Seattle Top local Famers Market

Maybe you moved to your new place at Smith & Burns because you really love the quaint small town feel of Wallingford, WA, with streets filled with local shops, eateries, and pubs. Maybe it was all the amenities they offer like the rooftop deck, fitness center, art lounge, secured parking and more. Or maybe it was the eco-friendly attributes that are everywhere in these new cutting edge apartment homes. Whatever your reasons, congratulations. You made a great choice.

And now that summer is approaching you are about to experience what Seattleites have known for a long time… there is no better place in the world than Seattle in the summer. And there is no better neighborhood in Seattle than Wallingford, the small town in the middle of the big city, that is close to all the major work centers yet somehow buffered against that part of your life during your down times.

Speaking of downtime, can you remember what it was like before we were obsessed with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter?Before we had to constantly check up on our real and virtual friends, all hours of the day. If we are being honest with ourselves, maybe there is something appealing about being able to keep up with our favorite celebrities, down to their sultry selfies and even the veggies they had for dinner. We know it’s a little creepy, yet we can’t help ourselves!

There’s been a resurgence in recent years to simpler times. Maybe it’s a throwback to the lifestyles of our parents or grandparents. And nothing is a better example of this resurgence than the growing popularity of the neighborhood open market.  So put away your smartphones, or at least mute them and check out these local open markets right in your own Smith & Burns neighborhood.

1) Wallingford Farmers Market

Location – Meridian Park at the corner of Meridian Avenue N and N 50th Street

Time – Every Wednesday 3:30 pm to 7 pm

Dates – Starting May 25th- September 28th

2) The U-District Farmers Market

Location – University Way NE (the “Ave”) between 50th & 52nd

Time – 9 am – 2 pm

Dates – Every Saturday year round

 

3) Fremont Sunday Market

Location – 3410 Evanston Ave North.

Time – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dates – Every Saturday year round

4) Ballard Farmers Market

Location – Ballard Avenue NW between Vernon Place and 22nd Avenue NW

Time – 10 a. to 3 pm

Dates – Every Sunday year round

5) Queen Anne Farmers Market

Location – West Crockett Street at Queen Anne Avenue North  

Time – 3 pm to 7:30 pm

Dates – June 2 – October 13

Local neighborhood markets have many benefits:

  • They support local food producers  
  • They are meeting places that encourage friendly interactions
  • They serve as a community forum on matters of importance and strengthen the health of the neighborhood

Today they provide an opportunity to shop, enhance social interactions, catch up on the latest neighborhood news and to find out what your friends have been up to.

What? Sounds a bit like a smart phone. The choice is yours.

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