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Fighting Hunger at Pike Place Market

Posted March 17, 2014

I walk to Pike Place Market each day for work. I'm a month into a yearlong term as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer at the Market, working on projects that promote Food Access in our community. Rain trickles down the sides of towering buildings with clear windows that reflect black town cars, cabs and limousines. Sharp whiffs of wet concrete, coffee, and baked bread cut through the air. I stroll alongside people of many different lifestyles: snappy-dressers, hurried office workers, and those with empty pockets and stomachs. 

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Rachel the Piggy Bank, Pike Place Market’s beloved mascot and fundraiser, has her game face on. When she’s not raising money for the social services - like the Pike Market Food Bank- located in the Market, she’s preparing to storm the field on behalf of the Seattle Seahawks. Stop by and rub Rachel’s nose for luck and put a coin in her coin slot to help her in her mission to do good on the behalf of those who need it.

The Holiday Tree is here!

Posted November 22, 2013

The Holiday Tree is here! From the Olympic Peninsula to Pike Place Market via Washington State Ferry.

It was a gorgeous summer day at the Out to Lunch Concert at Harbor Steps in downtown Seattle with The Paperboys from Vancouver B.C. playing stirring Celtic folk music with the Sound as a backdrop. It was so cool to see how the music enlivened the crowd, who stamped their feet, danced, clapped and sang along to the music.

Pike Place Market is sponsoring the summer concert series and bringing the Farm to Go Tote to the concerts, full of farm fresh produce from Pike Place Market farmers.They sold out quickly, thanks to the great treats inside, green beans, tomatoes, corn, nectarines and a bottle of Tuscan herb salad dressing from Gourmondo catering. 

We’ll be at every Friday Out to Lunch concert this summer, so come by and say hello!