With more than 40 farmers markets spread across King County you are never far from farm fresh, local food. All of the King County farmers markets are now open for the summer season.
When you purchase food at farmers markets you know exactly where your food comes from and how it was grown. By supporting farmers markets, you are supporting a sustainable regional food system that helps small family farms stay in business; protects land from development; and provides all of us with fresh, delicious, local food.
King County farmers markets offer a variety of local produce and artisan foods, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, cheeses, milk, jams and jellies, wines and sauces, breads, seafood, and plants and flowers.
Read more below about farmers market fun facts, how you can find the closest farmers market to you, and market tips and tricks to help you prepare for your next visit!
Did you know?
- The average number of farm vendors per farmers market is 25.7 in King County
- 97,767 pounds of food were donated by farmers markets and vendors in 2018
- 979 people volunteered at farmers markets last season
- Farm vendor numbers have increased by 48 (6%), meaning that there are more artisan foods and local produce to choose from!
Find the closest farmers market to you here so you can start or continue purchasing farm fresh and local food! With some practice, you can find delicious local food at farmers markets that is fresher than grocery store options and rivals their prices, all while supporting local farm businesses. The tips below explain what to expect and what to bring.
Market tips and tricks:
Visit DNRP’s website for more information about farmers markets.