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Mapping 12 Seattle Farmer's Markets Worth Visiting

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Every week you head out to the same local farmer's market, buy the same produce, look at the same homemade bars of soap and call it a day. But, seriously guys, Seattle is chocked full of farmer's markets that are in turn chocked with tons of different and unique offerings just waiting to be discovered. Imagine what the bok choy tastes like on the other side of the city? (Probably like bok choy, but how can you be so sure???). Ever wondered what the markets have to offer in Lake City, Columbia City or Magnolia? Ever realized that you haven't been to Pike Place Market in over a year? Head to our trusty map to discover some of the many farmer's market delights you might be missing out on...


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1. Wallingford Farmer's Market

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4850 Meridian Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

Get some bright organic vegetables, and have a picnic surrounded with kids and birds in Meridian Park. The freshness of life will enhance your experience. Open every Wednesday, 3:30-7 p.m., from May 28 to September 24. Chefs Market every Wednesday from 3-3:30 p.m.

2. Queen Anne Farmer's Market

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Queen Anne Avenue North & Crockett Street
Seattle, WA 98109

More of a food truck hub than a great place to find produce, but what else do you have to do on Thursday besides stuff your face and wander home drunk? Named one of the best by Seattle Weekly. Every Thursday between June 5 – October 16 from 3:00-7:30pm

3. Phinney Farmer's Market

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Phinney Avenue North & North 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Go here for the fresh produce and pasta on a Friday evening. This one might be too small for you, but it's worth your time if you're not into crowded markets. Every Friday between 3-7 until November. Image: jwalsh

4. U District Farmer's Market

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Northeast 50th Street & University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

Everybody loves this market because there are no lame craft stands, just amazing food. Fresh organic produce, free range meat, foraged mushrooms, and incredible cheese surround you as you nibble on something that fell from heaven. Every Saturday year-round between 9 am - 2 pm.

5. Fremont Sunday Market

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Evanston Avenue North & North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 781-6776
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Don't come here for produce, but if you want to shop for tchotchkes, you will find what you're looking for. If you're hungry, the food truck offerings will satisfy you completely. And if you want to drink, Red Door & Brouwers are just steps away.

6. West Seattle Farmer's Market

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California Avenue Southwest & Southwest Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98116

A healthy selection of wine, cheese, organic produce, fresh pasta, Greek yogurt, salmon, and more guarantees you won't be stopping anywhere else to feed yourself for the week. Plus, parking is easy! Every Sunday between 10am and 2pm.

7. Ballard Farmer's Market

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5330 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 781-6776
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Skip church, and worship the fresh donuts instead. Wander through the throng as you gather flowers and fresh produce. People-watch as you stuff yourself with burritos and fish tacos. Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Image: Valerie H.

8. Capitol Hill Farmer's Market

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Broadway & East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122

Cherry season is almost over, so find some here before you can't anymore. Fresh produce and hot food samples are waiting for you at this laid-back neighborhood nucleus. Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm.

9. Pike Place Market

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85 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-7453
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Touristy and crowded, but you know you like visiting because where else are you going to find exactly what you're looking for? If you haven't been yet, go. Even if it's just for an excuse to get some mac & cheese from Beecher's. During week and early in the AM are best to avoid the crowds.

10. Magnolia Farmer's Market

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33rd Avenue West & West McGraw Street
Seattle, WA 98199

If you prefer small, no nonsense markets where you can buy produce without getting bumped into, this is your destination. Magnolia is a beautiful place to spend time in anyway. Saturdays through October from 10 am - 2 pm.

11. Columbia City Farmer's Market

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3631 South Edmunds Street
Seattle, WA 98118

Fruit and veggie stands, no tourists, no silly hipster crowds, reasonably priced flower bouquets, baked goods, smiles and cheese make up this charming market open on Wednesday afternoons.

12. Lake City Farmer's Market

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Northeast 125th Street & 28th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98125

Look at all the beautiful veggies! Take a bunch home, cook, eat, and enjoy because that's life, and you didn't have to fight the big farmer's market crowds to enjoy your dinner. That's why you live up here. Thursdays, 3-7pm, Jun to October.

