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.”
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.”
In over a decade of operation, the market has donated over $100,000 of fresh food to food banks in the area.
The market accepts WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons, SNAP/EBT, Fresh Bucks, and Senior Coupons.
Everything sold at the market comes from within Washington state.
In 22 weeks of operation during 2017, the Bellevue Farmers Market saw 34,298 visitors.
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.
Last year, the market supported 89 full-time jobs, 171 part-time jobs, and nearly 100 seasonal jobs.
One of the market’s vendors, Tall Grass Bakery, has been making and selling organic, hand-formed breads since 1998.
Other vendors include Sidhu Farms of Puyallup, Skylight Farms of Snohomish, Yer Lor Garden of Kirkland, and Cascade Natural Honey Company of Bellevue.
Finnriver Farm & Cidery, another vendor, was founded in the Chimacum Valley about a decade ago.
Prepared food vendors include Veraci Pizza, La Panaderia, Crisp Creperie, and Got Soup.
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.