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

by Melody on May 2, 2013

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 opens Friday June 7th 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 25th 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 opens Saturday, May 4th, 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 6th 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.

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

West Richland “Lucky Turtle” Farmer’s Market

The Lucky Turtle Farmer’s Market opens Wednesday June 5th at 4 PM.

They are located in the parking lot of the Sandberg Event Center on Van Giesen in West Richland.  They are open every Wednesday from 4 PM to 7 PM through October 2nd.

These are just the farmer’s markets in our area that I know about.  Check out localharvest.org for markets in your area.

For more ideas for saving money on fresh produce, read my post here.

Please feel free to leave a comment with additional information.  I’d love to hear your experience with the various markets as well.  What market is your favorite?

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