The Ballard Farmer’s Market in Seattle

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(Last Updated On: October 17, 2018)

The Sunday Ballard Farmer’s Market feels a lot like a European market, stalls overflowing with fresh, local foods amid pedestrian-scaled historic buildings housing artsy shops, bars, and restaurants. It would be a pleasant place to wander even without the market, but the market provides an additional incentive to get up and out on a Sunday morning. When we visit, on a cold fall morning, the market is crowded.

The market isn’t just a place to buy fresh produce, meat, and seafood (I would guess that the Ballard market has a lot more fresh seafood than your average farmer’s market!) for the coming week. There are also gourmet goodies (including eaglemount cider and jonboy caramels) to stock in the pantry for the next special occasion.

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Updates on what’s fresh this week are available on the market blog.

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