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Ballard Farmer’s Market: Photo Essay!

Posted by Johnine Larsen on October 1, 2017
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Welcome to the Market

The Ballard Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. The market goes year-round, and it happens regardless of rain, sleet, or snow. Only Thanksgiving and Christmas Day make the Ballard Farmers Market take a week off.

The Ballard Farmers Market stays open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. The market runs year-round, and it runs regardless of rain, sleet, or snow. Only Thanksgiving and Christmas Day have enough power to make the Ballard Farmers Market take a week off.

 

Take Back the Street

Every Sunday, the Ballard Farmers Market pops up on the historic Ballard Avenue NW between Vernon Place NW and 22nd Avenue NW.

Every Sunday, the Ballard Farmers Market pops up on the historic Ballard Avenue NW between Vernon Place NW and 22nd Avenue NW.

 

Local-to-Local

Local buyers can shake hands with local sellers, and customers can talk with the cook himself. The Ballard Market is a community-based experience. It's a place where relationships form and flourish. Pictured: Jonboy Caramels.

Local buyers can shake hands with local sellers, and customers can talk with the cooks themselves. The Ballard Farmers Market is a community-based experience. It’s a place where relationships form and flourish. Pictured: Jonboy Caramels.

 

Free Lunch

Smiles and samples abundant. Pictured: Marge Granola.

Smiles and samples abound. Pictured: Marge Granola.

 

Picked This Morning

No frozen fruit. No preserved vegetables. The Ballard Farmers Market offers in-season produce free from sprays, pesticides, or food miles. Michael Pollan would rejoice.

No frozen fruit. No preserved vegetables. The Ballard Farmers Market offers in-season produce free from sprays, pesticides, or food miles. Michael Pollan would rejoice.

Goat Soap

Soap made from goat milk. Scents include "spruce," "clove," and "cajeput."

Soap made from goat milk. Scents include “spruce,” “clove,” and “cajeput.”

Greens, Greens, Greens

Hundreds of different leafy vegetables exist in the world. The Ballard Farmers Market sells approximately all of them.

Hundreds of different leafy vegetables exist in the world. The Ballard Farmers Market sells approximately all of them.

 

Shortcut to Mushrooms

Mushrooms and wild greens, medical benefits and culinary delights. Foragers are alive and well in the Pacific Northwest. Pictured here: Foraged & Found Edibles

Mushrooms and wild greens, medical benefits and culinary delights. Foragers are alive and well in the Pacific Northwest. Pictured here: Foraged & Found Edibles

 

Shopping Soundtrack

Buskers line the streets and provide background music for focused shoppers. Those with extra time linger to enjoy the performances.

Buskers line the streets and provide background music for focused shoppers. Those with extra time linger to enjoy the performances.

 

Local Troll Caught Fish

No, our favorite Fremont-dweller has not picked up a new hobby--"Troll" refers to a style of fishing. But barring a giant concrete fisherman, the seafood is as local as it gets. Wilson Fish Markets sells halibut and king salmon caught right off the coast of Washington.

No, our favorite Fremont-dweller has not picked up a new hobby–“Troll” refers to a style of fishing. But even without a giant concrete fisherman, this seafood is as local as it gets. Wilson Fish Markets sells halibut and king salmon caught right off the coast of Washington.

 

Salmon Sliders

Eccentricity is delicious at the Ballard Farmers Market.

Eccentricity is delicious at the Ballard Farmers Market.

 

Summertime Thanksgiving

Washington has 1,700 acres of cranberry farms. Only 10 acres are organic, and they all belong to the same farm. The Ballard Farmer's Market is one of the few places where you can find these local, organic fruits.

Washington has 1,700 acres of cranberry farms. But only 10 acres are organic, and they all belong to the same farm. The Ballard Farmers Market is one of the few places where you can find these local, organic fruits.

 

Pete’s Perfection

Pete started Pete's Perfect Toffee at the age of 48. He makes every batch by hand, and he only sells his product online or at farmers markets. Samples are free.

Pete started Pete’s Perfect Toffee at the age of 48. He makes every batch by hand, and he only sells his product online or at farmers markets. Samples are free.

 

Special Diets

The Ballard Farmer's Market is a gluten-abstainer's paradise. Most vendors either have gluten-free options or only offer gluten-free fare. The same goes for vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free foods. Pictured: Loki Fish Co.

The Ballard Farmer’s Market is a gluten-abstainer’s paradise. Most vendors have gluten-free options. The same goes for vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free foods. Pictured: Loki Fish Co.

 

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