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Lake City Farmers Market opens this afternoon

June 11th, 2015 by Mike

The closest Farmers Market to Maple Leaf, in Lake City, opens this afternoon at 3 p.m.

But it won’t be cold and raining, like in the picture above from 2013.

It will be dry, cool and delightful.

The market will be open Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. until October 1st. It’s located at Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast.

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Lake City Farmer's Market opens Thursday afternoon

June 11th, 2014 by Mike

The Lake City Farmer’s Market opens Thursday at 3 p.m.

The market will be open Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. until October 2nd. It’s located at Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast.

Berries, tree fruit, vegetables, fresh herbs, tomatoes, greens, nuts, pastured meats, bread and pastries, preserves, flowers and other in-season Washington-produced foods and farm products, including great ready-to-eat options.

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Lake City Farmer’s Market opens Thursday afternoon

June 11th, 2014 by Mike

The Lake City Farmer’s Market opens Thursday at 3 p.m.

The market will be open Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. until October 2nd. It’s located at Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast.

Berries, tree fruit, vegetables, fresh herbs, tomatoes, greens, nuts, pastured meats, bread and pastries, preserves, flowers and other in-season Washington-produced foods and farm products, including great ready-to-eat options.

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Today is GiveBIG day – support your local charities

May 6th, 2014 by Mike

Today is GiveBIG day, the day to donate to your favorite nonprofit charities, and have your dollars “stretched” by The Seattle Foundation.

Each donation up to $5,000 per donor, per organization, made to the 1,600 nonprofit organizations profiled on The Seattle Foundation’s website between midnight and midnight Pacific Time today, May 6, 2014, will receive a prorated portion of The Seattle Foundation’s matching funds, or “stretch pool.” The amount of the “stretch” depends on how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. As long as you have access to the web and a credit card, you can participate!

To donate, go here. Or act on any of the many emails you’ve probably received this week from nonprofits.

Local non-profits we’ve heard from this week include:

The Maple Leaf Community Council, which has declared May its Membership Month. Their link is here.

North East Seattle Together (NEST) which supports seniors and building community. That link is here. Disclosure: the editor is a member of the NEST board.

Seattle Neighborhood Farmer’s Markets, here.

The Northwest Puppet Center, here.

Seattle Audubon Society, here.

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Lake City Farmers Market is open (in the rain)

June 20th, 2013 by Mike

Despite the rain, there are plenty of people and vendors at the Lake City Farmers Market this afternoon.

It’s open until 7:30 tonight, and every Thursday from 2:30-7:30 p.m. in front of the Lake City Library at Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast.

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Lake City Farmers Market opens Thursday

June 17th, 2013 by master

Maple Leafers won’t have as far to travel to get fresh produce from their local farmers market starting Thursday, when the longer and bigger Lake City Farmers Market reopens for the season.

This year, the market runs from 2:30-7:30 p.m., and extends from the road in front of the Lake City Library (at Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast) into adjacent Albert Davis Park.

New vendors this season include:

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Lake City Farmers Market begins Thursday

June 13th, 2012 by master

Just in time for the tail end of asparagus season, the weekly Lake City Farmers Market kicks off Thursday, June 14, from 3-7 p.m. next to the Lake City Library at Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast.

Vendors this year include:

