‘Tis the season for fresh flowers, locally grown produce,  fresh herbs, baked goods, arts, crafts, locally made wines and so much more. Here are some of our favorite Farmers’ Markets. Did we miss one? Email us or post a comment here. We’d love to add it to the list!

Auburn Farmers Market
June 5 – Sept. 25
Sundays, 10 am – 3 pm
Auburn Sound Transit Plaza, 23 A St. SW, Auburn

40+ vendors gather to offer fresh, locally grown, farm-based foods, hand-crated items and on site dining. The market also includes entertainment, guest chef demos, children’s activities and more.

Burien Farmer’s Market
May 5 – mid-October
Thursdays, 11 am to 6 pm
SW 152nd St. and Burien Town Square Park

40-50 vendors weekly with farm fresh products, food booths, and fresh-baked goods. More updates on Facebook.

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market
June – Sept.
Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm
22307 Dock St.
Des Moines, WA  98198

Now at the north end of the marina. Produce, flowers, plants, food court, arts & crafts and more.

Federal Way Farmers Market
May – October
Saturdays, 9 am to 3 pm
The Commons Mall (1928 S. Commons) in Sears parking lot

Fresh fruits and vegetables from Washington growers, fresh cut flowers, bakery products, local crafts, snacks, special events, etc.

Gig Harbor – Uptown
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Uptown Shopping Center
4701 Pt. Fosdick Drive. (next to Galaxy 7)
Gig Harbor

The Gig Harbor Farmers Market offers fresh flowers, produce, plants, baked goods, food, handmade crafts, expert advice from master gardeners, a kids’ tent, free guitar lessons with Billy Farmer, live entertainment, and much more.

Gig Harbor- Downtown
Sundays and Wednesdays, 11 am – 4 pm (starting in June)
Skansie Brothers Park
3207 Harborview Dr.
Gig Harbor, WA

The Gig Harbor Farmers Market offers fresh flowers, produce, plants, baked goods, food, handmade crafts, expert advice from master gardeners, a kids’ tent, free guitar lessons with Billy Farmer, live entertainment, and much more.

Kent Farmer’s Market
June 4 – Sept. 24, 2016
Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm
Town Square Plaza, corner of Harrison and Smith Streets
Downtown Kent, WA 98032

Across from the Kent Library. Run by Kent Lions’ Club. Produce, flowers, food vendors, local artisans and more.

Maple Valley Farmers’ Market
June 18 – Sept. 24, 2016
Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm
Rock Creek Elementary School, 25700 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rd. SE, Maple Valley

80+ vendors with farm grown produce, dairy products, meats, honey, homemade jams, oils, pasta, etc.

Olympia Farmers Market
April – October
Thursday – Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm
November – December
Saturday & Sunday
700 N. Capitol Way, Olympia, WA

Fresh, organic produce, Washington fresh fruits, meats, fish, clams & oysters, herbs, eggs, cheeses, local art, live entertainment and more.

Orting Valley Farmers Market
June 21 – October 30
Fridays, 3 – 7 p.m.
Corner of Hwy. 162 (Washington) and Calistoga, Orting, WA

Local farmers and growers offer fresh produce, baked goods, planters, berries and more.

Puyallup Farmers’ Market
April – Oct.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pioneer Park and the Pioneer Park Pavilion
330 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA

Artisans, food vendors, farmers, nonprofit organizations and others gather to sell their wares and tell their stories. Also live entertainment and special events.

Renton Farmer’s Market
June – Sept.
Tuesdays, 3 – 7 p.m.
The Piazza, Corner of S. 3rd and Burnett Ave.
Downtown Renton, WA

In addition to the usual farmer’s market fare, the Renton Farmer’s Market offers Taste of Renton, live entertainment and kid-friendly activities. See the market’s website for an entertainment schedule and highlights.

June – Aug.
Wednesdays, 3 – 7 p.m.
Corner of Lafayette & Wilkes Streets
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, and a variety of specialty foods and crafts will be offered as well as prepared foods. Done in conjunction with the city’s summer concert series held at the park across the street.

Tacoma Farmers Markets

6th Avenue Market
May – Sept.
Tuesdays, 3 – 7 pm
6th Ave. and N. Pine St.

Local farm products, specialty foods, handcrafted wares, outdoor dining and live music in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Broadway Market
May – October
Thursdays, 10 am – 3 pm
S. 9th St. and Broadway

Washington farmers, fisherman, nurserymen, bakers, cheese makers, specialty food products, artisans and more gather for the Broadway market every Thursday from May through October.

South Tacoma Market
April – Sept.
Sundays, 11 am – 3 pm
MetroParks STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St.

This Sunday market is offered in cooperation with MetroParks to bring fresh, local food to Tacoma including local fruits and vegetables, flowers, meats, baked goods, specialty food items, handcrafted art and more.

Did we miss a farmer’s market? Did we make a mistake? Please email us and we will make the needed updates. Thank you!



Dana Neuts

I am a full-time freelance writer, editor, marketing pro and the publisher of iLoveKent.net.