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2022 SnoValley Local Farmers Markets Guide (organized by day)

Snoqualmie - Preston - Duvall - Issaquah - North Bend - Sammamish and Beyond

May 3, 2022

Don’t you love it when the season for farmer’s markets rolls around? Who doesn’t look forward to meeting the growers and producers of the fresh foods we enjoy the most – and the free samples, live music, crafts and kid’s activities! Here’s the rundown of the markets taking place in our region this year.


SATURDAYS

ISSAQUAH FARMER’S MARKET 

When: Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m May 7 - September 24, 2022

Where: AT PICKERING BARN

What: Visit the Issaquah Farmer’s Market for a fresh experience. The market hosts 4,500 shoppers on a busy summer Saturday, so this market is no snooze fest. Shoppers will find a long list of edibles, collectibles, and entertainment including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, food trucks, fresh flowers, multiple performance artists, crafts, and more.

More information: Link to website and Facebook page



REDMOND SATURDAY MARKET:  

When: Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m May 7th through October 29, 2022.  

Where: ON LEARY WAY

What: Expect plenty of fun for the whole family at the Eastside’s oldest farmer’s market. Listen to live bands every Saturday. Find one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans. Zany zucchini races, hula dancers, free make n' take crafts for kids, celebrating veterans, Kids Day, and pet parades are just some of the fun in store for this season! Check the events calendar for details.

More information: Link to website  


WEDNESDAYS

SAMMAMISH FARMER’S MARKET: 

When: Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m May through September 2022

Where: Sammamish Commons

What: Fun for family and friends, the Sammamish Farmer’s market offers farm fresh produce, plant starts, dairy and grass-fed beef, along with products from local beekeepers, crafts, prepared foods and more! Check the market events calendar for weekly entertainment offerings. 

More information: Link to website or FB page


THURSDAYS

NORTH BEND FARMER’S MARKET: 

When: Thursdays 4-8pm June 9-September 8, 2022  

Where: Si View Park

What: Taste the freshness. Meet local farmers, and find a fantastic selection of seasonal, locally grown items. Vendors offer fresh produce, berries, honey, flowers, and botanicals, baked goods, delicious prepared foods, unique handcrafted goods, and more. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy the summer sounds with the music in the park series. Live entertainment begins at 6:00 p.m. each week.


DUVALL FARMER’S MARKET: 

When: Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, May through October 14, 2022, if weather permits 

Where: Taylor Landing

What: The Duvall Farmer’s Market presents live performances each week for “Music at the Market.” Grab some meat pies or pizza for dinner and some flourless goodies or Georgia’s baked goods for dessert! Discover beautiful fresh flowers and plant starts for the garden. Then, pick up some farm-fresh produce, cheese, butter, or meats to take home. Kids will find fun hands-on crafts and more at the children’s booth.

More Info: Website  Facebook 


HELPFUL FARMER'S MARKET TIPS

A visit to the local farmer’s market is a fun outing that you can repeat every week through the summer months. No two visits will be exactly the same. Here are a few things to remember while visiting your local farmer’s market with kids in tow:

  • Bring cash, as some vendors still don’t accept credit cards, and it saves on the related service fees.
  • Be sure to bring along a shopping tote or reusable bag to haul your treasures home, as you will quickly run out of hands willing and able to carry.
  • Bring along a blanket or folding chairs if you plan to stay and eat or watch the live entertainment.
  • Set up a meeting place in case you and your kids are separated. Distractions are a plenty at these markets, and it’s far too easy to lose track of who’s where.
  • Samples are the norm, so if food allergies are a concern be sure to inquire about ingredients and/or additives before tasting and coach restraint.
  • Remind your children not to touch the fresh produce and/or baked goods on display. Some farmers prefer to select and bag your produce for you, to minimize damage to other produce on display.
  • Most markets prefer that you leave your furry friends at home.
  • Last of all, have fun! The vendors at these events are nearly always friendly and eager to teach others about their products and livelihoods. This is an excellent opportunity for young ones to learn more about where fresh foods come from. They may even be inspired to start a similar business in the future.

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SPONSORED by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Macy & Co.

SPONSORED by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Macy & Co.

A big thanks to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Macy & Co. for sponsoring this guide!


*** PLEASE CHECK THE FARMERS MARKET WEBSITE BEFORE ATTENDING ***

PLEASE NOTE: 2022 Farmers Markets may not look the same as in past years. Please make sure you confirm they are open.