4 Best Farmers’ Markets in Kirkland

The Juanita Friday Market

Not surprisingly, Kirkland’s Juanita Friday Market takes place every Friday throughout the summer. It begins the first Friday in June and ends the last Friday in September. For 2017, it runs between June 2 and September 29.

Take a drive down to Juanita Beach Park, and you’ll see the market spread out along Lake Washington’s shores. Simply strolling along the shore is pleasant, but there are so many tempting things to buy. Not only that, but the market turns every Friday into a summer party —the scenery is just a bonus. In addition to a colorful array of fresh fruits and vegetables, you’ll find flowers, hot food, handmade arts and crafts, and scores of other products. Plus, live music plays a soundtrack for your explorations.

The Kirkland Wednesday Market

As the name implies, the Kirkland Wednesday Market occurs every Wednesday like clockwork. Even better, the market is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., so you can either take an afternoon to explore its vast expanse or head there after work. That’s awfully convenient — far too many weekly farmers’ markets close long before quitting time.

Kirkland’s market not only offers terrific hours, but it also has a versatile array of vendors. You’ll find all-natural soap and skin care, vegan delicacies, art and other homemade products, and even clothing. It goes without saying that fruits, vegetables, and flowers are also on offer, along with prepared foods such as salsa, pasta, and fluffy cinnamon rolls.

Little Brother’s Farmers’ Market

There’s nothing little about Little Brother’s Farmers’ Market in Kirkland. Open every Saturday from June 3 to October 13, it’s the place to find seasonal produce right downtown. Stock up on eggs, honey, vegetables, and fruits, and then indulge in some treats while you’re there. From wine to homemade pastries that will satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s nothing you can’t find at Little Brother’s.

The University District Farmers’ Market

This market is a bit of a cheat since it’s technically in Seattle. However, it’s widely considered one of the largest farmers’ markets in the entire Seattle region. In other words, it’s worth visiting even if you have to travel from the suburbs. The produce is diverse, as is everything else you’ll find in the various stalls and booths. Around a dozen farms, both conventional and organic, have space there, and the prices are unbelievably affordable.

There’s nothing like whiling away an hour or two at a farmers’ market, especially in the summertime. What’s your favorite thing to buy at the market?

 

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