The mission of the Seattle Farmers Market Association, a registered Washington Non-Profit Corporation, is to provide fun and rewarding venues for Washington State’s small farms and artisans to bring their highest quality, locally-grown and crafted products to urban residents. Our goal is to help our vendors be successful. Our intention is to facilitate a mutually beneficial connection between our community’s residents and the individuals who steward our local farmland and providing a variety of our cultural arts.
Founded in 1990 at the Fremont Sunday Market, we were established as the first neighborhood farmers market in Seattle comprised only of Washington farmers since the 1950’s. Our purpose then, as now, is to bring the neighborhood together by creating a European-style local marketplace. In providing a regular event, where diverse people meet and develop positive relationships, we can contribute to building strong communities, and enhance the quality of life for everyone in our region.
We strive for a cooperative, respectful, family-friendly atmosphere that promotes beneficial interactions between our producers, our staff, and the community. Our method of management uses mutual respect as a basis for decisions, and expects the spirit of cooperation to dominate the implementation of our policies. Our commitment is to offer a place that our employees and vendors will earn a living wage while working to their highest potential. When we are successful at our work, our attending customers will perceive themselves as being inter-connected to the market and to the community as a whole. By offering the opportunity for all participants at the market to be partners in the stability and security of our farmlands and small businesses, we can create a more secure and healthy citizenry.
The nature of a Farmers Market lends itself to the old fashioned tradition of “going to market” and it provides a “town square” for local small farmers to sell their products, bringing rural and urban entrepreneurs together to round out the weekly experience of “market day.” With the committed efforts of our vendors and staff to maintain a consistently high quality event, with honest and transparent interactions with everyone we contact, and by strategic use of decorations, promotions, and signage, we can develop an exciting meeting place for neighbors in our City’s districts to meet, commune and enjoy the great bounty of our state.
The mission of the Seattle Farmers Market Association, a registered Washington Non-Profit Corporation, is to provide fun and rewarding venues for Washington State’s small farms and artisans to bring their highest quality, locally-grown…