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Neighborcare Health hosts an event benefiting the Pike Market Medical Clinic

Join us on Tuesday, October 3 for a unique opportunity to try some of Pike Place Market's best restaurants and support Neighborcare Health at Pike Market Clinic. The Clinic at Pike Place Market has long been the leading provider of comprehensive primary health care to low-income and uninsured people in downtown Seattle, providing more than 28,000 medical and mental health care visits annually to over 5,000 patients—45% of whom are uninsured and 40% of whom are or were recently homeless.

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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”: 

Seattle’s Pike Place Market is a hot destination for tourists and Washingtonians, but for some locals, the public market offers more than just a fun place to spend the day. Tucked away under the famous Public Market Center clock and sign, the Pike Market Senior Center (PMSC) offers services for seniors who need a meal, or a helping hand. For 38 years, the center has served low-income or homeless seniors in the Pike St. neighborhood. PMSC serves more than 1,400 seniors every year who participate in the meal program, learn about nutrition, enjoy cooking/dance classes or go on day trips.

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New Harvester Recycles Food Waste

Posted March 17, 2016

The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA) announced today a major next step in its commitment to sustainable practices, an initiative to recycle landfill-bound food scraps into organic liquid fertilizer developed by WISErg, a biotech company located in Redmond, WA. This step is part of a larger initiative within Pike Place Market to create a sustainable public market for future generations.

The installation of the WISErg Harvester unit begins Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. and will continue through March 23. Training and demonstrations are scheduled for Market vendors the week of March 28-April 1.

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