SFS at the Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival

Eric Boutin & Hsiao-Ching Chou

Eric Boutin, Nutrition Director of Seattle Public Schools & Hsiao-Ching Chou of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Seattle talking good food in schools.

Philip & June Lee of Readers to Eaters, joined the Slow Food Seattle booth at the Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival.

Philip (& June, not pictured) Lee of Readers to Eaters, joined the Slow Food Seattle booth at the Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival.

Amy Pennington signing copies of her book, "Urban Pantry"

Amy Pennington signing copies of her book, "Urban Pantry"

Amy Pennington chatting with fans & signing copies of her book, "Urban Pantry"

Amy Pennington chatting with fans & signing copies of her book, "Urban Pantry"

Jon Rowley demonstrating how to use a refractometer to gauge the level of sugars in tomatoes.

Jon Rowley demonstrating how to use a refractometer to gauge the level of sugars in tomatoes.

Checking the refractometer at Jon Rowley's Brix demo

Checking the refractometer level of tomatoes at Jon Rowley's Brix demo.

Some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes fresh from the U-Distric Farmers Market - testing their Brix levels as part of Jon Rowley's quest for the 10-Brix tomato.

Some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes fresh from the U-Distric Farmers Market - testing their Brix levels as part of Jon Rowley's quest for the 10-Brix tomato.

Kathleen Flinn, author of "the Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry," talking about how to choose a knife that's right for you.

Kathleen Flinn, author of "the Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry," talking about how to choose a knife that's right for you.

Kathleen Flinn, author of "the Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry," showing the group basic knife skills.

Kathleen Flinn, author of "the Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry," showing the group basic knife skills.

June Lee (left) tries her hand at cutting an onion like a chef after Kathleen Flinn's (right) demonstration.

June Lee (left) tries her hand at cutting an onion like a chef after Kathleen Flinn's (right) demonstration.

Anthony Warner and Tiana Colovos came out to talk about the Orca K-8 School Garden

Anthony Warner and Tiana Colovos came out to talk about the Orca K-8 School Garden

Thanks to all of you who came out this weekend to listen to our speakers, watch the demos, pick up some books from our partners Readers to Eaters, who volunteered as part of the national Slow Food Dig In! day, and chatted with us about Slow Food. All of this was in support for the Pike Place Market Foundation’s Human Service Programs.

All images : Jennifer Johnson

Join the conversation: Ben Hewitt author of “The Town That Food Saved”

The Town That Food SavedJoin Slow Food Seattle for our first foray towards an ongoing book club. We’ll be doing a combination of partnerships with Kim Ricketts Book Events and connecting with the incredible resources of our local authors. If you’d like to be involved, drop us a line or come to the event this coming Tuesday.

This is the first event in a series on food, sustainability and community called “Edible Conversations” and will take place on June 8th at 7pm at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom. Jill Lightner, the editor of Edible Seattle will interview Ben Hewitt about his life as a farmer, and the way a group of farmers and entrepreneurs banded together to create a comprehensive food system and revive the dying economy of Hardwick, Vermont.

Like many rural communities in America, Hardwick, Vermont was build on a industry that had packed up and left long ago, and the town had suffered from a depressed economy for over a century. With an unemployment rate of 40% and in the middle of a crippling recession, a small group of young farmers and community leaders embarked on a quest to create a comprehensive, functional and vibrant food system, bring jobs to their region and create new ways for them to make a living off their farmlands. As Ben tells the story of his one town’s transformation, there will be lessons for all of us who believe that a healthy, local agricultural system can be the basis of community strength, economic vitality and food security.

Joining Jill and Ben will be local chefs, Sequim farmer Kia Kozun of Nash’s Organic Produce, Chris Curtis, the Director of Seattle’s Neighborhood Farmer’s Markets and Mary Embleton, Director of the Cascade Harvest Coalition.

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The $25/person price includes appetizers and Theo chocolate confections; a cash bar will be available as well. Copies of The Town That Food Saved will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Ben Hewitt

Kim Ricketts Book EventsEdible Seattle

Hey Spring, we’ll see you at the local farmers market!

Seattle Farmers Market

2010 Farmers Market Season

Ballard Farmers Market Follow on TwitterFind on Facebook
Sundays, 10am-3pm, year-round
Located in the historic street of Ballard Ave NW, just south of NW Market St.
East of 22nd Ave NW, this market has a style reminiscent of the street markets of Europe. Featuring only Washington State seasonal farmers’, fishers’ and ranchers’ produce, including cheeses, eggs, chicken, tree fruits, berries, ciders and wines, honey, local artisan’s handcrafted quality items, a variety of wild-caught seafood and shellfish, products from area food processors and bakers, and wildcrafted items such as mushrooms and wild greens.

Broadway Farmers Market Follow on TwitterFind on Facebook
Sundays, 11am-3pm, May 9 to December 19
Located in the parking lot behind BofA, at Broadway & E. Thomas, 98102
Operating since 2005, this popular Farmers Market offers Capitol Hill residents a wonderful variety of all-local, all-seasonal fresh farm produce, as well as delicious cheeses, baked goods, honey, eggs, meats and cut flower bouquets.  Cooking demos and other special events throughout the season.

