Seattle Residential: I Do That: University District Farmers’ Market Seattle

University District Farmers’ Market Seattle

University District Farmers’ Market Seattle

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What one might find at the University District Farmers' Market in April.


It was sunny this morning and before we noticed the frost on neighborhood roofs, we had decided to head for the University District Farmers’ Market. It’s only about eight blocks from our house in Ravenna Park and we thought it would be nice to know what the farmers were up to in April. This market is open year around but we hadn’t been for a while.

So we grabbed a couple of reusable grocery bags and I grabbed my gloves.  We got to the corner of 50th and University Ave NE at about 9:30 and found the market rocking. I was surprised at the variety of things that could be had so early in the year.

Tulips    potatoes

The University District Farmers’ Market usually has a lot of flowers, and no surprise, tulips were in abundance this week. April is the month of the Skagit Valley’s Tulip Festival and many of the farmers at this market are located there.  Another booth had nothing but organic potatoes. We bought a few to eat and a variety to cut up and use for seed. I like to plant about 24 sq ft of potatoes each spring just to see what we get.

Pies and Bread   Pizza Oven

We were tempted by this pies and bread booth but held off and also by this wood-fired pizza operation. Mmmmm! But it was still before 10:00 AM so we declined again.

Right next to this Oyster bed a farmer was cooking up some breakfast sausage and we opted for a pound of that. The samples were mighty tasty.

Oysters   Nettle Honey

Two-fifths of the group Nettle Honey was playing some of their original compositions and I picked up one of the CDs they were selling while we waited for a raspberry crepe to be made especially for us.

What else was at the University Farmer’s Market? Well, they had chicken eggs, duck eggs, apple cider, many varieties of cheese, organically raised beef and pork, smoked salmon, frozen salmon, tuna jerky,  fresh made soup by the quart or the cup, plants, starts sets, and many root vegetables. With a little warmer weather we hope to see some local strawberries soon.

All in all, it was a great morning in the University District at the farmers’ market. If you would like to know more about real estate opportunities in the U District, or the surrounding communities of Ravenna, Roosevelt, Bryant, Wallingford and Green Lake, please contact me. This has been my stomping grounds for over 20 years and I’d love to show you around.  






Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 0 commentsGlenn Roberts • April 10 2010 06:08PM