1. Wallingford Farmer's Market

4850 Meridian Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Get some bright organic vegetables, and have a picnic surrounded with kids and birds in Meridian Park. The freshness of life will enhance your experience. Open every Wednesday, 3:30-7 p.m., from May 28 to September 24. Chefs Market every Wednesday from 3-3:30 p.m.

4850 Meridian Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

2. Queen Anne Farmer's Market

Queen Anne Avenue North & Crockett Street, Seattle, WA 98109

More of a food truck hub than a great place to find produce, but what else do you have to do on Thursday besides stuff your face and wander home drunk? Named one of the best by Seattle Weekly. Every Thursday between June 5 – October 16 from 3:00-7:30pm

Queen Anne Avenue North & Crockett Street
Seattle, WA 98109

3. Phinney Farmer's Market

Phinney Avenue North & North 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

Go here for the fresh produce and pasta on a Friday evening. This one might be too small for you, but it's worth your time if you're not into crowded markets. Every Friday between 3-7 until November. Image: jwalsh

Phinney Avenue North & North 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

4. U District Farmer's Market

Northeast 50th Street & University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

Everybody loves this market because there are no lame craft stands, just amazing food. Fresh organic produce, free range meat, foraged mushrooms, and incredible cheese surround you as you nibble on something that fell from heaven. Every Saturday year-round between 9 am - 2 pm.

Northeast 50th Street & University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

5. Fremont Sunday Market

Evanston Avenue North & North 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

Don't come here for produce, but if you want to shop for tchotchkes, you will find what you're looking for. If you're hungry, the food truck offerings will satisfy you completely. And if you want to drink, Red Door & Brouwers are just steps away.

Evanston Avenue North & North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

6. West Seattle Farmer's Market

California Avenue Southwest & Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98116

A healthy selection of wine, cheese, organic produce, fresh pasta, Greek yogurt, salmon, and more guarantees you won't be stopping anywhere else to feed yourself for the week. Plus, parking is easy! Every Sunday between 10am and 2pm.

California Avenue Southwest & Southwest Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98116

7. Ballard Farmer's Market

5330 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Skip church, and worship the fresh donuts instead. Wander through the throng as you gather flowers and fresh produce. People-watch as you stuff yourself with burritos and fish tacos. Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Image: Valerie H.

5330 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

8. Capitol Hill Farmer's Market

Broadway & East Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98122

Cherry season is almost over, so find some here before you can't anymore. Fresh produce and hot food samples are waiting for you at this laid-back neighborhood nucleus. Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm.

Broadway & East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122

9. Pike Place Market

85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Touristy and crowded, but you know you like visiting because where else are you going to find exactly what you're looking for? If you haven't been yet, go. Even if it's just for an excuse to get some mac & cheese from Beecher's. During week and early in the AM are best to avoid the crowds.

85 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

10. Magnolia Farmer's Market

33rd Avenue West & West McGraw Street, Seattle, WA 98199

If you prefer small, no nonsense markets where you can buy produce without getting bumped into, this is your destination. Magnolia is a beautiful place to spend time in anyway. Saturdays through October from 10 am - 2 pm.

33rd Avenue West & West McGraw Street
Seattle, WA 98199

11. Columbia City Farmer's Market

3631 South Edmunds Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Fruit and veggie stands, no tourists, no silly hipster crowds, reasonably priced flower bouquets, baked goods, smiles and cheese make up this charming market open on Wednesday afternoons.

3631 South Edmunds Street
Seattle, WA 98118

12. Lake City Farmer's Market

Northeast 125th Street & 28th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98125

Look at all the beautiful veggies! Take a bunch home, cook, eat, and enjoy because that's life, and you didn't have to fight the big farmer's market crowds to enjoy your dinner. That's why you live up here. Thursdays, 3-7pm, Jun to October.

Northeast 125th Street & 28th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98125