May. 21, 2008 at 6:05pm

Farmers Market Opening Day Photos

Going into the second week ... here's what the first week looked like

Plenty of others have written about Opening Day of Tacoma Farmers Market on Broadway last Thursday. The weather was great, the vendors and crowds showed up, and I've heard they did about 25 percent more business than last year's Opening Day.

Flowers, produce, prepared foods galore, crafts, street musicians (some with love songs ... others with protest songs), a silent peace vigil, babies in old-time carriages, dogs on leashes, and a Pierce Transit bus. All that and sunshine, too!.

So, I'll leave further description to others. I'm just going to show you some pictures:

Here's Tacoma Mama making bubbles with the kids

Here's the view up Broadway from 11th Street:

Here's the Picasa album of all 35 pictures, taken by Michelle Regan, from last Thursday's Market

Less than half these pictures have been captioned, so visit again later for updates.

comments [6]  |  posted under Farmers Markets, Pictures, Tacoma, Tacoma Farmers Market


by Erik on 5/21/2008 @ 8:25pm
Nice post on Farmers Market. Great pictures.

by jenyum on 5/22/2008 @ 3:38pm
Thanks for posting those!

by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 5/22/2009 @ 11:36am
I just wanted to shared these 11 Pierce County farmers market's.

This is the first year for Steilacoom's Farmers Market. I'm excited for this one. Just down the street from me. Yahoo!

Enjoy and support your local businesses!

The Pierce County Council passed a resolution (R2009-60) recognizing the beginning of the Farmers Market season. Residents are encouraged to visit their neighborhood farmers market to support our local farmers and obtain locally grown produce and other farm products. Use the list below for a farmers market near you.


Key Peninsula
May 31 to Sept. 27 from Noon to 4 p.m.
15610 92nd St KPN (in Lakebay outside OíCallahanís Pub)

May 3 to Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pioneer Park (just off S Meridian between E Pioneer and 4th Ave SW)


June 2 to Sept. 29 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
6th Avenue (on North Pine Street between 6th and 7th)


Gig Harbor
June 3 to Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Downtown Gig Harbor (3207 Harborview Drive on the waterfront at Skansie Brothers Park)

June 24 to Aug. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Downtown Steilacoom (Multi-Purpose Courts on Lafayette Street)


Tacoma Broadway
May 21 to Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Downtown Tacoma (Broadway between 9th and 11th)


April 4 to Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Proctor (North 27th and Proctor St)

Sunrise Village South Hill
May 30 to Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
South Hill (Meridian East @ 156th)

Gig Harbor
Apr. 4 to Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Kimball Drive (Park N Ride)

May 2 to Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Downtown (Pioneer Park Pavilion)

July 11 to Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Orting North Park

by fredo on 5/23/2009 @ 7:15am
We love to support all the farmer's markets but there is an issue at most of them. There's quite an abundance of unmuzzled dogs and some are quite aggressive. These are events that are intended to benefit the citizens and local producers, not people who feel the need to show off their dogs.

by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 5/23/2009 @ 9:05am
Last year I witnessed a dog fight at the 6th ave market. It was pretty scary. One was a big dog and the other was a little one. People had to scatter to avoid it. Then at the Tacoma Broadway Market a little girl who was going to pet a poodle and the owner had to superfast tell her to stop cause she might bite her. The parent said thank you then proceeded to tell the owner to put a muzzle on her dog if she knows her dog can bite others. The owner then got an attitude.

by NineInchNachos on 5/23/2009 @ 10:11am
when I was at owens beach once a man was displaying a large blue parrot to the delight of small children. When I asked the man if I could feed the parrot a grape from my mouth to impress my then girlfriend, the man said the parrot's beak is strong enough to break open a walnut shell which has the same strength as the skull of a small mammal and that I shouldn't offer my face to the bird as a 'food target' I got an attitude and accused him of trying to sabotage my relationship. Luckily we were able to find a wild parrot in the forest and now I'm married to my life partner: Ms. Darcy. I guess you could say things worked out for us in the end.


Don Izenman ... retired mailman ... occasional musician ... proud father ... happily married (this time for sure!) ... contented non-driver ... interested in all things local and all things Tacoma. Oh yeah ... food, beer, and wine!

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