Jul. 15, 2008 at 9:57am

See you at the 6th Ave Farmers Market!

Come get fresh at the market!

3:30 to 7:30

600 block of North Pine (beside Masa and in front of E-9)

Music by Starstruck

The market is going to be great today. Some of our great vendors and community booths will be:

Nash's Organic Produce

The Health Connection

Fox Island Lavender

Brady's Oysters, Inc.

Estrella Family Creamery

Xee Yang Garden

Terry's Berries, LLC

Wilcox Family Farm

Barrel 51

Bee Lady

Blue Rose Dairy

Sound Bites Sauce & Spread Co

Rhododendron Garden

Organic Dog Treat Bakery

Evensong, A Garden Place

6th Ave Business Dist

Down to Earth Gadgets & Gizmos

Martin Family Orchards

Raft Island Roses

YMCA Friends and Servants

Mee Garden

Hayton Farm

Cheryl the Pig Lady

Sea Breeze Farm

Vue Meng Farm

L' Arche Farm & Gardens

Cottage Gardens

Suburban Mystic

Giltner's Greenhouse

Stokesberry Sustainable Farms

Toboton Creek Farm

Full Circle Farm

Food Coop

My Newt Do-nuts (shaved ice only today)


Shinypretty & Sydney England Jewelry

Duris Cucumber Farms

Alvarez Farms

Collins Family Exotic Fruits

Gateway to India

Bombay Bistro


Tacoma Mama

I wish I could write all about it, but duty calls. Not enough hours in the day lately.

comments [11]  |  posted under Farmers Market, Tacoma


by KevinFreitas on 7/15/2008 @ 10:22am
Can't wait! I'll stop by on my way home. Congrats!

by Erik on 7/15/2008 @ 10:38am
Nice. I will have to check out the finished painted intersection as well.

by Ann on 7/15/2008 @ 4:11pm
Market was hopping! So sad I couldn't spend more time there -- would have loved to hear more of the music entertainment. Don't think I'd have the guts to perform in public at their age -- they rocked!

Congrats Heather -- you put on a great show. Can't wait till next week!

by Angela Jossy on 7/15/2008 @ 4:49pm
The all-girl band that played the market kick-off was called Starstruck and they are seriously good - especially given their tender ages. They play quite a few 80s covers which I particularly enjoy.

by Erik on 7/15/2008 @ 5:54pm
The 6th Avenue Market is really working well. A ton fo great vendors and patrons. Exceeds expectations.

Congrats to all involved.

More pictures at


by izenmania on 7/15/2008 @ 7:12pm
That guy in the market staff vest looks oddly familiar...

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 7/15/2008 @ 10:24pm
Nice touch having the Oyster people under the Shucks sign.

by Erik on 7/15/2008 @ 11:44pm
Its nice to see something in Tacoma actually work as intended.

That guy in the market staff vest looks oddly familiar...

He's everywhere. The downtown Farmers Market people apparently infiltrated the 6th Avenue market.

by AngelaJossy on 7/16/2008 @ 9:40am
Nice touch having the Oyster people under the Shucks sign.

That's hilarious! I wonder if that was done on purpose or if it was just one of those synchronicity things.

by droid116 on 7/16/2008 @ 9:46am
Stumbled onto this last night and it was very fun. The tweenie girl band were great. Sadly I only heard a couple of tunes before they went on break.

Once we had walked the market a couple of times we crossed the street to Asada. The polenta was incredible.

by Heather on 7/17/2008 @ 4:27am
The polenta at Asado IS incredible! I finished my night toting a huge truckload of supplies to storage and then returning to N. Pine to make sure everything looked okay. Then I relaxed with with some friends at Masa. We were served by the always lovely and attentive bartender Olivia in the downstairs bar. She is there every Tuesday night; it might become a tradition.

The oysters were under the Schucks sign only because that is a good spot in the shade where the oysters could stay cooler. I didn't even notice that I'd put them under the sign. That is pretty funny.


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