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What's Fresh: March 26th - 27th

 

Easter at the Farmers Markets:

  • On Sunday, bring the family to the West Seattle Farmers Market and find one out of a dozen toy eggs dispersed around the farmers' booths and redeem a special prize from the market manager!
  • Get ready for your Easter brunch with local hams, lamb, chicken, eggs and other holiday treats at the U-District Farmers Market. Stokesberry Farm has whole chicken, duck and stewing hens and dozens of fresh eggs.
  • Celebrate spring with tulips, daffodils and more. Lee Lor Garden is back at the U-District and West Seattle Farmers Market with beautiful spring bouquets.
 

At the Markets:

What's Fresh...

  • Mair Farm Taki is back at U-District Farmers Market with fruit, walnuts and squash. They also have some great looking candied ginger and apple blossom prunings (at $6 a branch).
  • Gluten free hot cross buns and adorable Easter cupcakes from Nuflours are available at U-District Farmers Market.
  • Pick up gigantic goose eggs for Easter brunch from Woodring Northwest at all of our markets.
 
 

Plus: Extra Parking Added at U-District Farmers Market in the North U-Heights Lot!!!

 

Farmer Feature: River Farm Instagram Take Over

Our friends at River Farm in Ellensburg, WA took over our Instagram account to share what the beginning of spring looks like for them.  Follow us at @seattlefarmersmkts and see what they have been planting and are up to on the farm!
 
Check out @riverfarmellensburg for more pics of their crop, pasture and animal rotation.
 

Recipe of the Week Using Fresh Produce:

Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs

This year, create beautifully decorated eggs with all natural dye using food products available at the farmers market this weekend.
 


Ingredients:

 
Red:
  • 2 pounds beets, peeled, diced
Yellow/tan:
  • 1 pound onion skins
Yellow/ orange:
  • 1 1/2 cup (1.9 ounce) jar turmeric
Purple:
  • 2 small heads red cabbage, sliced
Warm brown:
  • 1 (6-cup) pot of strong coffee
  • Distilled white vinegar
Read more and find the recipe online courtesy of FoodNetwork
 

In the News:

Whole Foods Bag Refund Program to Benefit the Good Farmer Fund

2015 was a tremendously difficult year for farmers due to drought, wildfires and then flooding. The NFM dispersed a record setting $45,189 this past year and now needs your help to replenish the fund!

Next time you’re shopping at Whole Foods Market’s South Lake Union or Interbay stores, bring your reusable bags and ask your cashier to donate your bag refund. Proceeds benefit the Neighborhood Farmers Markets’ Good Farmer Fund!
 

Help Us Support Your Farmers!!

Donate to the Good Farmer Fund

Our emergency relief program, the Good Farmer Fund, has dispersed a record $45,189 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)


 

       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 MAY 4

Thursdays, 3-7pm
Opening JUNE 9

Fridays, 3:30-7:30pm
Opening JUNE 3

Saturdays, 10am-2pm
Opening JUNE 4

 

Violet at ArtsWest

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

Husky Day!

U-District Farmers Market
Saturday, April 2

UW students and staff get a FREE $2 Market Buck on the first Saturday of every month. Come by the manager tent to claim yours next week.
 

UW Family Weekend + Chef Demo

U-District Farmers Market
Saturday, April 9, 11:30am
Seattle Restaurant Week hosts a special chef demo for UW Family Weekend. Bring your family and show your ID and we'll give you a FREE $2 Market Buck.
 

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, cranberries & frozen fruit
  • Beets, parsnips, rutabagas, sunchokes & greens
  • Local pasture raised meats and poultry (Including pork, beef, chicken, duck, goat, pate, and stocks)
  • Seafood – Tuna, salmon, smoked and tinned fish, shellfish
  • Grains & flours
  • Goat milk (U-District & West Seattle)
  • Wine, beer, hard cider, ginger beer, distilled spirits, 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