Thursday, July 23, 2009

Clean Greens Market Debuts this Saturday!

Our taste tip of the week goes to the grand opening of the Clean Greens Market at New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday, July 25 from 10 AM to 3 PM.

You'll find lovely, luscious and affordable bunches of pesticide-free mustard greens, collards, green & yellow summer squash, turnips and spinach. Clean Greens Market is located at 116 21st Avenue in Seattle, just north of Yesler.

Their motto? Good food, great prices and healthy community. So take yourself and your favorite shopping tote out to market this Saturday.

Based on 22 acres of leased land in Duvall, WA, Clean Greens was begun by the Black Dollar Days Task Force, an organization dedicated to creating economic opportunity and equity in Seattle's low income communities.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Save the Date - Calendar Picks for July

Ready to hit the road in search of adventures in local agriculture?

Here's a handy little guide to what's happening around the Sound this month.

King County Fair
July 16-18

13th Annual Sequim Lavendar Festival
July 17, 18 & 19

Mason County Fair
July 24-26

Poulsbo Farmers Market Children's Day
July 25

Enumclaw Fair/Farmers Market
July 25-26

Thurston County Fair
July 29-August 2

U District Farmers Market Makes Huffington Post Top 10 List!

Way to go U District Farmers Market!

The Huffington Post has included Seattle's oldest and largest "farmers-only" neighborhood market as one of the top ten farmers markets in the US.

According to "HuffPost Green," the University District FM, along with their celebrated cohorts are cited for their dedication to fresh produce, locavore ideologies and innovative settings."

Of course, all those superlatives apply, but we're also fans (obviously) of all our farmers market partners here in Puget Sound.

In case you're missing details - the Saturday market, located at the corner of University Way and NE 50th, in the heart of Seattle's University District is open year-round from 9 AM - 2 PM. On-street parking can be found, and the market provides tokens to shoppers for one free hour of parking in nearby pay lots.

Living nearby, our Saturday morning ritual includes walking over with shopping bags in tow. First stop - a calorie-busting round of buttery pastries, then down to the business of tasting, visiting and stocking up.

Looking for markets in your neck of the woods? Be sure and visit Puget Sound Fresh and check out the PSF Farm Guide.