My favorite neighborhood market, Columbia City Farmers Market is (at last!) returning next Wednesday, May 3rd (3-7pm). I've have my basket ready and--in very good company-- plan to attend the first day festivities.
"Founded in 1998, the Columbia City farmers market brings over 40 Washington State farmers and small food vendors to this historic neighborhood in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. Market days are full of the colors and sounds of shoppers from around the world who live and work in this community.
Shopping at Taylor Shellfish Farms at the Columbia City MarketA visual and aromatic feast, farm tables at this market are overflowing with the region's freshest fruits and vegetables, organic produce, free-range eggs, hazelnuts, honey, ciders, cheeses, seafood, free-range chickens, pasture-raised organic beef, baked goods, jams, sauces, cut flowers, nursery stock, fresh bread and other baked goods.
Columbia City Market hosts weekly events such as cooking demos, produce tasting, live music, activities for the kids, and gardening and composting information."
There will be clowns and face paiting for the kiddies, live music (by local musicians Miles & Corina) for everyone and what promises to be a great afternoon to share with family, neighbors and friends. Not to mention the beginning of an exciting and delectable neighborhood farmers market season in Seattle.
I'm already looking forward to taking home Monteillet Fromagerie cheese, early veggies and greens from Alvarez Farms, rhubarb for jam and all sorts of organic and Puget Sound fresh goodies.
I hope you too are saving the date to welcome back this hard working and friendly bunch of farmers
and vendors to this colorful, dynamic and vibrant multi-cultural market. See you there!
Columbia City Farmers Market
4801 Rainier Ave South
(at South Edmunds)