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2014 Pike Place Market Farmers Market Opens June 20 | 80+ Washington Farmers, Cooking Demos, FAQs

Pike Place Farmers Market
More than a 100 years old, the Pike Place Market is opening its summer Farmers Market on Friday, June 20. It’s grown considerably since those first 8 farmers set up shop in 1907; today there’s more than 80 Washington farmers selling throughout the year. Be sure to catch Chefs on the Cobblestones cooking demonstrations on Sundays all summer.

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From the website:
Pike Place Farmers MarketPike Place Market Farmers Market
June 20-September 28, 2014
Friday – Sunday | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Free
More info: pikeplacemarket.org

Pike Place Market
First Avenue and Pike Street.

Pike Place Market is home to Seattle’s first farmers market. Established in 1907 to provide a place for farmers and city folk to meet directly, the Market continues the “Meet the Producer” tradition with farmers selling their produce and value-added products at Market farm tables seven days a week, 362 days a year.

Today, more than 80 Washington farmers sell at the Market throughout the year and at the Market’s farmers markets, offering Seattle residents and visitors the freshest and highest quality seasonal abundance from their fields.

Chefs on the Cobblestones Cooking Demonstrations

Sundays, 12 and 2 pm at the intersection of Pike Place and Stewart St.

Have you bought eggplant, peas and beets but are not sure how to prepare them? Find tips, recipes and inspiration from celebrated Seattle chefs at our cooking demonstrations on Pike Place.

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Visitor FAQs

How do I get to the Market? Where is parking located?
The Market’s main entrance (home to the famous clock and sign reading Public Market Center) is at First and Pike in downtown Seattle. The Public Market parking garage is easy to locate at 1531 Western Ave. and offers some of the most affordable parking in downtown Seattle. Driving directions to the Market’s parking garage can be found here. Additional parking information is located here.

Where can I stay in or near the Market?
There are two lodging options within Pike Place Market historic district proper: Inn at the Market and Pension Nichols Bed & Breakfast. For other downtown lodging options, please see www.visitseattle.org.

Where can I park an RV in or close to Pike Place Market?
Our parking garage and parking lots cannot accommodate RVs. However, there is RV parking available on surface lots directly across from the Seattle Aquarium on the east side of the 1500 block of Alaskan Way. This is within easy walking distance of the Market.

Where can I drop-off a school or tour bus?
Unfortunately, in Pike Place Market proper, neither our parking garage nor our surface lots are large enough to accommodate school or tour busses. There is parking for busses nearby on city streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that they are located on city streets and are subject to City of Seattle parking regulations. Two drop-off spaces are located just behind and west of the Market in the 1600 block of Western Avenue. Busses can also park on the Seattle waterfront on Alaskan Way at piers 62/63. Both of these locations have signage indicating bus parking.

Do you provide lockers or storage for luggage or backpacks?
Pike Place Market is not able to offer any lockers or storage for luggage, backpacks, etc. If you are a cruise-line passenger or a guest in a local hotel, we suggest checking with concierge services on the ship or at your hotel, as storage is more than likely available there.

Do you rent wheelchairs or scooters?
Pike Place Market does not have the capacity to rent wheelchairs or scooters. Wheelchairs and scooters are available for rent from local businesses including the following:

Access Medical Equipment Information
7612 Aurora Avenue N., Seattle, Washington
206-365-7700
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Can I bring my dog to Pike Place Market?
Dogs or any other pets are not allowed inside Market buildings (with the exception of service animals).

Where is Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA) office located?
Pike Place Market PDA office is located at 85 Pike Street, Room 500 Seattle, WA 98101. The office is located just south of Don & Joe’s Meats down a cement staircase wedged between Mt. Townsend Creamery on the left and Market Spice on the right. Above the staircase is a neon sign that says “Market Office”. The closest major landmark to the staircase is Rachel the Pig, located directly under the clock and sign near First Street and Pike Place. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8am till 5pm.

How do I find my favorite Market business, craftsperson or merchant?
Please visit Pike Place Market’s shopping directory. Still need help? Please email info@pikeplacemarket.org for further assistance.

Can I rent a table to sell a product for just a day or two?
There are day tables for rent at Pike Place Market, but with stipulations. Theses tables or “Daystall” tables, as they are referred as, are specifically rented to permitted farmers who grow their own products and permitted craftspeople who make their own products (who are screened in and then must meet attendance requirements). Pike Place Market does not rent tables on a day-at-a-time basis.

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