Everett Farmers Market Gets Top 10 National Recognition

July 29, 2015

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Visit the award winning Everett Farmers Market.

Folks around here have known it for years but now the nation is starting to see what a treat we have right here. The Everett Farmers Market has been recognized as one of the top-10 community-oriented markets in the U.S. by BetterDoctor, an online consumer health site.Criteria included accepting WIC credits, SNAP dollars, providing fresh foods to older lower income populations, and contributing a strong cultural value by showcasing local artists and artisans.

Everett ranked #7 in the nation for having a great community oriented farmer’s market.
Top Cities include:
  1. Worcester, Massachusetts
  2. Lansing, Michigan
  3. Berkeley, California
  4. Rochester, New York
  5. Columbia, South Carolina
  6. Tacoma, Washington
  7. Everett, Washington
  8. Green Bay, Wisconsin
  9. Portland, Oregon
  10. Cleveland, Ohio
Trends and Takeaways
  • 80% of the top 25 cities are in traditionally “blue” states
  • Cities in coastal states fared better than cities in the middle of America
  • The number of farmers markets has quadrupled since 1994
  • More than 2,000 new farmers markets have popped up since 2010

You can read the full study here: http://bit.ly/1JQdr9t

You can learn more about the Everett Farmers Market on their website here.


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2 Responses to “Everett Farmers Market Gets Top 10 National Recognition”

  1. Why Is Market Delayed Says:

    Why is Pagoda Village Delayed? Also known as Potala Farmers Market. Why Delayed?

    First let me say this is great news about Everett’s Farmers Market. I have never figured out how Pagoda Village, or Potala Farmers Market felt they could complete with this success.

    But I’ve been watching the promises made for Lobsang Dargey’s project and whether the promises made ever come true.

    I watched as it was promised that it would be “owned and operated” by Snohomish County farmers. And saw the prospectus showing that it would open in 2014. Neither of these appear to have happened.

    Rather than being owned and operated by farmers, it now appears to be one more virgin “experiment” by Lobsang Dargey.

    Rather than opening in summer of 2014, I think the press release in April 2015 said it was just about to open. Nope. Then I saw it was supposed to open in July of 2015. Just yesterday I noted that it is now claiming a November 2015 opening.

    As far as vendors, it sounded like there were going to be lots of them, but now maybe only 12? And I’ve only seen claim of a butcher and possibly someone getting into the bakery business. Where’s the “Farmers” in Farmers Market?

    • Ian Says:

      Dargey has been the center of some attention lately involving potential fraud and frivolously spending investor money…