Columbia City Farmers Market
Columbia City Farmers Market description and information.
Hours: Wednesdays, 3pm to 7pm, May 1 - October 16 (professional chefs' hour is 2 to 3pm)*
Location: South Edmunds Street between 37th Ave S and the alley at 36th (just off of Rainier Ave S in the heart of Columbia City). There is street parking in the vicinity, or shoppers can park for up to 2 hours in the pay lot next to the market.
For a list of vendors and products at the market in the 2013 season, click here.
Founded in 1998, the Columbia City Farmers Market was voted Seattle's Best Farmers Market in the Seattle Weekly's annual "Best of Seattle" contest for 2012. Over 40 Washington State farmers and small food vendors make this market a popular weekly destination; market days are full of the colors and sounds of shoppers from around the world who live and work in this historic neighborhood.
A visual and aromatic feast, farm tables at this market are loaded with the region's freshest, in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, ciders, cheeses, seafood, pasture-raised meats and poultry, jams, preserves, cut flowers, and nursery stock. Local food artisans bring fresh bread, prepared foods and other goodies.
The Market hosts weekly events such as cooking demos, produce tasting, live music, and activities for kids. See Events pages for details on special happenings. Complimentary red shopping wagons are available to borrow from the market information tent on a first-come, first served basis.
*Special alert: chefs only can shop the market an hour early! If you are a professional chef or restauranteur, we've reserved a special "chefs market" hour from 2 to 3 pm at the Columbia City Farmers Market. Public shopping begins at the usual time (3 pm). If you have questions, check with our market staff at the Info Tent.
DOG POLICY: this market does allow dogs in the market. Dogs owners: please be mindful of others and make sure your dogs are well-behaved.
From I-90, take the Rainier Avenue South exit. Continue south on Rainier Avenue for approximately three miles to South Edmunds.
From I-5, take the Columbian Way exit, continue over Beacon Hill on 15th Avenue South and Columbian Way. At the base of Beacon Hill, cross Martin Luther King Way South on Alaska. Turn right on Rainier and continue one long block to South Edmunds.
Reminder: now you can ride the Central Link Light Rail to the Columbia City Farmers Market! It's easy, super fast, direct and cheap from either SeaTac or downtown Seattle, straight to Columbia City!
Bus routes 7, 9, 39, 42 provide service to Columbia City from downtown Seattle. Route 48 travels from the University District.