Washington Farmers Markets
Washington is a state rich with history and culture. In addition to being the capital of the USA and a must visit destination for anyone with a keen interest in American history, the state also boats and impressive variety of farmers’ markets to go along with its immense cultural significance. Some particularly famed examples are listed below:
Open from 10am to 3pm from Thursday to Sunday, the Olympia Farmers’ Market in the great city of Olympia not only offers the highest quality fresh foods, including fruit, vegetables, baked products and more, but also features no fewer than seven top quality restaurants so that you can enjoy a nice meal which you shop for food to take home, and even live entertainment so that you can shop in style. You have to hand it to them for really trying to make you experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible.
If you’re in Seattle then the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers’ Market comes highly recommended. Open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, it offers top quality wine, honey, poultry, and even fresh oysters, which may be difficult to find elsewhere. They also hold unique events that will keep the whole family entertained, including car races, sponsored walks, cookbook signings, known as Readers to Eaters, so in addition to all their great foods, you’ll be bound to come back time and again.
But of course, the most famous and visited destination in Washington is the capital of the USA, Washington DC. As this is most likely a place you’ll be visiting as a tourist in Washington, let’s see what the city has to offer:
Located in the heart of DC, the Fresh farm Market is often cited as being one of the best in the entire country. And rightly so, with over 40 farmers selling the best that they have to offer. Then there’s the Adams Morgan Farmers’ Market, who are famed for their low prices in addition to being incredibly friendly with their customers, and even offering free samples, and the Takoma Park Farmers Market, known for its unique and tasty selection of cheeses.
If you are visiting Washington to experience some of its beautiful scenery, then you’ll probably want to visit the city of Puyallup, which is surrounded by incredibly picturesque mountains. Rest assured the city also has a wealth of farmers’ markets so you’ll always be within easy access of fresh food. These include the Puyallup Main Street Association, which sims to support the local economy as much as possible by allowing local vendors the opportunity to really get their stock noticed. So not only will you be purchasing high quality fresh food from this particular market, but you will also be helping the local economy to grow in a competitive and risk-filled environment. Truly a worthy cause!
So whatever reason you happen to be in the state, whether you’re a historian visiting DC, or a tourist visiting one of the many other cities, or a local resident, you’ll never be short of fresh food in Washington.