Seattle has long been famous for the Pike Place Market, which will be 101 years old this August. The Seattle Public Library has some fantastic books to help the average shopper explore both the Pike Place and neighborhood farmers markets, such as The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally by Ivy Manning or Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket by Brian Halweil.
The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance holds farmers markets in the neighborhoods of Broadway, Columbia City, Lake City, Magnolia, Phinney, University District and West Seattle. (U-District and West Seattle markets are year-round.) EBT (food stamps/Quest cards), Senior and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers are also accepted at all seven markets.
Grab a friend or neighbor and browse the fabulous array of fresh cheese, eggs, seafood, baked goods, wine, vegetables and fruits! ~ Elizabeth W.