Farm Development

Farm Development

Farm Development



Since its inception, farmers have played an integral role in the success and longevity of Pike Place Market. Farmers also receive support from the Market in order to grow and sustain successful farm businesses. Through educational programming and one-on-one technical assistance, we strive to help farmers overcome challenges and continue to strengthen Washington State's local food system. 


Business Resources

  • Direct Marketing & Online Marketing
  • Recordkeeping
  • Insurance Options
  • Business Planning
  • Financing your Farm
  • Grants
  • Farm Succession Planning 

On-Farm Resources

  • Food Safety Training
  • Infrastructure Maintenance & Improvements
  • Pest Management
  • Water Management

Upcoming Workshops & Events


Tuesday, September 18th 5:30-7:30PM

Crop Insurance 101: For Diversified Farms 

Crop Insurance has been thought of as something for big commodity producers, but there are accessible and affordable options worth educating ourselves about as small diversified farmes so that we're protected from risks such as pests, flooding and natural disasters. This workshop is free, but registration is required: REGISTER 

Wednesday, September 26th 12PM

Webinar: "How to Stay Sane and Avoid Burnout on the Farm" with Jean Martin Fortier 

Work fewer hours, enjoy a better quality of life, and get better results. Join Jean Martin Fortier to learn his tips and tricks from 15 years of intensive farming experience through this free webinar. MORE DETAILS 

Thursday, October 4th 6:00-9:00PM

Business Development & Coaching Workshop: This is a closed workshop for IDA Savings Incentive participants only. Workshop will be hosted in the Market Commons at Pike Place Market. 

Thursday, October 25th 6:30PM-8:30PM  

Farm Land Access with Washington Farmlink : Learn tips and tricks for finding the best farmland for your farming operation, look at creative leasing models, and hear about success stories from local landowners in this interactive workshop on farmland access. This workshop will take place in the Pike Place Market Commons and food and beverages will be included for participants. 

October 27th, 11:00AM-4:00PM

Fall Harvest Festival

Come celebrate the fall season with freshly pressed cider, live music, local autumn bouquets, pumpkin decorating, and much more! Festivities will start at 11AM and wrap up around 4PM. No RSVP necessary just come enjoy the fun on the Pike Place Pavilion. 

November 9th-11th in Spokane, WA 

Washington Tilth Conference 

Every year the Tilth Conference brings together hundreds of farmers, producers, researchers, and food system professionals for a weekend of learning, building relationships and sharing best practices. The conference is filled with lectures, workshops, and panels on topics most important to farmers in the Pacific Northwest ranging from soil management and hard science to social justice and the sociology of farming. Scholarships are available if needed. REGISTER HERE 





For more Information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Leigh Newman-Bell, Pike Place Farm Development Coordinator: or 206-605-8424