Posts Tagged ‘farmers markets’

Only 2 more weeks for the Queen Anne Farmers Market

Now that fall has come, some of the farmers markets in our area will start to shut down. The first of those to go is going to be the new Queen Anne Farmers Market. The Queen Anne Farmers Market broke off from the Seattle Markets organization (who runs the Ballard, Wallingford, Madrona, and Fremont markets) and started their own, independent, non-profit market. They are really a plucky little organization, having started from the ground up late last fall and they’ve put on a consistently busy and decidedly Queen Anne type of market all summer long.

Go check them out during their last two weeks. Skillet is there serving dinner, and there’s Parfait Ice Cream as well. They always have music and their chef demos have been impressive and tasty every week.

Queen Anne Farmers Market
Queen Anne Ave and West Crockett
3-7pm, Thursdays

Wallingford Farmers Market Opens Today!

I love farmers market season! Finally, there’s a weekday farmers market open! The Wallingford Farmers Market opens today!

From their website, it appears that they are really planning to expand the market this year. I always found it a very pleasant market, a little more laid back than the busy weekend markets like Ballard and the University District. Though the vendor list was definitely shorter last year. From cooking demonstrations to honey, meat, fish, and even garden art, the market appears to be going strong and growing steadily. I’ll be there today grabbing some fresh veggies for dinner. See you there!

Wallingford Farmers Market
Wallingford Center Parking Lot
3-7pm

Meet Your Local Farmers Market Vendors: Pies by Jenny

Welcome back to Meet your Local Farmers Market Vendors! I know we’ve been a bit sporadic lately, but all of you wonderful local shoppers out there are keeping the market vendors hopping and I certainly can’t ask them to take time away from their customers to talk to me. So I’ve started conducting interviews via e-mail whenever possible. This also allows me to bring you the interview in the vendor’s own words.
Pies by Jenny

This week, we’re talking to Jenny of Pies by Jenny. She sells her beautiful pies at the University District Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9am-2pm.

So, Jenny, tell us a little about Pies by Jenny.
“Pies By Jenny” opened December 8th, 2007 at the U-District farmers’ market. Currently the U-District market is the only location I sell my pies and I hope to expand to other markets in the future.

What’s your favorite part of the market?
My favorite part of selling at the market is being a part of a meaningful community of people I deeply respect and admire. It’s great being Eiko’s neighbor at the market and hearing her laughter, what a joyous person! I enjoy listening to the wisdom of farmer Wade Bennet (Rockridge Orchards). Also, I love and am moved by the loyalty of the “Pies By Jenny” regulars. For example, it’s great to see Teri every Saturday at 8:55 a.m., waiting for her Organic Vegetarian savory pie. Beautiful way to start the market day. It is very fun to meet new customers as well and our “regular” list is growing.

Where do you get your ingredients?
All of my pies feature ingredients from the farmers I am surrounded by at the market.

How do you choose your flavor combinations?
I consult with Chef Tamara Murphy on new pie ideas and her generosity is endless. She provides the Brasa restaurant kitchen space for me to prepare and make the pies, in the mornings, for free and her support has made my dream a reality.

Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know?
One dollar from every pie sold is donated to the Good Farmer Fund, a disaster relief fund for local farmers.
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