These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Washington For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Washington offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Washington? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Washington farmers markets:

  1. Anacortes Farmers Market, Anacortes, WA
  2. Ballard Farmers Market, Seattle, WA
  3. Olympia Farmers’ Market , Olympia, WA
  4. Broadway Farmers Market, Tacoma, WA
  5. Everett Farmers Market Llc, Everett, WA
  6. Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market, Des Moines, WA
  7. Maple Valley Farmers’ Market, Maple Valley, WA
  8. Vancouver Farmers Market, Vancouver, WA
  9. Issaquah Farmers Market, Issaquah, WA
  10. Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market, Wenatchee, WA

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Washington or the cheapest place to live in Washington.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Washington?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Washington, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Evergreen State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Washington, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Anacortes Farmers Market

Anacortes Farmers Market -- Anacortes, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 91.4
City: Anacortes, WA
Address: 611 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Ballard Farmers Market

Ballard Farmers Market -- Seattle, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Seattle, WA
Address: 5300 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

3. Olympia Farmers’ Market

Olympia Farmers' Market  -- Olympia, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Olympia, WA
Address: 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501
Times: Thu: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Fri: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Sun: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Broadway Farmers Market

Broadway Farmers Market -- Tacoma, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Tacoma, WA
Address: 902 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Times: Thu: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Everett Farmers Market Llc

Everett Farmers Market Llc -- Everett, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Everett, WA
Address: 615 13th St, Everett, WA 98201
Times: Sun: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market -- Des Moines, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Des Moines, WA
Address: 22307 Dock Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Times: Sat: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Maple Valley Farmers’ Market

Maple Valley Farmers' Market -- Maple Valley, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Maple Valley, WA
Address: 25700 Maple Valley Black Diamond Road, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Vancouver Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Market -- Vancouver, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Vancouver, WA
Address: 605 S Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Sun: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Issaquah Farmers Market

Issaquah Farmers Market -- Issaquah, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Issaquah, WA
Address: 1730 10th Ave N.W., Issaquah, WA 98027
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market

Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market -- Wenatchee, WA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Wenatchee, WA
Address: 7 North Worthen St, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Washington

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Evergreen State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Washington reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Washington

