Dust off your doggo strollers and get your leashes ready because it’s prime stall-pawrusing time at dog-friendly Seattle farmers markets. Known for putting local first, 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.
Before Pup Visits Seattle Farmers Markets
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, per the Governor’s mandate, please make sure you are wearing a mask at all times, and stay socially distant.
Seattle Farmers Markets Details
Sniff out dates, hours, and more for the 2021 Seattle farmers market season.
Ballard Farmers Market
Sundays 9 a.m.-2 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 3-7:30 p.m., June 3-Oct. 14
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 3-7 p.m., May 12-Oct. 13
The Columbia City Farmers Market brings almost 40 vendors from across the state together, along with a nose-lickin’-good assortment of small food vendors, including Seattle Pops. It’s a large farmers market with space for families to spread out while shopping.
Fremont Sunday Market
Sundays 10 a.m.-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 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 5-Sept. 25
For deluxe jams, reasonably-priced berries, and natural meats, sniff out this 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 11 a.m.-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 9 a.m.-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 10 a.m.-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., July 1-Sept. 23
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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