Queen Anne Farmers Market returns June 1

In less than two weeks, the Queen Anne Farmers Market will be back in full swing, bringing fresh produce, beautiful floral bouquets, live music, cooking demos and tasty bites to the neighborhood every Thursday through October. It’s the 10th season for QAFM so be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, June 1st to kick off the season!

Opening day is also the first day of QAFM’s free Roots to Shoots weekly kids program. The first of its kind in Seattle, Roots to Shoots focuses on educating kids about the local food system with fun activities, monthly themes, a two-bite challenge to encourage kids to try new tastes, and market bucks they can spend on market produce. The annual kids’ Radish Race will help celebrate this new program, with a race-start of 4:30pm on opening day.

Also new to the market this year is a bag-check station. Market shoppers can check their purchases to free them up for dining on wares from rotating food trucks and artisan vendors or enjoying live music performances. On opening day, Right as Rain with The Colonels of Truth will perform starting at 5pm.

Queen Anne Farmers Market runs every Thursday, June 1 – October 12, 3pm-7:30pm along W Crockett between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W. It’s the only independent farmers market in Seattle and a summer staple everyone looks forward to – just imagine, in less than 2 weeks, you can be enjoying tasty fresh produce from the market!

Hop over to Ballard’s Peddler Brewing Co on Wednesday to support the Queen Anne Farmers Market

It’s been a long winter. And, the wettest winter since record-keeping began 122 years ago. Is there relief in sight? Yes, it’s going to be warm tomorrow (or so we’re promised) – and you can help usher in summer by supporting the Queen Anne Farmers Market! It’s only a month away! June 1st!

Head over to Ballard tomorrow, Wednesday, May 3rd to support the QAFM with a shindig at Peddler Brewing Company. It’s Pint Night and $1 of every pint will be donated to QAFM. Plus, there will be a raffle wheel with fun prizes and the new QAFM posters will be for sale at a discount.

Peddler Brewing Company has beer and a great outdoor space for the weather we’ve all been waiting for, plus it’s kid and pet friendly and one of QAFM’s new rotating food trucks, Papa Bois Food Truck, will be on hand for bites.

Head over the Ballard Bridge tomorrow to Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 Leary Way, from 4pm to 10pm, and get ready for market season!

New Queen Anne Farmers Market poster brightens up a rainy day

Rainy weather got you down? Making you think of sunnier days? How about a touch of summer to pull you out of the rainy slog we’ve been in?

The Queen Anne Farmers Market to the rescue! The upcoming 2017 season is a few months away (June 1st), but the poster has been unveiled. Artist Frida Clements created the poster with the QAFM theme of “Growing Together” and it’s a fresh way to start today’s dreary day – enjoy!

Skinny Kitty Farms pops up for the Queen Anne Farmers Market this Thursday

From our friends at the Queen Anne Farmers Market:

qafm-skinny-kitty-farmsIf you are counting down the days until the 2017 market season, we have a treat for you: Skinny Kitty Farms will be setting up shop on Queen Anne this Thursday, November 3rd, from 3pm-6pm to fill your pantry.

They will be bringing:

  • Winter Squash
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Kale — Red Russian, Spigariello, Green and Scarlet Curly
  • Mustard Greens
  • Cabbage
  • Dry Beans — Black and Pinto
  • Apples — Kings, Crispins (early and late crops too), Akane, Shazuka, and a fall medley
  • EGGS (limited supply, 1st come, 1st served; sorry no reservations)
  • Heritage Chickens
  • Whole Ducks

It’s about time for holiday parties, so they also have some great farm-made gifts for your hosts or guests:

  • Apple Sauce
  • Apple Cider
  • Plum Conserve
  • Apple Jam

They will be parked in the same area as the market, but will not have a tent up. Look for their bright yellow and white van. David and Bonnie will be there to help you find just what you need.

If this first pop-up is a success, they will continue to come down the first Thursday of every month until the market opens. You should never be without access to your farm-fresh produce and goods, so let’s help them as they support us.

Last market day of the season: Queen Anne Farmers Market special events & vendors

qafm-orange-beetsIt’s the last market day of the season! Although it is soggy outside, the Queen Anne Farmers Market is open from 3pm to 7pm to fill your market needs one last time this season.

Even if you can’t make today’s market, be sure to fill out the QAFM survey, so the team behind the market can plan ahead for next year.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

Every Thursday: farm & food vendors can be found here

Event Tent: Queen Bee Cafe, in partnership with Aegis Living, will be serving up delicious crumpets and coffee (perfect for a rainy October day). It all starts around 3:00pm.

