Though we’re headed into fall, you can still capture the taste and feel of summer with a trip to your local farmers market. You may be surprised to learn that many are open through the end of this month and beyond! A market outing is a great way to introduce your kiddos to new foods, and get them out enjoying the vibrancy of your community.
In the coming weeks, I’ll have posts on harvest fairs, apple picking, and more seasonal, fresh fun, but for now, here is a list of markets where you can still get your fresh on!
Renton Farmers Markets Tuesdays and Sundays through September. Site shows next market dates and activities scheduled.
Kent Farmers Market-9-2 Saturdays through the 29th of September This one is at the town plaza, by the water features. As of 9/11, these were still on.
Des Moines Waterfront– Saturdays, 10-2 through October 27th At the north end of the marina. Touch tanks from HCC Mast Aquarium every 4th Saturday; chili cook off coming at the end of October!
Federal Way Farmers Market Saturdays, 9-3 May-October pie tasting this Saturday, chili cook-off at the end of this month.
Puyallup Farmers Market Saturdays through October 13th.
Tacoma Farmers Markets 6th avenue-Tuesdays through September; Broadway- Thursdays through October; South Tacoma-Sundays through September. There is also a winter farmer’s market later in the year. I’ll tell you about that when it starts up.
Olympia Farmers Market 10-3 Thursdays-Sundays through October. Saturday and Sunday during November and December.
Gig Harbor Farmers Market Wednesdays 12-5 through September 26th at Skansie Brothers Park downtown. As far as I know, the other Gig Harbor Market locations have closed for the season. If you know differently, leave a comment!
Port Orchard Saturdays 9-3 through October 13th. “On the waterfront, rain or shine”
Bremerton Farmers Market Sundays 10:30-2:30 through the end of September; Thursdays 4-7 through October 18th
If you know a South Sound market I missed, or you’d like to tell us about your favorite, please do!