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It’s been quite the farm season here at Pike Place Market! From gorgeous berries to fresh-roasted corn, our five downtown express farmers markets have continually provided customers with warm hearts, full tummies, and the unshakable satisfaction of discovering local goods. 

Since late May, our farm team has worked tirelessly to manage our Tuesday through Friday remote farmers markets. Six seasonal interns, along with three of our full-time Market staff, have dedicated their summer months to providing space for the finest array of trusted Washington-produced fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, hot prepared foods, flowers and more from our Market farmers and producers.

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If we added up all the hours we have spent at Pike Place Market, it would probably amount to years of time. But what do you do if you don't have unlimited hours to explore this epic hub of shopping, dining, and entertainment? Well, the answer is you cram in as much stuff as possible – especially eating – because this is a place you don’t want to just skim through. It's the heart of Seattle, and it has a crazy amount to offer to tourists and locals. Here are our recommendations for absolutely slaying your way through 24 hours at Pike Place Market.

 

8 a.m. – Get going with Storyville Coffee

Storyville Coffee is located on the upper level of the Corner Market Building and has one of the best views of the iconic red “Public Market” sign hanging over the main entrance to Pike Place Market. Their coffee shop is comfy and inviting, full of great lighting and warm décor, a perfect place to ramp up for the day with one of their many delicious coffees.

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Last week, the Market celebrated 110 years as Seattle’s farmers market. What makes Pike Place Market such a special place? We believe it’s the people.

As part of our anniversary celebration, we highlighted various Market characters, each who have their own stories about what Pike Place Market means to them. Follow along as we continue to introduce you to these #PikePlacePeople throughout the year!

 

Anne Smith of Sunny Honey Company talks about the best day of her life:

 

Why does Mercedes of Ghost Alley Espresso call herself a “Rat of the Market”? Watch to find out:

 

Art Stone of Honest Biscuits shares his journey from selling at farmers markets to opening his new shop in the MarketFront:

 

How did Don Kuzaro of Don and Joe’s Meats meet his wife?

 

Find out how Jaison Scott of Pike Place Fish Market got the nickname “Banana Box Kid”: