Photo Essay: Bellevue Farmers Market

Every Thursday from 3-7 p.m., May through October, vendors gather to sell seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers, prepared food, handmade goods, and more at the Bellevue Farmers Market.

Take a visual tour of the market below, and then visit for yourself to experience what Natalie Evans, the market’s executive director, calls, “the magic and mystery of it all.”

Bellevue Farmers Market

The market’s mission is “to support small local farms by providing a viable, vibrant marketplace for farm product to be sold directly to consumers.”

Bellevue Farmers Market

In over a decade of operation, the market has donated over $100,000 of fresh food to food banks in the area.

Bellevue Farmers Market

The market accepts WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons, SNAP/EBT, Fresh Bucks, and Senior Coupons.

Bellevue Farmers Market

Everything sold at the market comes from within Washington state.

Bellevue Farmers Market

In 22 weeks of operation during 2017, the Bellevue Farmers Market saw 34,298 visitors.

Bellevue Farmers Market

According to a recent impact report, produce sold at the Bellevue Farmers Market travels an average of 77 miles. Produce sold at commercial markets travels an average of 1,500 miles.

Bellevue Farmers Market

Last year, the market supported 89 full-time jobs, 171 part-time jobs, and nearly 100 seasonal jobs.

Bellevue Farmers Market

One of the market’s vendors, Tall Grass Bakery, has been making and selling organic, hand-formed breads since 1998.

Bellevue Farmers Market

Other vendors include Sidhu Farms of Puyallup, Skylight Farms of Snohomish, Yer Lor Garden of Kirkland, and Cascade Natural Honey Company of Bellevue.

Bellevue Farmers Market

Finnriver Farm & Cidery, another vendor, was founded in the Chimacum Valley about a decade ago.

Bellevue Farmers Market

Prepared food vendors include Veraci Pizza, La Panaderia, Crisp Creperie, and Got Soup.

Bellevue Farmers Market

Seattle-based Mystic Kombucha sells its delicious fermented teas and tonics at the Bellevue Farmers Market.

 

The Bellevue Farmers Market is located at 1717 Bellevue Way Northeast. A list of vendors can be found here. Visit on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine.

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