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Dust off your doggo strollers and get your leashes ready because it’s prime stall-pawrusing time at Seattle’s dog-friendly farmers markets. Known for putting local furst, Seattle’s markets are open on various days throughout the week, and most are seasonal, which means it’s time to fetch your fresh berries – or whatever makes you yappy.
A thought or two to lick by: some markets are bigger than others, so it be-woofs you to consider your dog’s temperament before bringing him to a crowded market. Leashes are required for all doggo visitors, and poop bags are a no-brainer, too. Finally, a stash of treats and a supply of water wouldn’t hurt to have handy for the good pupper you have in tow. Petcurean’s NOW FRESH wet dog food (which comes in handy, single-serving Tetra Pak cartons) makes a great snack and source of hydration for doggos on the go. Plus, the recipes contain 100 percent fresh proteins and veggies – just like your farmers market faves.
Ballard Farmers Market
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., year-round
Year-round, rain or shine. That’s the Ballard Farmers Market motto. The first Seattle market to offer produce exclusively from local farmers, there’s more fruit, vegetables, meat, pasta, kombucha, and local yogurt than you can shake a stick at (and that’s just fur starters). Make sure to stop by Porter’s Pride, a dedicated food ‘n treat stand for dogs.
Queen Anne Farmers Market
Thursdays from 3-7 p.m., May 30 through October 10
Seattle’s only independent, community-run farmers market, Queen Anne welcomes vendors of all kinds: farmers, fishers, foragers, winemakers, beer makers, and everything in between. Its rotating food truck attendees also make it a pawfect lunch date option. For a cool canine treat, look for the Seattle Pops stand, which offers Puppy Pops for dogs!
Columbia City Farmers Market
Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m., May 8 through October 9
The Columbia City Farmers Market brings more than 40 farmers from across the state together, along with a nose-lickin’-good assortment of small food vendors, including Seattle Pops and its Puppy Pops for dogs. It’s a large farmers market pupular with families and large groups, and your social doggo will ruv being part of the activity.
Phinney Farmers Market
Fridays from 3:30-7:30 p.m., June 7 through September 27
This quaint market nestled in a corner of Phinney Ridge is what summertime Friday nights are made of. Stocked with local produce and fresh meat, there are also plenty of spots for a bite to eat. Editor’s note: Woofing of fresh meat, Petcurean’s NOW Fresh foods are made with 100 percent market-fresh meat and fish.
Fremont Sunday Market
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round
This one’s for those who love sniffin’ out a good find. Fremont Sunday Market offers more than just food, thought it has plenty of that, too. One-of-a-kind art, collectible antiques, world imports, and artisan crafts are just a few other items you’ll find at this unique market.
Magnolia Farmers Market
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 1 through November 23
Deluxe jams, reasonably priced berries, and natural meats are just a few items you’ll find at this intimate, one-block farmers market in Magnolia. If your canine companion isn’t a fan of large crowds, this market might be a compromise that’ll let you shop and keep your four-legged friend’s tail waggin’.
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., year-round
If fresh produce is the name of your game, Capitol Hill Broadways Farmers Market is the VIP. With fewer artsy-craftsy stalls and more vendors selling local fruits, veggies, breads, soups, and flowers, this market’ll bring the “yum” to your Sunday all year long.
University District Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round
Located in the heart of UW, the University District Farmers Market boasts a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and baked goods. Must-tries include homemade soup and kombucha on tap.
West Seattle Farmers Market
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round
Located on the stretch of California Ave that’s home to a bookshop, a record store, and other local faves, the West Seattle Farmers Market is your one-stop shop for fresh produce and beer and wine tastings.
Lake City Farmers Market
Thursdays from 3-7 p.m., June 6 through October 3
Lake City is a small, tight-knit community, and its farmers market is, too. Vibrant berries, fresh flowers, meats, raw honey, and pesto mozzarella are just a few of the T-R-E-A-T-S you can fetch from vendors.
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