Not only is spring an amazing time to be outside, but it’s also a great time to buy fresh produce and artisan goods at your local farmers’ market.
Shopping the farmers’ market is a great way to eat fresh and from local sources; the farmer is usually right there in front of you! But to get the most out of your visit, you need to be prepared. Know what is (and isn’t) in season and plan some menus, but also plan for the unexpected. Because you never know what new food you may find and trying new things is all part of the fun of going!
With a variety of markets to choose from, you can visit throughout the week!
The Ridgefield Farmers Market runs each Saturday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, June through September. Currently held at Overlook Park in historic downtown Ridgefield. “The Market is a revival of the heritage of farmers markets of a time long ago, where on summer weekends the freshest produce and homemade products would be proudly displayed on tables early in the morning before becoming a meal, a decoration, or a centerpiece in someone’s home later that same day. Vendors offer a great selection of products to choose from including local produce, plant starts, baked goods, flowers, soaps, jewelry, home décor items, clothing, and more. Come down to Overlook Park to enjoy all the market has to offer.”
The Salmon Creek Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays at Kaiser Permanente Salmon Creek Parking Lot (14406 NE 20th Ave), from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Salmon Creek Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday from June 8 to October 5, 2021. “The Salmon Creek Farmers’ Market is a community-run market connecting local farm vendors, producers of wholesome food, and select artisans to the Salmon Creek community and its neighbors.”
The Camas Farmers Market is held at 4th Ave, between Everett and Franklin, on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, through September 29, 2021. “Camas Farmer’s Market brings a celebration of our region’s agricultural bounty to Downtown Camas, and the community joins right in. Your weekly invitation to fresh! Between the library and City Hall in historic Downtown Camas.”
The East Vancouver Farmers Market is open on Thursdays from June 17 to August 26, 2021 from 10:00m AM to 2:00 PM at 17701 SE Mill Plain Blvd. “Your favorite fresh and local produce, artisan products and gourmet foods every Thursday in East Vancouver!”
The Vancouver Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, through October 31, 2021. “You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.”
Stay fresh, my friends!