Boxes of fresh veggies, the smell of grilled food and the sound of buskers will once again take over the area around the Lake City Library and Albert Davis Park on Thursday with the return of the much-loved Lake City Farmers Market.
Opening day will feature LC librarian Nancy Pew reading children’s stories from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and fiddle and accordion music from “Valerie & Brad” from 4-6 p.m. Elliott Bay Brewing Co. will be serving free sliders during opening day.
This year the market will have some big changes. Below are some of the changes organizers of the 2013 market have on tap for this year. We are guessing that they are going to make our market even better and more popular.
This year the market will be larger, have longer days, and there will be more prepared food vendors, making grabbing a bite to eat while shopping even easier. Plus, Pedal Smoothies will offer their pedal-powered smoothie maker so you can blend up your favorite market ingredients.
The 2013 market will expand into Albert Davis Park and the area between the Neighborhood Service Center and Lake City Community Center. It will open at 2:30 on Thursdays and run until 7:30 p.m.
A kids’ activity tent is planned and will feature story telling. The music hours will also be expanded.
And perhaps best of all, some great new vendors at the market this season include:
- A Taste of Istanbul: humus, baba-ganoush, shawarma and gluten free falafel and more
- Golden Harvest Bee Ranch: Washington State honey
- Hedlin Farms: heirloom tomatoes and veggies from the fertile Skagit Valley
- The Keep It Real Food Co.: low-glycemic products containing only naturally healthy ingredients.
- Klickitat Canyon & Columbia Gorge Winery: a small, family-run winery that creates natural wines in the old world tradition. Processed entirely by hand.
- Pedal Smoothies: make a smoothie with fresh Farmers Market ingredients- human powered by bike!
- Streetzeria: with quality freshness, preparation and ingredients, Streetzeria loves to make people happy one pizza at a time
- Tabby Cat Pickling Company: organic pickled cukes, dilly beans, dilled carrots, sunchoke skordalia and more
- Teya’s Pastries and Cakes: delicious homemade cakes, cookies and pies
- Wilridge Winery: Founded in 1988 by husband and wife duo, Paul Beveridge and Lysle Wilhelmi, Wilridge Winery is the oldest continuously operated winery in Seattle.
We hope to see you out there tomorrow!
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