Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Local Farmers Markets in Tacoma, Washington

From late spring through the early fall months, locals and visitors alike can check out what each of the local farmers market has to offer in Tacoma, Washington. Local farmers from around the state bring fresh fruits and vegetables that can compliment the next BBQ or potluck on the calendar. The three markets in Tacoma are on different days so keeping the house stocked with fresh produce for summer activities is not a problem.

The Tacoma Farmers Market proudly offers a variety of farmers and other vendors at each market. In addition to the farmers and the vendors selling handmade items of all sorts, listen to the live music performances that are scheduled throughout the run of the markets. Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays are the days to stroll along with the crowd and see what is growing and being made in Washington.

The Broadway Farmers Market is celebrating 20 years in 2010. This market was up and running on May 20th and will be running through October 2010 on Thursdays from 8:30am to 2pm. Downtown Tacoma on Broadway each Thursday is a sea of vendors and shoppers. Fresh produce, jewelry, artists, hot foods, ice cream, drinks, and more await market goers.

The 6th Ave Farmers Market is running from June through September on Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. 2010 marks this market's third year in operation. The first and third Tuesdays at 5pm are Chef Demo days. Residents of the 6th Ave District enjoy the ease of shopping close to home for fresh from the farm produce. After the market, there are shops and restaurants along 6th Ave to make a fun filled day for the family.

The South Tacoma Farmers Market is the newest market in Tacoma and operates each Sunday from 10am to 3pm. The vendors at this market and the items sold are subject to the same high standards as its siblings. This market also offers Chef Demo days on the second and fourth Sundays at 11am. Children's entertainment, natural skin care, all sorts of meats and produce, as well as artisan products are some of the many items to check out each Sunday.

Each market does have its own unique flair. One thing that is the same at each market is the hometown feel. All fresh farm produce, fresh flowers, and nursery stock must be grown on Washington State soil. Support local farmers and vendors today at the Tacoma Farmers Market nearest you.