Organizers of Ballard Farmers Market have expressed concern over one of the proposed options presented in SDOT’s recently released plans to complete the Burke-Gilman Trail. To complete the much talked about Burke Gilman trail “missing link”, SDOT has proposed four possible routes including one that runs up Ballard Ave, that, if chosen, has the potential to have a devastating […]
Members of the Seattle Farmers Market Association (organizers of the Ballard, Madrona and Wallingford farmers markets) and a number of locals will come together to oppose proposed Famers Market permit fee increases at today’s King County Board of Health Meeting. The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the King County Courthouse downtown […]
The Ballard Farmers Market is officially the best large market in the state. The Washington State Farmers Market Association has named Ballard as the Best Large Market of the Year (56+ vendors) for 2011. Market Master Judy Kirkhuff learned of the award at the WSFMA annual conference over the weekend in Leavenworth. The entire list […]
It’s time once again to vote for your favorite farmers market in the country. Last year, Ballard’s was chosen as the best in the state, but didn’t make the national ranking. American Farmland Trust sponsors the annual America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest, which is designed “to raise national awareness about the importance of buying fresh […]
It was one of those beautiful days at the Market. Big crowds came out to enjoy the sunshine and peruse the food, arts, crafts and flowers from a full display of vendors. But the big attraction was a local group of Morris dancers. With bells on their legs and sticks in their hands, the centuries-old […]
Sunny weather and reasonably warm temperatures (for this time of year) brought lots of Seattleites down the Ballard Farmers Market. After a cold winter so far, call it the first premature hint of spring. Rain is back in the forecast for Tuesday.
A MyBallard reader writes, “At the Farmers’ Market in Ballard, I noted that the Estrella Family Creamery didn’t have cheese for sale, but rather a bunch of notices that they’d been raided by Federal agents(!?) What’s the story behind this?” Our news partner, The Seattle Times, is reporting that Estrella Family Creamery was shut down […]
It didn’t make the list of top 20 farmers markets in the nation, but the Ballard Farmers Market did win a contest for the best in our state. The online contest by the American Farmland Trust, which we first told you about earlier this summer, wrapped up just after midnight this morning. The Ballard Farmers Market received 1285 […]
Shoppers at the Ballard Farmers Market know vendors offer great products, so why not let the rest of the country know? American Farmland Trust is holding a contest for America’s Favorite Farmers Market. “The contest is designed to raise national awareness about the importance of supporting fresh food from local farms and farmers,” the website […]
The mini-donut-making booth at last Sunday’s Farmers Market was a popular spot for the little ones. Judith sent us this photo, “I thought this was such a cute scene at the market, I decided to pass it along.” We have to admit, we liked watching the donut machine, too.
Robby emailed us that Estrella Family Creamery, “A very popular vendor at the Ballard Farmers Market,” is recalling one of its soft cheeses. According to this release by the FDA, the recall is for their Red Darla cheese because “it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious […]
Chris Ballew, of The Presidents of the United States of America, was among the buskers at the Ballard Farmers Market today. Ballew has a new group called Caspar Babypants, which features songs for kids. Today he was playing some of those songs for the passersby. Dale of PhinneyWood.com emailed us this photo and says, “I’m […]