The Ballard Sunday Farmers Market is one of the neighborhood’s prime attractions with fresh organic foods, terrific shopping and a family atmosphere. The market stretches along historic Ballard Avenue, between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW, known as “Old Ballard.”
The market is open year round, rain or shine. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. year-round. Parking can be a little challenging on sunny days, but your best bet is Shilshole Ave., one street below the market.
As many as one hundred vendors line the middle of the street, and you can peruse the many shops along the avenue. On sunny days, over a thousand people visit the farmers market, along with lots of kids and pets. Even when it rains, hundreds will attend.
You’ll find plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables from Washington farms, not to mention cheese, nuts, jams and fresh-baked bread.
If you’re hungry for lunch, some vendors serve up hot food. This is Devra Gartenstein serving up a grilled veggie quesadilla. (By the way, Devra has a blog about food and farmers markets called the Quirky Gourmet).
Ballard Farmers Market is known for its fresh fish and shellfish.
Street musicians entertain the crowd.
And the kids love it.
You can find lots more information about the market on its official site here.