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What's Fresh: February 27th-28th

 

Vendor of the Week: Botanica is back for the first time this season to the U-District Farmers Market with lovely plants!

 

Helleborus

A classic perennial with evergreen foliage & mid-winter to early spring bloom
 

At the Markets:

What's Fresh...

  • Salt Blade brings unique flavors or cured meat to the U-District Farmers Market. Some favorites include Orange Coriander, Porcini and Sage and Tuscan Salami with red wine and fennel seed.
  • Beautiful garlic from Jarvis Growers at West Seattle Farmers Market on Sundays.
  • Yogurt from Glendale Shepherd is back for your delicious morning treat at the U-District Market on Saturdays.
  • Alm Hill Gardens brings gorgeous iris bouquets to U-District and West Seattle Farmers Markets.
  • Amazing hot and delicious breakfast sandwiches  from Nature's Last Stand made with farm fresh eggs, farm fresh sausage, Samish Bay cheese, and locally made brioche (and gluten free buns). At all of our neighborhood markets.
  • Seasonal flavors of kombucha in Indigo Blueberry Ginger or Hibiscus Wild Rose from Mystic Kombucha.
  • New vendor, Getting Cultured, will be at the Capitol Hill Farmers Market this Sunday with fabulous fermented kraut and kim chi.
  • Samish Bay Cheese will be at U-District and Capitol Hill Farmers Markets with mozzarella cheese.
  • Returning to the U-District Farmers Market this week is Foraged and Found with an incredible selection of nettles, watercress, dried mushrooms and teas.
  • Nash's Organic Produce's buckwheat flour is even smoother and silkier than before this time of year. They also have over-wintered red and green cabbage, arugula, mizuna, and even some Nash's red kale as well! 
 

Glendale Shepherd's sheep milk yogurt

 

Iris at Alm Hill Gardens

 

  Nettles from Foraged and Found

 

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We are looking at innovative solutions to connect farm-fresh produce with consumers. Please help us by answering a few questions. Click here to fill out the survey and thank you for contributing your thoughts!
 
 

Interested in Farming?!

Become an intern at Greenbow Farm under Washington State's new small farm intern program.

Reach Matthew or Christina of Greenbow Farm online here.
 

 

Recipe of the Week Using Fresh Produce:

Buckwheat Bliny

This traditional Russian dish highlights buckwheat’s source and is very versatile. Add your choice of accompaniments and eat these treats for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. Make a batch on Sunday and enjoy throughout the week!
 


Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups Nash’s soft white flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp.  instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 egg, separated
  • Vegetable oil (high heat)
Optional accompaniments
  • Butter
  • Sour cream
  • Crème fraîche
  • Caviar
  • Smoked fish (salmon, sturgeon, trout, whitefish)
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • Fresh chopped dill
  • Beet salad
 
Recipe courtesy of Nash's Organic Produce and The Kitchn - Follow the link for instructions.
 

Help Us Support Your Farmers!!

Donate to the Good Farmer Fund

Our emergency relief program, the Good Farmer Fund, has dispersed a record $36,620 to farmers in 2015. We need your help to replenish this fund in order to continue supporting farmers and help build strong communities. Click here to donate.

A few examples of Good Farmer Funded projects include:
  • Little Wing Farm experienced a devastating lightning fire which burned about 20% of their orchards. The grant helped with tree replacement, crop loss and irrigation repair. (2015)
  • Funds were granted to Gray Sky Farm to help offset the Kapowcin facility recall. (2015)
  • Growing Things Farm lost 1/3 of their chicken flock due to predators and the Good Farmer Fund helped make up for some these unexpected costs. (2015)
  • Rick and Marilyn of Rama Farm received a grant for crop loss due to the extreme fires this past summer. (2015)
  • Neng Garden's tractor was stolen and the GFF donated money to help replace it. (2013)
  • Shelley and Mike of Whistling Train Farm replaced their greenhouse after an ice-storm collapsed it. (February of 2012)
  • Eric and Liz of River Farm received a grant to pay for building permits for their new home after the Taylor Bridge Fire destroyed their home. (Summer 2012)

Farmer Christina of Gray Sky Farm with her 4 adult pigs



 

       Markets


Saturdays, 9am-2pm

Year-round

University Way NE between 50th & 52nd

Capitol Hill
Sundays, 11am-3pm

Year-round

Broadway Ave E & Pine (Seattle Central College)

Sundays, 10am-2pm

Year-Round

California Ave SW
between Alaska & Oregon 
(in the Junction)

Wednesdays, 3-7pm
Opening in MAY

Thursdays, 3-7pm
Opening in JUNE

Fridays, 3-7pm
Opening in JUNE

Saturdays, 10am-2pm
Opening in JUNE


Ribbon Cutting of U-Heights Park

University District Farmers Markets
Saturday, March 19th 10:30-12:30pm
Help celebrate the opening of the new U-Heights Park located adjacent to the market with free market samples, seeds and fun kids activities.

 

Pop Up Farmers Market at Link Light Rail Station!

Capitol Hill Link Light Rail Station
Saturday, March 19th, 9am-5pm
Capitol Hill Farmers Market vendors set up shop at the opening of the new Link Light Rail station with prepared food and fresh produce.
 

Violet at ArtsWest

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, West Seattle
Use promo code FLICK which gets you a $30 ticket!
 

Fresh Bucks

Available Year Round!
SNAP shoppers get up to $10 in bonus fresh fruit and vegetable vouchers when using EBT at the market information booth.


 

Thanks for eating local and supporting
Washington State Farmers!

The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance (NFMA) is a community-based, 501c3 non-profit organization that operates seven farmer/food only markets in Seattle neighborhoods. The NFMA's mission is to support and strengthen Washington’s small farms and farming families, as well as the communities they serve.
Check out all of the work we do at SeattleFarmersMarkets.org or on YouTube.

Donate today!

The Good Farmer Fund directly helps farmers in need of emergency relief due to drought, wildfire and more.


The Good Farmer Fund is funded through proceeds from our annual fundraising event, An Incredible Feast, and private donations.

This year alone we have dispersed over $36,000 to those affected by drought, fire and flooding and have raised over $110,000 since 2008.

Donate online here.


photo courtesy Whistling Train Farm

Visit Our Website For What's in Season:

  • Lots of different mushroom varieties including oyster & shiitake
  • Apples, pears, cranberries & frozen fruit
  • Beets, parsnips, rutabagas, sunchokes & greens
  • Local pasture raised meats and poultry (Including pork, beef, chicken, duck, goat, pate, and stocks)
  • Seafood – salmon, smoked and tinned fish, shellfish
  • Grains & flours
  • Goat milk (U-District & West Seattle)
  • Wine, beer, hard cider, ginger beer, cider, kombucha, vinegar
  • Fresh pasta 
  • Honey & nuts
  • Artisan breads, pastries, granola
  • Sauerkraut and fermented foods
  • Jams, jellies, sauces, spreads, preserves, chocolates
  • Prepared foods: hot and ready to eat
  • Fresh seasonal soups to take home