Lake City Farmers Market opens Thursday, June 12

(LCL photo)

Get ready for lots of the above each Thursday. (LCL photo)

Thursday afternoon the colors, smells, tastes and fun of the Lake City Farmers Market will return to northeast Seattle for another season. The market runs each Thursday from 3-7 pm.

The annual market brings a selection of local vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, flowers, eggs, berries, baked goods and hot ready-to-eat food to the heart of Lake City.

Earlier this year it was reported that the market was at risk because of attendance and sluggish sales. If both do not increase, the market may relocate in 2015.

However, the farmers market is regularly praised for its location and strong sense of community it brings to the neighborhood. It was also named last week by ParentMap Magazine as one of the best local markets to bring kids to. From ParentMap:

It’s low-key enough that you can wander without losing your kids. Just up the steps from the market you’ll find a park with a small play area and grassy lawns; a perfect place to picnic on market-fresh goodies while your kids climb. There’s usually a smoothie seller that offers the option to pedal your way to deliciousness.

Opening Day activities for the 2014 season will include music from Bonnie Birch (4-6 pm), Spanish and English story telling from the Library (5:30- 6:30 pm), kids craft projects with librarian Nancy, Elliott Bay Brewing Co. with beer tasting and growler sales.

New vendors for the 2014 market include:

  • Family Pepper & Produce – produce from Eastern WA
  • Fish Basket N.W. – Fish N Chips!
  • Terra Fleur Mushrooms – cultivated mushrooms
  • Tribal Taste Afghan Delicious – authentic Afghan cuisine
  • 314 Pies – British-inspired savory pies
  • Britt’s Pickles – pickled and fermented foods
  • Poke’ to the Max – Hawaiian food truck

So why not pack your picnic supplies and head over to the market for your Thursday dinner?

You can follow the Lake City Farmers Market on Facebook by going here.