The long winter is over! How do we know? The Wallingford Farmers Market kicks back into gear this Wednesday, May 30th, 3:30-7:00 p.m.
After a tumultuous, community rendering debate on its location, you may remember, it landed over at Meridian Park behind the Good Shepherd Center, and, while there remains some imperfections with this spot (some neighbors are bothered by the parking shenanigans), in general it was a huge success. The trees and park gave a bucolic backdrop to the market and the lawn provided a perfect spot to listen to music and snack on crisp produce freshly purchased from the local vendors. We hope for more of the same.
Here’s what the Seattle Farmers Market Association has to say:
Wallingford Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 30th: Our Wallingford Farmers Market returns for its 7th season – 2nd at the beautiful Meridian Park Playfield, at the West side of the park, just off Meridian Ave. at N. 50th Street. Meridian Park is a stunning space with a playground, fruit trees, cool grass and shady patches onto which one can toss a blanket and make a picnic with the goodness from the Market. We do ask that Market customers to be respectful our gracious hosts, the Good Shepherd Center, and please do not park in their lot, as it interferes with school children being picked up.
Wallingford will again feature a chefs-only market from 3:00-3:30 p.m., lots of great cooking demonstrations and local music, and an extraordinary lineup of great local food producers. Chef Jason Brzozowy of Tilth gets the new season going with another of his great cooking demonstrations featuring market-fresh ingredients and how-to tips. Get reacquainted with favorite vendors like Summer Run Farm, Red Owl Mushroom Farm, Tiny’s Organic Produce, Grateful Bread Bakery and Zaw Pizza, and welcome new vendors like One Leaf Farm, a great new farm from Carnation, Gaia’s Natural Goods farm from Snohomish, Sprouters NW with microgreens and Sky Valley Farm with… wait for it… eggs!
So Much More: From rhubarb to arugula to meat, seafood and poultry; from butter, cheese, milk and yogurt to plants for your garden; from collard greens to pea vines to broccoli; and from pickles to mushrooms to raw-vegan and gluten-free products, you’ll find just about everything you need on your grocery list at our farmers markets, including the wine and hard cider! And enjoy cooking demonstrations from great, local chefs at Wallingford and Madrona to get great ideas on how to best work with the bounty from our local farmers and food artisans.