{Local} Tri-Cities Farmer’s Markets opening soon

by Melody on May 2, 2012

I LOVE taking my kids to the farmer’s market.  It is so much fun to just walk around, check out all the delicious produce, listen to music and chat with the local farmers.  It’s such an easy way to supplement the produce we get from our CSA program and our little backyard garden.  I’m thrilled that we have such great options available to us in the Tri-Cities!

The Market at the Parkway in Richland

The Market at the Parkway opened Friday June 1st at 9 AM.

The farmer’s market is located in the Parkway between Jadwin and George Washington Way in Richland.  It is open every Friday through October 26th from 9 AM to 1 PM.  They have TONS of fresh produce from local farmer’s, local vendors that offer beef, flowers, specialty foods and more and live music.

For additional information, check out their website here.

Pasco Farmer’s Market

The Pasco Farmer’s Market opened Saturday, May 5th, at 8 AM.

They are located in downtown Pasco on the corner of South 4th Avenue and West Columbia.  They are open every Wednesday from 8 AM to 12 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM to 1 PM.  Not only do they have fresh local produce, but they offer locally-raised beef, poultry, cheeses, honey, wine and much more.  They also offer live music, for details check out the Events tab on their website here.

This was one of our favorite ways to spend our Wednesday mornings last year.  They are in a covered pavilion, which is fantastic for rainy days or days that are super hot.  The vendors are wonderful and were always giving my boys a piece of fresh fruit to try, we never left empty-handed.

Kennewick/Southridge Farmer’s Market

The Southridge Farmer’s Market opens Thursday June 7th at 4 PM.

They are located in the Southridge Village on the corner of Highway 395 and Hildebrand.  They are open every Thursday from 4 PM to 8 PM through October 25th.

In addition to fresh local produce, they offer beef, chicken, eggs, baked goods and more.

These are just the farmer’s markets in our area that I know about.  Check out the Tri-City Herald for a fantastic round-up of Eastern WA, Southeast WA and Northeast Oregon farmer’s markets.  Please feel free to leave a comment with additional information.  I’d love to hear your experience with the various markets as well.

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Angela May 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I’m looking forward to the Richland market opening. We go as many Fridays as possible.
If your looking for more local, especially during the winter months check out The Hub at http://shopthenorthwest.com/home.php

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