These elements come together in the open air farmers markets of Seattle NorthCountry, where you can pick up flats of berries and bundles of greens next to rivers and the Salish Sea. This is a shopping experience you won’t experience anywhere else— Northwest food in a Northwest environment.
If you’re looking for delicious produce, artisan cheeses, craft beer and wine or a flower arrangement for your sweetie, here are your best bets.
July-Sept. | Sat. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Located in downtown Arlington at Legion Memorial Park. After shopping at the market take a stroll through historic city and pop into some cute agrarian shops. People still live close to the land here.
June-Sept. | Fri. 12-6 p.m.
A giant chicken statue welcomes you to the Bothell Farmers Market — located in Country Village Shops. Country Village is good for an afternoon of recreation as you stroll boardwalks and visit small artist studios.
June-Oct. | Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Peruse Edmonds Museum Market on a warm Saturday morning, then walk the couple of blocks to the beach to cool off — watch the ferry boats come in. Now that’s an excellent way to spend your weekend.
May-Oct. | Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
On the Salish Sea overlooking Jetty Island, this farmers market offers amazing views and amazing goods. Sample raw oysters pulled from the same sea that you can walk to and smell from the stalls of the market. It’s that fresh.
May-Sept. | Wed. 4-8 p.m.
In the heart of downtown, the Everett Station location of the Everett Farmers Market is smaller than its Boxcar Park sibling, but just as loved by locals for its easy accessibility and ample parking.
June-Sept. | Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Right off of State Avenue, the Marysville Farmers Market is within walking distance from the retro-cool bowling alley Strawberry Lanes. Grab some fresh produce for dinner then work up an appetite bowling a game or two.
May-Aug. | Fri. 12-7 p.m.
Located in the heart of Mill Creek in the City Hall North parking lot on Friday afternoons.
June-Sept. | Wed. 3-7 p.m.
Lighthouse Park has so much to offer visitors to the Mukilteo Farmers Market, especially impeccable views of the Salish Sea. Grab a post-market craft brew at Diamond Knot Brewing or much at Ivar’s, the legendary Seattle fish and chips spot located nearby.
May-Sept. | Thurs. 3-7 p.m.
Downtown Snohomish is known regionally for its antique stores. Be sure to browse 1st Street once you wrap up your time at the market.