Seasonal farmers markets are starting to open this month, offering the opportunity to have a more hands-on approach to food and meeting the folks who grow and produce the goods being sold. These are just a few opening dates, but keep an eye out for more throughout the summer months.
FEDERAL WAY FARMERS MARKET: Opening May 1 at 1201 S. 320 St., in the parking lot along Pacific Highway. Open every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Oct. 30.
ISSAQUAH FARMERS MARKET: Opening May 1 at 1730 10th Ave. N.W., outside Pickering Barn. Open every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Sept. 25.
REDMOND SATURDAY MARKET: Opening May 1 at 9900 Willows Road N.E., in the Overlake Church parking lot. Open every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Oct. 30.
BELLEVUE FARMERS MARKET: Opening Thursday, May 13, at 1717 Bellevue Way N.E., in the parking lot of the Bellevue Presbyterian Church. Open every Thursday, 3–7 p.m., through Oct 7. Visit their website for details and vendors.