Cascade Farmers Market Follow on TwitterFind on Facebook
Thursdays, 3-7pm, dates TBD
Located across the street from Cascade Playground in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

Columbia City Farmers Market Follow on TwitterFind on Facebook
Wednesdays, 3-7pm, April 28 to October 20
Located at Rainier Ave S and S Edmunds, 98118
Operating since 1998. The market features a cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms, as well as organic eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, ciders, preserves, honey and more. Cooking demos, live music and special events for kids throughout the season.

Farmers Market at Fremont Sunday Market Find on Facebook
Sundays, 10am to 4pm, year-round (except Fremont Fair Sun. & the Sun. after Christmas)
Located at the east end of the Fremont Sunday Market on N. 34th Street, in front of the Red Door Ale House.

Lake City Farmers Market Follow on TwitterFind on Facebook
Thursdays, 3-7pm, June 3 to October 7
Located next to the Library at Albert Davis Park, NE 125th & 28th Ave NE, 98125
Operating since 2002, the Lake City Farmers Market is located next to a lovely park offering public seating, a grassy picnic area, shady trees, plus plenty of room for over 25 farmers and food vendors.  Look for delicious seasonal fruits, berries and vegetables, eggs, baked goods, meats, ciders, honey, preserves and more throughout the season, plus pumpkins, apples, heirloom potatoes and other goodies in the fall.

Madrona Farmers Market
Fridays, 3-7 pm, May 14 to September 24
Located in the parking lot of the Madrona Grocery Outlet at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way & E. Union St.

Magnolia Farmers Market Follow on TwitterFind on Facebook
Saturdays, 10am-2pm, June 5 to September 25
Located at the parking lot of the Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th W, 98199
Over 30 family farmers and small food vendors make this Saturday farmers market a delightful weekly destination. You’ll find a wide variety of fresh, local and seasonal produce including heirloom lettuces, berries, tree fruits, vegetables, corn, tomatoes, squash, plus farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, meats, honey, preserves, fresh pasta, baked goods, cut flowers and plant starts. Cooking demos by master chefs, live music and special events for kids are also part of the market activities throughout the season. Operating since 2003.

Meadowbrook Farmers Market
Sundays, 11am-3pm, June 6 to October 31 (Closed November – May)
Located on the campus of the Seattle Waldorf School, 2728 NE 100th St., 98125.
The Meadowbrook Farmers Market is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a sustainable and healthy community by offering high-quality local organic and bio-dynamic foods, artisan goods, and educational opportunities. The market will serve as an integrative model for youth and school involvement while providing support for the local economy and community development.

Phinney Farmers Market Follow on TwitterFind on Facebook
Fridays, 3-7pm, May 28 to October 1
Located in the lower parking lot of Phinney Neighborhood Center at 67th & Phinney Ave N, 98103
Over 25 farmers and food vendors bring their fresh-picked fruits, berries, vegetables, cut flowers, as well as farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, ciders, baked goods, meats, honey and more. This is a popular destination on Friday afternoons, and the market also offers some great ready-to-eat foods. Live music is scheduled throughout the season. Operating since 2007.

Queen Anne Farmers Market Follow on TwitterFind on Facebook
Thursdays, 3-7pm, May 20 to October 7
Located at W. Crockett St. at Queen Anne Ave. N, 98109
The Queen Anne Farmers Market is committed to supporting small farms, helping preserve farmland, and building a vibrant, healthy community through direct sales of local food. As Seattle’s only independent market, we offer a unique and exciting mix of fresh vegetables and fruits, cheeses, meats, breads, wine, flowers, gourmet items, and hot food, all direct from local producers. Get to know your farmer! Our event schedule is hopping with weekly chef demos, author events, workshops, and live music. Surrounded by brick buildings and shade trees, our “town square” is dog-friendly and offers exciting dining options. There is ample parking available and an ATM.

University District Farmers Market Follow on TwitterFind on Facebook
Saturdays, 9am-2pm, year-round
Located at 5031 University Way NE (50th & University Way) in the U-Heights parking lot, 98105.
Operating since 1993, and nationally recognized as one of the best farmers markets in the US (voted and/or written up in Sunset and other national and local media). Seattle’s largest “farmers-only” market. Enjoy an astounding selection of local, seasonal fruits and vegetables, berries, fresh herbs, eggs, cheeses, meats, poultry, seafood, artisan breads, ciders, preserves, honey, cut flowers and more from Washington farms and family businesses.

Wallingford Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 3-7 pm, May 19 to September 29
Located in the parking lot of the Wallingford Center at the corner of Wallingford Ave. N. & N. 45th Street.

West Seattle Farmers Market
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Sundays, 10am-2pm, year-round
Located at California Ave SW & SW Alaska, in the West Seattle Junction, 98116
Operating since 1999, with fresh foods from over 35 local growers and small family businesses, including a wide selection of fresh organic and traditional fruits, berries, and vegetables, starter plants, fresh cut flowers, herbs, fish, and organic meats. Also look for fresh baked goods, honey, eggs, nuts, fresh pasta.

Oyster Bill at the Ballard Sunday Market

"Oyster Bill" Whitbeck - photo courtesy of the Ballard Sunday Market


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