The much-loved Lake City Farmers Market will be back, starting on June 11th. The market runs every Thursday through October 1st, from 3-7 pm.
The market welcomes back many of their farmers and food artisans – and a few new vendors for 2015. New vendors include:
- Deiros Artisan Chocolate
- Fresh & Wild Seafood (starting mid-August)
- Jikoni (authentic West African Food)
- Lowercase Brewing, Mariposa Farm, White Heron Wine
- Mt. Baker Berry Farm
- Napkin Friends (Latke press sandwiches – food truck on rotating schedule)
- Yellow Belly Farm (honey)
On opening day market visitors will find sweet, luscious strawberries, cherries, crisp fresh lettuces, beautiful heads of broccoli, crunchy carrots, and dozens of other vegetables. Kittitas Valley Greenhouse will have ripe heirloom tomatoes, and there will be plenty of fresh basil on the farm tables.
The market is also hosting a full schedule of fun events for kids and grown-ups, including a free cooking class with chef/author Amy Pennington on June 18, the Cherry Pit Spit Contest on July 2, and the Zucchini 500 car races on Sept 3. You can find events calendars and farmer/vendor lists on the market’s website here.
Bring your business cards and your smile. The event is free.
2701 NE 127th
April 30, 2015 5PM-7PM
Saturday, April 25 9AM-5PM
A Very Vintage Market
If you haven’t been before…get in here! Beautiful items for sale at great prices.
Sunday, April 26 2015 10AM-4PM
Yo Mama’s Records
Recorded music since the beginning…Buy, Sell, Trade
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Avenue NE
Next to the Lake City Library
Lake City Future First will host a “Community Conversation” on April 29 at the Community Center. The meeting will tackle the topic of urban design. From a flyer for the event (embedded below):
Talk with your neighbors and Lake City business owners over delicious food
Lake City Future First heard from the community and from your input we have our Strategic Plan to share with you
Share your thoughts about the draft vision for the urban design of Lake City
Volunteer sign-up for Lake City Future First projects in the Strategic Plan
Did we mention free food and entertainment? Find out more at lakecityfuturefirst.org
April 8 9:30 AM Chamber 101
Chamber orientation for prospective, new and current Members of the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce (NSCC)
April 9 12PM-1PM NSCC Lunch & Learn
New, monthly speakers event scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of the month. Our April Featured Speaker is Darryll Russell, The Russell Group, on a new Chamber benefit: 5 hours of free coaching!
April 11 9AM-3PM Lake City Flea Market
Old, new, recycled goods. It’s a great haunt on a Saturday!
April 19 8AM-2PM Toy Show
It’s a buy-sell-trade show! Free admission.
April 25 9AM-5PM A Very Vintage Market
A shabby chic flea market. If you haven’t been, stop by. Admission is free.
April 26 10AM-4PM Yo Mama’s Records
Recorded music since the start of time. Teach your kids about vinyl, 8 tracks, etc. and see other music memorabilia. Free admission.
March 14, 9AM-3PM Lake City Lions Flea Market
Always a fun hunt! Old, new…COOL! Admission is free.
March 28 9AM-5PM A Very Vintage Market
Shabby Chic at it’s finest. Very Vintage is a beautiful market of renewed and revitalized items from our past. Don’t miss it!
SalmonFest Seattle Scheduled One Week Later This Year
This years event will be held on the 2nd weekend in August, kicking off with the Salmon Bake on Friday, August 7 (it runs all weekend) joined by the Community Street Festival Saturday and Sunday August 8-9. Vendors, Kid’s Activities, Beer Garden, LIve Music, and Car Show!
New this year is the Emerging Artisans Market. Emerging Artisans are those who are taking their hobby and turning it into a business, or have been selling their own, handmade items for less than a year. Please contact us for details, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendor Applications are being accepted now for SalmonFest Seattle 2015! Sign up online at www.salmonfestseattle.com.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Council members and officials from the Seattle Police Department and Department of Transportation announced “Vision Zero Seattle” during an event outside of the Lake City Library on Thursday afternoon.
Vision Zero Seattle is a program with the aim of ending traffic deaths and injuries in Seattle.
From the Mayor’s office:
While Seattle is consistently recognized as one of the safest cities in the country, more than 10,000 traffic collisions occur each year. In 2014, 3,449 injury collisions were reported to the Seattle Police Department. Fifteen people died in traffic crashes, including five who were walking or riding a bike.
At the core of Vision Zero is the belief that death and injury on city streets is preventable. The Vision Zero approach emphasizes smarter street designs – forgiving streets that account for human error. When paired with targeted education and enforcement, the effort will save lives.
The effort will include:
- Reduce the speed limit in the downtown core to 25 mph by the end of 2015.
- Improve safety at 10 high-crash intersections downtown by eliminating turns on red lights, installing leading pedestrian intervals to give walkers a head start, eliminating dual turn lanes and other engineering improvements.
- Install 20 mph zones on residential streets in up to ten areas near parks and schools with documented collision histories.
- Enhance safety on arterials — like Rainier Avenue S, 35th Avenue SW, Fauntleroy Way SW and 5th Avenue NE where 90 percent of serious and fatal collisions occur — by installing speed reductions, radar speed signs and enhanced street designs.
- Add twelve new school zone safety cameras in six school zones to improve safety for kids as they make their way to and from school.
- Add seven miles of protected bike lanes, more than 40 crossing improvements and 14 blocks of new sidewalk to make travel safer across all modes.
- Conduct targeted enforcement throughout the city for school, pedestrian and bike safety, along with enhanced DUI enforcement.
- SDOT and SPD will work together to educate people in advance of these patrols, so everyone will expect enforcement and better understand the rules of the road.
The Seattle Bike Blog reports that this is the second time City of Seattle leaders have gathered press for an announcement to end traffic injuries and deaths. The previous plan announced, the Road Safety Action Plan, had a similar goal. From the Seattle Bike Blog:
Since that plan, the city has launched a brilliant and successful school zone speed camera program, which slows down traffic and helps to fund safety projects like Safe Routes to School. The city also crafted a new Bicycle Master Plan.
But more must be done. Will the new Vision Zero plan be bolder? Will there be serious funding? Stay tuned for details.