May is typically the starting month for many cities’ farmers markets, but due to the recent crisis, markets are delaying openings and encouraging customers to reach out directly to vendors who have transitioned to online or phone orders. Markets like the Bellevue Farmers Market and the Redmond Saturday Market are suspending openings and creating online directories to connect people to their favorite farmers and growers. Visit redmondsaturdaymarket.org and bellevuefarmersmarket.org/our-vendors as well as other neighborhood farmers markets’ websites to contact organizers and offer support.
If you’ve taken Savor Seattle’s food tour of Pike Place Market, you’ve followed the pink umbrella to multiple market vendors and restaurants offering the essence of the Pacific Northwest. To help support those same vendors and give housebound folks something tasty to look forward to, Savor Seattle is bringing the market to the people — it has begun a delivery service of a box full of curated goods, like fresh flowers, produce, whole bean coffee, and snacks, with every week offering a new combination of items. For each box, a $5 donation goes to the Pike Place Market Safety Net Fund, providing assistance to those most affected by the COVID crisis. Visit the online store to see what’s fresh at the virtual market: shop.savorseattletours.com.