Name City Rank Score
Anacortes Farmers Market Anacortes 1 91.4
Ballard Farmers Market Seattle 2 85.7
Olympia Farmers’ Market Olympia 3 85.7
Broadway Farmers Market Tacoma 4 80.0
Everett Farmers Market Llc Everett 5 80.0
Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Des Moines 6 80.0
Maple Valley Farmers’ Market Maple Valley 7 80.0
Vancouver Farmers Market Vancouver 8 77.1
Issaquah Farmers Market Issaquah 9 77.1
Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market Wenatchee 10 77.1
Downtown Farmers Market Walla Walla 11 77.1
Lake Forest Park Farmers Market Lake Forest Park 12 77.1
Fairwood Farmers’ Market Spokane 13 74.3
Edmonds Museum Summer Market Edmonds 14 74.3
University District Farmers Market Seattle 15 71.4
Spokane Farmers’ Market Spokane 16 71.4
West Olympia Farmers’ Market Olympia 17 71.4
Port Angeles Farmers Market Port Angeles 18 71.4
Madrona Farmers Market Seattle 19 68.6
Wallingford Farmers Market Seattle 20 68.6
Millwood Farmers’ Market Spokane 21 68.6
Bremerton Farmers Market Bremerton 22 68.6
Mercer Island Farmers Market Mercer Island 23 68.6
Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market Bainbridge Island 24 68.6
Tumwater Town Center Farmers Market Tumwater 25 68.6
Federal Way Farmers Market – Common Mall Parking Lot Federal Way 26 65.7
Puyallup Farmers’ Market Puyallup 27 65.7
Mount Vernon Farmers Market Mount Vernon 28 65.7
Port Orchard Farmers Market Port Orchard 29 65.7
Bellevue Farmers Market Bellevue 30 62.9
Crossroads Bellevue Farmers Market Bellevue 31 62.9
Friday Farmers Market Everett Mall Everett 32 62.9
Kirkland Wedneseday Market Kirkland 33 62.9
Market At The Parkway, Richland, Wa Richland 34 62.9
The Nw Regional Food Hub / Shopthenorthwest.com Richland 35 62.9
Columbia City Farmers Market Seattle 36 60.0
Queen Anne Farmers Market Seattle 37 60.0
South Perry Farmers’ Market Spokane 38 60.0
Proctor Farmers’ Market Tacoma 39 60.0
South Tacoma Farmers Market Tacoma 40 60.0
Tacoma Farmers Markets Tacoma 41 60.0
Renton Farmers Market Renton 42 60.0
Auburn International Farmers Market Auburn 43 60.0
Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market Sedro-Woolley 44 60.0
Lake City Farmers Market Seattle 45 57.1
West Seattle Farmers Market Seattle 46 57.1
Salmon Creek Farmers’ Market Vancouver 47 57.1
Yakima Farmers’ Market Yakima 48 57.1
Sammamish Farmers Market Sammamish 49 57.1
Burien Farmers Market Burien 50 57.1
Mukilteo Farmers Market Mukilteo 51 57.1
Lewis County Farmer’s Markets Dba Centralia Farmer’s Market Centralia 52 57.1
21 Acres Farm Market Woodinville 53 57.1
Magnolia Farmers Market Seattle 54 54.3
Juanita Friday Market Kirkland 55 54.3
Bellingham Farmers Market Bellingham 56 54.3
Marysville Farmers Market Marysville 57 54.3
Camas Farmer’s Market Camas 58 54.3
Silverdale Farmers Market Silverdale 59 54.3
Capitol Hill Farmers Market Seattle 60 51.4
Phinney Farmers Market Seattle 61 51.4
Pike Place Market – Evening Farmers Market Seattle 62 51.4
Pike Place Market – South Lake Union Farmers Market Seattle 63 51.4
Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market Spokane 64 51.4
Tacoma Farmers Markets – South Tacoma Tacoma 65 51.4
Pike Place Market – 1st Hill Farmers Market Seattle 66 48.6
Seattle City Hall Farmers Market Featuring Pike Place Market Express Seattle 67 48.6
Tacoma Farmers Markets – 6th Avenue Tacoma 68 48.6
Federal Way Farmers Market – Town Square Federal Way 69 48.6
Bothell Farmers Market Bothell 70 48.6
Norpoint Farmers Market Tacoma 71 45.7
Pike Place Market – Microsoft Commons Farmers Market Redmond 72 45.7
Cheney Farmers Market Cheney 73 45.7
Pete’s Evening Market Yakima 74 42.9
Oak Harbor Farmers Market Oak Harbor 75 42.9
Pioneer Square Farmers’ Market Featuring Pike Place Market Express Seattle 76 40.0
Salmon Creek Farmers’ Market At Legacy Hospital Vancouver 77 40.0
Lower Yakima Valley Sunnyside Farmers Market Sunnyside 78 40.0
South Perry Farmers’ Market – Indoor Spokane 79 37.1
Woodinville Farmers Market Woodinville 80 37.1
Urban Growers Market Vancouver 81 34.3
Kelso Bridge Market Kelso 82 34.3
Salish Crossing Farmer’s Market Edmonds 83 31.4
Arlington Farmers Market Arlington 84 31.4
Lynden Farmers Market Lynden 85 25.7
Skyway Farmers Market Seattle 86 20.0
Tacoma Farmers Markets – Broadway Tacoma 87 8.6
Glenrose Summer Market Spokane 88 2.9
Pullman Farmers Market Pullman 89 2.9
Mad Cap Hill Farmers Market Seattle 90 0.0
Community Roots Market Spokane 91 0.0
Humble Earth Farmers Market Spokane 92 0.0
Kent Farmers Market Kent 93 0.0
Kennewick Farmers Market Kennewick 94 0.0
Pasco Farmers Market Pasco 95 0.0
Lacey Farmers Market Lacey 96 0.0
Cowlitz County Community Farmers Market I Longview 97 0.0
Cowlitz County Community Farmers Market Ii Longview 98 0.0
Kittitas County Farmers Market Ellensburg 99 0.0
Ferndale Farmers Market Ferndale 100 0.0

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