Farmers Market Update: Everett, Snohomish opening with COVID-19 Protocols in Place
A modified Everett Farmers Market opens May 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at 2930 Wetmore Ave., a week earlier than scheduled — with strict COVID-19 protocols in place and an abbreviated list of participating vendors. Preorder by Fri., stay in your car, drive-thru/pickup ‘n go Sun. If all goes well, lather, rinse, repeat. Fingers crossed.
Snohomish Farmers Market opens as scheduled May 7, 3 p.m.-7 p.m., but in a different location just for this year. Stocker Farms on 8705 Marsh Rd. will host this popular market, with lots of social distancing/sanitizing rules (but not the drive-thru situation of Everett’s). Preorders are highly recommended, as is sending just one member of your family to go shopping. Market manager Sarah Dylan-Jensen appeared on KING5-TV recently to discuss the new normal for market vendors.
Everett Farmers Market The Big One:
When the sky warms with signs of spring — tulips shedding lovely, sunset hues, the birds and the bees singing their own lively tunes — it’s market time. Faithful growers and artisan producers begin late-night preps and early-morning treks to the Promised Land, your local farmers market.
Snohomish County enjoys a healthy, market share of the best, eight-10 participating WSFMA members dedicated to farming and sourcing local.
People at the market seem to slow down a bit and open themselves to conversations with strangers, which naturally breeds connection. You start to recognize the same faces week after week and that sense of community is grounding and life-giving.
– Emily Leopold, Colibri Sweets
Everett Farmers Market, one of the biggest, successfully moved in 2019 from the Port of Everett to the City of Everett on Wetmore Ave. between Hewitt and Pacific. When the five-hour Sunday market opened Aug. 4 in the new, current location, over 5,000 people attended, according to co-manager Karen Erickson, who’s going into her ninth season.
Between 3,000-5,000 people, nearly 100,000 a season, arrive on any given Sunday, with fresh, local produce as the biggest attraction. Weekends naturally account for a larger share of the footprint.
We had 159 vendors on our list who rotate into both markets during the season last summer
Founded by Marie Brayman in 1993, the Everett Farmers Market today boasts 100 vendors weekly, and always kicks off on Mother’s Day (May 10). This year, the market continues through Oct. 4. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
During this time of social distancing, the opening date and schedule are subject to change. Please visit the Everett Farmers market website to stay in the know.
“We had 159 vendors on our list who rotate into both markets during the season” last summer, Erickson says.
“Our farmers market is about farmers and food grown here in Washington State,” explains Erickson, who co-manages and co-owns both with Gary Purves. “Everything’s fresh. A lot of our farmers pick that morning. Some come from the eastern side of the mountains, from Sunnyside. They’ll pick the day before, load up the trucks, and drive five hours to get here.”
Everett Farmers Market
Sun., May 10 – Oct 4
11 am – 4 pm
Wetmore Ave. between Hewitt & Pacific, downtown Everett
Wednesday Farmers Market at Everett Station
Wed., Jun. 10 – Aug. 26
3 pm – 7 pm
2333 on 32nd St., Everett
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Arlington Farmers Market
Bothell Friday Market
June-Sept., 3 p.m.-7 p.m., parking lot at First & Main Design Market, 10100 Main St., downtown Bothell.
Edmonds Garden Market
Sat., May 2-June 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bell St. between 5th and 6th Ave. N., downtown Edmonds.
Edmonds Summer Market
Sat., June 20-Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., spread out from 5th and Main St. at the fountain to Bell, and eastward around Centennial Plaza, downtown Edmonds (except during Taste of Edmonds, Aug. 14-16). Edmonds Historic Museum runs both markets, 425-774-0900.
Monroe Farmers Market
Every other Wed., May 27-Sept., 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Galaxy Theatres, 1 Galaxy Way, Monroe. First 50 customers on opening day receive free, reusable totes. Info: 360-794-5488.
Park Ridge Community Market
Wed., June 3-Sept. 30, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., 3805 Maltby Rd., Bothell, 425-481-8801.
Snohomish Farmers Market
First Thurs. in May-last Thurs. in Sept., 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Pearl St. and Cedar Ave.,
Stanwood Farmers Market
First Fri. June-second Fri. Oct., 2 p.m.-6 p.m., behind the Stanwood Police Station, 8727 271st St. NW. Formerly, Port Susan Farmers Market, email@example.com
Dates and locations are subject to change.