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Ras Peynado has a long history at Pike Place Market. His mother started working at a bakery in the market when she was 18, later busking, selling T-shirts, and eventually becoming involved with the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority.

"I was at the market behind the table as a baby when she was selling shirts and later when she was in the office I'd come down and see the market behind the scenes," Peynado says. "It was always the place I was supposed to end up."

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It's time for Market Trivia!

Posted June 5, 2015

It’s time for Market Trivia! These sculptures on the Hillclimb stairs from Western Avenue are also:

A. Entrances to secret passageways
B. Bird houses
C. Light fixtures
D. Wireless internet hotspots

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The location of the future MarketFront. Picture here a viewing deck and public plaza, artisan vendors, farmers and craftspeople and kids climbing aboard Billie the piggy bank. Join us for the Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 24, at 1 p.m.

This summer, bring the kids down for family fun at our farmers market on the third Sunday of the month. Pure Food Kids will provide an activity for older kids and our farm staff will run a craft activity for kids of any age. This June, Katherine Pryor of Readers to Eaters will read “Sylvia's Spinach,” to kids in the Market’s vintage farm truck.

In the feature story, “The Last Jews of Pike Place,” Seattle writer Naomi Tomky brings to light the contributions of Sephardic Jews in Pike Place Market and clues us in to where to find their descendants today, including Pure Food Fish Market, Three Girls Bakery - Pike Place Market and Sweetie’s Candy.…/lo…/308592/the-last-jews-of-pike-place