I had seen sandwich boards and newspaper ads for the Everett Farmers Market several times. It wasn't until a couple Sundays ago that I took my daughter to the outdoor market on the waterfront. Parking was a little difficult but only because there were so many people there. It was a beautiful day you know what that means in the Northwest, get out and enjoy it while you can.
The market is open during the summer months along Marine View Drive in Everett. It is a small location but abundant with local vendors. There are quite a few flower vendors and as you walk by the aroma fills the air and you immediately feel the urge to bring a bundle home. Fruit and vegetable stands were there with the traditional offerings. There were also bakeries that had fresh bread and decadent baked goods. As we strolled down the pier, my child noticed 2 things: popcorn and Scooby-Doo. First of all, how can anyone go to an outdoor market or fair in our area without taking home a bag of warm kettle corn. Secondly, the dogs needed an outing on Sunday as well and one of them very large and looked like Scooby-Doo.
So the next time you see a sign for your local farmer's market, take a moment to stop and enjoy the moment. Our summer season is short this year and one way to slow down and take it in is to stop by one of these. For more information on local farmer's markets in Seattle go to seattlefarmersmarkets.org.