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Ballard Farmer’s Market says goodbye to a longtime vendor

Posted by Meghan Walker on May 30th, 2011

At Sunday’s Ballard  Farmer’s Market, one of the longest standing farms, Anselmo’s, announced their retirement.

Marie (Debrusca) Oliver started the farm in 1998 with her mother, Arlene, and Arlene’s husband Chuck. After losing her mother last year and Chuck just last week, she decided it was too big a job to do it alone.

Photos by Jill Irwin

Anselmo’s has been with the market for over a decade, and was the only vendor selling fresh local produce in January ten years ago when the market became open year-round. To read more about Anselmo’s closing, visit Pacific Northwest Seasons’ blog.

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13 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Dtsodoors // May 31, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Thank you for years of healthy food and faithfulness. Wishing you peace, healing and the very best in your next venture/adventure.

  • 2 Foghorn Leghorn // May 31, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Oh no!  They had the best garlic in the market by a mile, and Marie was always fun to talk to.  Best wishes!

  • 3 Jen // Jun 1, 2011 at 2:51 am

    So sad! Many thanks to Anselmo Farm for providing such wonderful, delicious produce week after week. We’ll miss you!

  • 4 Jen // Jun 1, 2011 at 2:51 am

    So sad! Many thanks to Anselmo Farm for providing such wonderful, delicious produce week after week. We’ll miss you!

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