Happy Spring: Columbia City Farmers Market is Back!

Happy Spring: Columbia City Farmers Market is Back!

The Columbia City Farmers Market (CCFM) — one of the largest farmers markets in the Northwest — kicks-off its 19th year today with loads of farmers and food vendors selling a delicious assortment of early spring greens, organic poultry and meats, cheeses, fresh eggs, wild salmon and seasonal cut flowers.

The well-loved neighborhood market welcomes new vendors from Wild Hare, Windy Acre Farm, Seola Bee Company, Lesedi Farm, Burton Hill, and many others.

CCFM first opened in June of 1998 in the former Columbia Plaza parking lot (now home of the new PCC) when founder Karen Kinney led a small group of neighborhood volunteers in organizing the market using the burgeoning U-District Farmers Market as a model.

In 2012, the market moved into Edmunds Street adjacent to its old spot when the Columbia Plaza parking lot was slated for redevelopment.

“Looking forward to warm and sunny days in the park where families can enjoy live music and fun kids events every Wednesday, all summer long,” says the CCFM website. “And a special thanks to the Mt. Baker Windermere branch for sponsoring the music tent again this year.”

Find this week’s fresh sheet here.

See you at the market!

CCFM can be found every Wednesday through October, from 3 to 7 pm, on South Edmunds Street at 37th Avenue South (Columbia Park). Photo/Diana Vergis Vinh

 

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