  • Alm Hill Gardens, Whatcom, Organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, July – Oct.
  • Alvarez Organic Farms, Yakima, Peas, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, etc, all season.
  • Appel Farms, Whatcom, Cheddar, quark, gouda, etc., all season.
  • Blong’s Garden, King, Puget Sound vegetables and cut flowers, all season.
  • Collins Family Orchard, Tree Fruit, all season.
  • Crepes Online, King, Sweet and savory crepes, all season.
  • Grateful Bread Baking Co, King, Breads and baked goods, all season.
  • Greenwater Farm, Hardy Kiwis, Sept 29 & Oct 6.
  • Half Pint Homemade Ice Cream, King, Ice cream, all season.
  • Hayton Farms, Skagit, Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, all season.
  • Holmquist Hazelnuts, Whatcom, Roasted and raw hazelnuts, nut butter and oils, all season.
  • Jacobs Creamery, Cow’s milk cheeses, butter, eggs, all season.
  • Juice Peddler, King, Fresh market juices, June – Sept.
  • Kaffeeklatsch, King, German pastries, all season.
  • Kittitas Valley Greenhouse, Kittitas, Tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, gr. beans, all season.
  • La Pasta, King, Fresh pasta, all season.
  • Little Prague Bakery, King, Pastries, confections, all season.
  • Lyall Farms, Grant, Tree fruits, all season.
  • Maninis, King, Gluten-free fresh pasta and breads, all season.
  • Martin Family Orchards, Douglas, Cherries, peaches, apples, July – Oct.
  • Mushroom Farm, King, Cultivated and wild mushrooms, all season.
  • Olsen Farms, Stevens, Beef, lamb, potatoes, all season.
  • Patty Pan Grill, King, Grilled veggies, quesadillas, tamales, lemonade, iced tea, all season.
  • Razey Orchard, Yakima, Organic Melons, Cherries, July – Aug.
  • Schuh Farms, Skagit, Berries, row crops, jams & syrups, all season.
  • Small River Farm, Snohomish, Vegetables and cut flowers, all season.
  • Sky Valley Family Farm, Snohomish, Eggs, pork, squash, herbs, all season.
  • Tall Grass Bakery, King, Organic artisan breads, all season.
  • Tiny’s Organic, Douglas, Organic tree fruit, dried fruit, all season.
  • Tonnemaker Family Orchard, Grant, Tree fruit, melons, summer squash, peppers, tomatoes, and corn, all season.
  • Veraci Pizza, King, Wood-fired pizza, all season.
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm, Organic blueberries, July – Oct.
  • Willie Greens Organic Farm, Snohomish, Organic veggies, berries, herbs, fruit, all season.
  • Woodring, Snohomish, Jams, Preserves, Dressings, Juice, all season.
  • Youa Her & Kaying’s Garden, Snohomish, Puget Sound vegetables and cut flowers, all season.

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Return of the Aljoya Outdoor Market at Thornton Place

June 30th, 2011 by Mike

The Outdoor Market at Aljoya Thornton Place reopens this afternoon with a new name – and food tasting!

Last month it was the Farmers Market. After readers commented that it wasn’t, technically, a Farmers Market  Ajoya, 450 N.E. 100th St., decided to change it.

Dear Readers, the event is primarily an opportunity for the residents and staff of Aljoya to do some convenient shopping and enjoy the local produce we have procured. Although not technically a “Farmers Market,” (a new name is in the works!) we look for opportunities to open our doors to the local community to benefit from events like this.

That first market had 71 customers, Aljoya reports. They plan to open the market on the last Thursday of every month.

Bring cash or credit card to pay for your fresh goods. The market will be held from 4-6 p.m. outside the Bistro patio at Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 100th Street.

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Meadowbrook Farmers Market not returning this year

May 31st, 2011 by Mike

The Meadowbrook Farmers Market, at 2728 N.E. 100th St. the closest farmers market to Maple Leaf, is not returning this summer.

The market, which opened in 2009, was always smaller than many of Seattle’s farmers markets.

The market, in an email Tuesday, said:

Dear neighbors,

We are sad to report that the Meadowbrook Farmers Market will not open for the 2011 market season. Our decision is based on a combination of factors, including the poor economy and Spring weather conditions.

We would like to thank all of our faithful neighborhood shoppers, fabulous vendors, talented musicians, local business donors and our site host, the Seattle Waldorf School, for making our first two years a success.

We feel the Meadowbrook Farmers Market was a wonderful celebration of neighborhood and local, sustainable living and this weekly gathering of our community will be missed by us all. We will continue to look ahead towards the 2012 season in hopes for an improved economy and a favorable growing season.

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Join the Farmers Market this afternoon at Aljoya Thornton Place

May 26th, 2011 by Mike

The Aljoya Farmers Market returns to the neighborhood this afternoon from 4-6 p.m., and will continue  the last  Thursday afternoon of each month through September.

Hosted by Ajoya Thornton Place, 450 N.E. 100th St., the market promises:

  • Homemade baked items
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Cut flowers

Bring cash or credit card to pay for your fresh goods. The market will be held outside the Bistro patio at Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 100th Street.

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