Coat Drive:  The Coat Drive for the Queen Anne Helpline is in its 3rd year. Last year it collected over 160 coats and are hoping to break that record this year. A collection bin will also be at the Queen Anne Farmers Market today from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Musical Guest: Seattle-based Billy Brandt w/the Thing & the Stuff Band is the latest top contender in the groove tradition. His music seems unconcerned with popular trends, just committed to excellence in musical execution. Billy’s lyrics adroitly use simple stories to tell tales of desire and daily spiritual truths, his songs bringing back a jazzy authenticity to modern songs about city living.

New & Rotating Food Trucks: Girls Gone BBQ, Buns, Mangia Me, Grilled Cheese Experience, Bean Fish Taiyaki

Winery: Cinq Cellars

Make your plans now. The last Queen Anne Farmers Market of the season is today, Thursday, October 14th, 3pm-7pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

It’s market day: Queen Anne Farmers Market special events & vendor

qafm-orange-beetsIt’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is open from 3pm to 7pm to fill your market needs.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

Every Thursday: farm & food vendors can be found here

Event Tent: Canlis Executive Chef Brady Williams hosts a chef demo starting around 5:30pm.

Musical Guest: Clallam County, 5pm-7pm, “Seattle’s Slowest Rising Folk Group” has been performing together throughout Washington for 36 years, playing a unique blend of original, traditional and sometimes delusional folk/roots/American acoustic music.

Community Tent: Voter Registration – register to vote or update your address.

New & Rotating Food Trucks: Girls Gone BBQ, Lazarus Naturals, Toste Sandwiches

Winery: Wilridge Winery

Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, September 29th, 3pm-7pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

It’s market day: Queen Anne Farmers Market special events & vendors

QAFM instagram 073015It’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. What better way to greet Fall than a sunny afternoon at the Queen Anne Farmers Market? Remember, Fall hours are in effect, which means you need to get to QAFM between 3pm and 7pm to fill your market needs.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

Every Thursday: farm & food vendors can be found here

Musical Guest: Blues & folk from busker PK Dwyer, 5pm-7pm

Event Tent:  Kids’ Extravaganza featuring coloring sheets, scavenger hunt, stickers, and much more, the fun starts at 5pm

New & Rotating Food Trucks: Girls Gone BBQ, Got Soup?, Toste 

Winery: Stomani Cellars

Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, September 22nd, 3pm-7pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

It’s market day: Queen Anne Farmers Market special events & vendors

QAFM Tomatoes cropIt’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. The Queen Anne Farmers Market has new Fall hours, so it’ll be open for business at 3pm and closing up shop a little earlier at 7pm.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

Every Thursday: farm & food vendors can be found here

Event Tent:  How To Cook A Wolf returns for another cooking demonstration. At 5pm Chef David Glass demos a tomato bruschetta with ricotta.

New & Rotating Food Trucks: BUNS, Mangia Me,  Got Soup?, Toste 

Winery: Lopez Island Winery

Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, September 15th, 3pm-7pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

It’s market day: Queen Anne Farmers Market special events & vendors

qafm-orange-beetsIt’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is open from 3pm to 7pm to fill your market needs.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

Every Thursday: farm & food vendors can be found here

Event Tent: Canlis Executive Chef Brady Williams hosts a chef demo starting around 5:30pm.

Musical Guest: Clallam County, 5pm-7pm, “Seattle’s Slowest Rising Folk Group” has been performing together throughout Washington for 36 years, playing a unique blend of original, traditional and sometimes delusional folk/roots/American acoustic music.

Community Tent: Voter Registration – register to vote or update your address.

New & Rotating Food Trucks: Girls Gone BBQ, Lazarus Naturals, Toste Sandwiches

Winery: Wilridge Winery

Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, September 29th, 3pm-7pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.

It’s market day: Queen Anne Farmers Market special events & vendors

QAFM instagram 073015It’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. The Queen Anne Farmers Market opens for business at 3pm and runs through 7:30pm.

Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:

Every Thursday: farm & food vendors can be found here

Musical Guest: Stephen Penn of Armed and Dangerous Blues Revue will be returning to play fun, upbeat music at the market this week.

Event Tent:  Queen Anne Manor will have some great giveaways and activities going on.

Rotating Food Trucks: Gai Box, Napkin FriendsNosh, and Kiss My Grits

Winery: Wilridge Winery

Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, August 25th, 3pm-7:30pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.