets closed for the season late last year. However, there is still chance to shop the U-District and West Seattle Farmers Markets. These two markets will close February 25 and 26th respectively.
I took a drive to West Seattle last Sunday and found lovely organic eggs from Stoney Plains Organic Farm, gorgeous beets, crisp and sweet Gala and Fuji apples and Rockridge Farms apple cider (they also had a beautiful Berry Hard Cider in sec and demi-sec styles).
Even though these two markets are a fraction of the size we have become used to in our area and enjoyed from early spring to late fall, there is still plenty of local, seasonal. fresh, organic produce to be had. Not to mention sustainable tuna and fish jerky, organic jams, bread, eggs, meat, etc.
With the gorgeous weather we've been having why not stop by any of these two markets and say hi to these friendly and hard working farmers and take home a few goodies? I can't think of a better way to start a Saturday or Sunday morning.
University District Farmers Market: 10 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday through through Feb. 25, 2006 (the market will then close and re-open in May 2006).
West Seattle Farmers Market: 10 am to 1 pm every Sunday through Feb. 25, 2006 (the market will close and re-open in May 2006).
For more information please visit the Neighborhood Farmers' Market Alliance website.