Columbia City Farmer's Market: Eating Fresh & Buying Local

Tired of navigating through congested grocery store isles and waiting in line while that bottle of orange juice just won't scan? Looking for a way to eat fresh, save money and support your local economy? Then I have just the thing for you - and you won't have to go far to get there.

 

On Wednesday Steven and I headed to South Seattle for the opening day of the Columbia City Farmers Market. The CCFM is one of seven farmers markets in Seattle that makes up The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, an organization with the goal to support local farmers by providing them with a venue to sell their produce as well as to educate our communities about the benefits of buying local.

 

At the market you can find NW delicacies like fresh salmon, dandelions, wine, fresh baked bread, peppers, kambucha colonies and more. However, our favorite find of the day was a pair of fresh faces new here to the NW:

 

Heather and John at Neighborhood Farmers Market AllianceMeet Heather and John, two of Seattle's newest residents. Hailing all the way from Minnesota and South Carolina, they are each excited about their new homes in Columbia City.

 

'I love it here! Back in South Carolina you either live by the mountains or by the ocean, but here you get both,' said John.

 

If you want to learn more about the Columbia City Farmers Market or find a farmers market in your community, head over to http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/. And be sure to come out and support the Sounders this Saturday, May 1 as they take on the Columbus Crew. We'll see you there!

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