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Behind the Scenes with Berries

Posted May 24, 2016

Strawberry season is upon us!

Nothing says summer like a juicy ripe strawberry picked straight from the farm. Last week we visited two Pike Place berry farmers to learn a little bit more about their farming practices and sample plenty of berries along the way.


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"If you were the kind of Archie Comics reader who fantasized about becoming a regular at Pop Tate’s Chok'lit Shoppe, shooting the breeze with the gang and nursing an egg cream at your favorite barstool, you’re going to love Shug’s Soda Fountain and Ice Cream. …Shug’s is a retro dream featuring a restored soda fountain from the 1930s."


Read the full article on Eater.

Blooming Flowers, Beaming Farmers

Posted May 13, 2016

A Day on the Farm in Snoqualmie Valley

It's no secret that when it comes to flowers, Pike Place Market truly can't be beat. The beauty, quality and variety (not to mention price) is unlike any other flower market around. Furthermore, finding out that these breathtaking bouquets are grown right here in Washington State by local farmers is what makes them extra special.


Blong Cha, farmer/owner of Blong's Gardens, Fall City, WA.

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Four Downtown Farmers Markets

Posted May 12, 2016

Summer is coming! Get your weekly farm-fresh fix at FOUR downtown Seattle locations, May 31 through October 14, 2016.

City Hall Plaza Market
May 31- October 11
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
600 4th Ave

Pike Place Evening Farmers Market
June 1-October 12
Wednesdays 5-8 p.m.
Pike Place at Pine Street

South Lake Union Market
June 2 – October 13
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
410 Terry Ave. N

First Hill Market
June 3 – October 14
Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
9th Ave and University St.

Debit/credit, EBT, WIC and Senior FMNP are accepted at all markets.

Visit for details.

Cinco de Mayo, Pike Place Style

Posted May 2, 2016

Pike Place Market is home to a variety of delicious Mexican eateries, specialty groceries stocked with imported Mexican ingredients, and colorful Mexican folk art. Look no further for all of your Cinco de Mayo fiesta needs. Here is a sampling of what you'll find...

El Mercado Latino

1514 Pike Place #6 (Post Alley)

Welcome to hot sauce heaven! Hot, hotter or hottest - take your pick. This photo only captured a fraction of their gigantic selection of salsas picantes. El Mercado Latino also carries a variety of spices, flours, candies, beverages, Goya products, and our personal favorite: Sriracha popcorn.

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