From the Markets

We are so blessed in the pacific northwest, and particularly in Seattle proper to have amazing local produce year round and markets that are full of freshness, flavor and lots of personality.   The summer Market schedule has begun, and although my favorites remain the Ballard Market on Sunday and Pike Place Market Central any day of the week, there are many others that are noteworthy and fill in the remaining days of the week.   Farmer’s local produce really makes a difference in preparing everything from meals to smoothies and flower presentation. In the past I have  tried to hit up the markets at least twice a week, although I think I will be more dependent on my own back yard market at least for the summer. 

Ballard:  Sundays 10-3pm YEAR ROUND

Bellevue: The market at the First Presbyterian Church (1717 Bellevue Way N.E.) runs 3-7pm Thursdays

Burien: 11am to 6 pm Thursdays

Columbia City:3-7 pm Wednesdays (open to chefs only from 2-3pm)

Edmonds: 9am to 2 pmSaturdays

Lake City: 3-7 pm Thursday starting June 14

Lake Forest Park: 11am to 4 pm Sundays

Madrona :3-7pm Fridays

Magnolia:  10 am to 2 pm saturdays

Mercer Island :10 am to 3 pm Saturdays

Phinney:  3-7 pm Fridays  Starting June 3

Pike place Market Express at Seattle City Hall:  10 am -2pm Tuesdays beginning June 19

Pike Place Market Express at South Lake Union (410 Terry Ave N)  10:30 am to 2:30pm Thursdays, starting June 21

Queen Anne 3pm-7:30 pm Thursdays Starting June 7

Shoreline: 10am to 3 pm Saturdays, starting June 16

U District: 10-3pm Saturdays  YEAR ROUND!

Wallingford:  3:30pm-7pm Wednesdays (Chefs only from 3-3:30)

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