Meet The Sponsor – Everett Farmers Market

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Farmers Market Everett

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The March Pop up will be at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

A scene from opening day last year. would like to welcome a new year-round sponsor. Everett Farmers Market. While the weekly Sunday season won’t start until Mother’s Day this year (May 14th), Pop-ups are now happening every month with the next set for Sunday March 12th at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

In February there were a few vendors outside but the majority inside filling the lobby, meeting room and upstairs areas. However, weather permitting, the Wetmore Plaza, adjacent to the EPAC will be full of vendors as well. You can click here for information on the March 12th event and a list of vendors.

This year the regular season runs Sundays from Mother’s Day through the end of October with an additional Fall Harvest Market date on Sunday November 19th. The Market will again be on Wetmore between Hewitt to the north and Pacific to the South.

A Holiday edition is expected in December and there after a two- year break, the Market at Everett Station is set to return every Wednesday from June 7th – August 6th between 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Vendor Applications for 2023 are being accepted and you can learn more here.

Everett Farmers Market has a rich history covering nearly three decades from its beginning in 1994 at a gravel lot that is now home to Lowe’s Hardware. It has moved multiple times over the years, to a few different locations around the Port of Everett and again this year in its current spot in the heart of downtown Everett, Washington.

The Everett Farmers Market began under the leadership of Marie Brayman. In June 2002 Inger and Tone Hutton became Market Masters and in January 2012 Karen Erickson and Gary Purves took over the Market operations after being involved in the Snohomish Farmers Market on various levels.

“We’ve been on the same page for years,” Gary Purves told me recently over a cup of coffee. “But we both have our own way of looking at how Farmers Markets should evolve.”

Gary says there have been lots of changes over the years, especially with Covid. “Many farmers decided to have Farm Stands at their properties and not travel to Markets in the cities,” he said. “The mix is changing with more home-based businesses and cottage kitchens and we work hard to have a good balance”

There is also a diversity in the types of offerings at Everett Farmers Market with products that are similar but different. “There are literally dozens of varieties of apples, pears, cherries and berries,” he said. “It’s our second full year of seafood, mushrooms have been a hit, garlic farmers are back and Cabrera Farms from Burlington has become an important anchor at the south end of the Market near Pacific.”

The Everett Farmers Market’s presence in downtown Everett also adds to the ability of the City to become a destination. As more events like Sorticulture, the 3 on 3 basketball tournament and the Cruzin to Colby event happen around downtown Everett the Market’s presence on Sundays helps attract promoters who want to add their events and create synergy.

The Farmers Market downtown also is a bit of an economic engine as it is one more amenity to attract developers who continue to plan more projects for the downtown Everett core.

The Everett Farmers Market prides itself on being a spot where the community comes together in a comfortable place. You can see where your food comes from and talk directly with the people who grow it. Meet the makers who hand craft products and can make you a custom order. Enjoy a hot fresh lunch and maybe try something you’ve never experienced before.

Click here to visit the Everett Farmers Market website and learn more about what’s to come in 2023.

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