While many other parts of the country have a natural beauty that is unique to the region, the Pacific Northwest is a place of outdoor wonder. While visiting here can be characterized by the cultural urban experiences provided by cities such as Seattle and Portland, many who visit tend to be more captivated by the region’s natural wonder than anything else. Whether you are going for a hike in Olympic National Park, backpacking The Enchantments, or checking out Mount St. Helens, there is much to do in the Pacific Northwest. With so much to do outdoors and a community that is very appreciative of nature, it should be no surprise that this part of the United States is home to some of the best farmers’ markets in America. It doesn’t matter if you are browsing the wide array of goods at the Portland Farmers’ Market, or if you are going for a more refined Saturday experience at Pybus’ Public Market - in the Pacific Northwest, there is a farmers’ market for everybody.
(Farmers' Market) May-Oct
Pybus' Public market is an exceptional indoor destination that serves the greater Wenatchee community as a multi-purpose market for those interested in local products. Featuring everything from coffee and jewelry shops, to fine-dining restaurants, the Pybus Public market is a destination unto itself. Every year, however, from the early summer to the early fall, the public market hosts a farmers' market on its west parking lot and plaza area. Serving almost as an extension of Pybus' Public Market, the farmers' market offers everything from locally sourced vegetables and produce, to a concurrent artisan market where craftsmen can sell pre-made goods.
3 N. Worthen St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Sunday-Thursday (8:00am - (9:00pm),
Friday (8:00am - 10:00pm),
Saturday (8:00am - 10:00pm),
Farmers' Market Open On Saturday Only
Ballard Sunday Farmers' Market
Open since 2000, the Ballard Sunday Farmers' Market is where you will find booths of fresh organic produce, meat, poultry, and fish all locally sourced from the state of Washington. It is also a great place to support local artists, as well as food vendors. This family-friendly environment is open every Sunday, with part of its claim to fame being that it is one of Seattle’s only year-round farmers' markets--if not the only one.
5330 Ballard Ave.
NW Seattle, WA 98107
Sunday (9:00am - 2:00pm)
The Olympia Farmers' Market is home to a rich array of local farmers from around the area. With dozens of fruit, vegetable, and meat producers, as well as a smorgasbord of artisans and craft vendors, the Olympia Farmers' market is a destination for a wide variety of goods and is well worth a weekend trip. Come here for everything from jewelry, wood art, and pottery to coffee, dairy, veggies (literally, all the veggies), and pork. While here, be sure to peruse the local wine selection from Wynoochee River Winery, and if you have a dog, consider getting them some artisan dog treats from Crossed Paws Bakery. This location accounts for one of the few indoor farmers' markets in Washington, and for such reasons, is open year-round.
700 Capitol Way North,
Olympia, WA 98501
Thursday-Sunday (10:00am -3:00pm)
If you thought that the Portland Farmers' Market was beholden to one location in Portland, Oregon, you would be forgiven. With a whopping 6 Locations that are open from summer to fall, with one year-round, the Portland Farmers' Market provides a robust offering of fruits, veggies, and other local products to over 30,000 customers a week! Founded in 1992 on the campus of Portland State University, The Portland Farmers' Market is widely regarded as one of the best—number 2, actually—farmers' markets in the country. Come here for locally sourced chocolates, baked goods, nuts, spices, and ready-to-eat food all against a series of lively backdrops full of music and family fun. Though the Portland Farmers' Market's PSU campus stays open year-round, feel free to traverse between the other four locations at Lents International, King, Kenton, and Shemanski Park during the summertime.
Various Locations (See Website)
Various Times (See Website)
Oregon City, OR
The Oregon City Farmers' Market is a great place to see a showcase of local growers, farmers, artisans, ranchers, and many other independent food businesses. Come here during the summertime for a wide variety of local produce, meat, and seafood as well as monthly events, and chef demonstrations. You can find dozens upon dozens of local food vendors that cover an entire host of culinary categories. Buy some wine from Forest Edge Vineyard, snack on artisan bread from Fatdutchbread, and shop vegan desserts from Sinful Confections. The list of family-owned growers and independent producers runs very long at The Oregon City Farmers’ Market, and all of them are worth a visit.
2051 Ken Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Saturday (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Farmer Affiliations: Verne Gingerich, Gingerich Farms
Featuring everything from produce and flowers, to wine, artisan crafts, and handmade toiletries, the Gresham Farmers' Market has been proudly serving the Gresham community since 1986. Ranked as one of the best farmers' markets in America, the Gresham Farmers' Market is open from summer to fall and is a great weekend location to not only buy fine produce, but also take a stroll and enjoy some live music. It is also the place where you can find some of the delicious fruit and produce options from Seal the Seasons farmer, Verne Gingerich with Gingerich Farms!
488 NE 3rd St.
Gresham, OR 97030
Saturday (8:30am - 2:00pm)