Happy July! Hope everyone out there had a safe and happy 4th. It’s a beautiful Sunday, so please get outside and enjoy! Seattle summers are the motivation to bear the winter grey, so take advantage of those blue skies. The farmer’s market this weekend features the usual vendors, minus the few that were here for Garden Days.
New to this year’s season is Britt’s Pickles, with incredible pickle varieties for every palette. My personal favorites are the black garlic and the hot pepper flavors. If you miss the farmer’s market, they also have a shop at Pike Place Market. You can find more information at www.brittsliveculturefoods.com.
This weekend is the final weekend of Garden Days at the Farmer’s Market! Today’s theme is edible garden, so fresh produce is even more of a given than usual. Make sure to check out MetalWing Studios, a vendor that is a part of Garden Days. Their studio creates beautiful enamel birds for garden decoration. Also stop by and listen to the Blues Duo/Paul and Dave for some great music while you’re browsing the rest of the booths.
Summer wouldn’t truly be summer without fresh berries, and the following two vendors make sure that we won’t go without. Hayton Farms carries a variety of summer berries including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc. Skagit Sun Berries also carries the three most popular berry varieties, but are famous for their strawberries. I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, but Skagit Sun grows EIGHT different kinds of strawberries. Not to mention five different types of both raspberries and blueberries. Check them out!
Another week has flown by, and that means another MI Farmer’s Market Sunday! The sun is starting to peek through, so it’s a perfect day to check out all the new, and veteran, vendors. This weekend is also the second to last in the Garden Days series, featuring outdoor decor, mosaics, and other goodies for your outdoor space. The music will be by Joe Ross, and the kids table has a Tater Tots theme. Right now many of your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables are in season, including strawberries, cherries, raspberries, snap peas, asparagus and carrots.
Be on the look out for a few of my favorite vendors: Kiss My Grits and Mystery Bay Seafood. They both sell ready to eat dishes, no preparation required. Kiss My Grits is a southern comfort food truck with grits and cornbread galore. Mystery Bay Seafood is renowned for their oysters, so check them out too! Happy Sunday, everyone!
The 75-and-sunny weather might not be showing itself today, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay indoors this Father’s Day. Celebrate by taking the whole family down to the market, which is only on it’s second weekend of the season. This weekend the market is featuring Jeb’s Wild Salmon tastings, live music from Swamp Soul, and seed sorting at the kid’s booth. You can find the market schedule and other information at mifarmersmarket.org.
One of my personal favorite vendors is Whidbey Island Ice Cream, which features small batch ice creams and hand-dipped bars in a wide range of flavors. Or check out the Seattle Salsa Guy, because really, who doesn’t love some local spice?
Can you believe how quickly the holidays are approaching? Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are 12 days away; Christmas is only 7 weekends away!! There is still time, however, to put together decorations and plan special dishes to make your holiday gatherings memorable.
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