Your Wallingford Farmers Market returns for the 2013 season in just hours! Here's another little teaser of some of the goodies you'll find on Opening Day. (Note: the What's Fresh Now! pages have already been updated for Opening Day.) This'll be short and sweet -- and savory -- with more news to follow shortly!
Let's start with the return of d:floured gluten-free bakery (formerly known as Dolce Lou). Their gluten-free baked goods are so good, everyone loves them, which makes it extra easy to buy for a mixed household. And finally, folks who must eat a gluten-free diet can enjoy baked goods as good as any in Seattle!
How's about some pickliciousness from Purdy Pickle? They make their wide selection of pickled goodness from local ingredients, many of which come from the farmers right here at your Wallingford Farmers Market! What summer picnic is complete with pickles, after all? And heck, that picnic sounds pretty good right here in Meridian Park during the Market!
New this year at your Wallingford Farmers Market is Rosecrest Farm. Rosecrest produces certified organic cows milk in Chehalis, and they make it into some wonderful Swiss styles of cheese. But they also contribute some of their cream to a small dairy farm cooperative called Farmers Cooperative Creamery in McMinnville, Oregon, and their cream, along with that of a few other organic dairy farms, is made into this certified organic butter, also available to you this season at your Wallingford Farmers Market!
When the rain stops, and your lawn dries out, it's gonna be looooong. You will need a really sharp reel mower to get through it. Lucky for you, you can have your reel mower hand-sharpened by Your Knife Sharpening Guy while you shop tomorrow at your Wallingford Farmers Market! Bring your kitchen knives and garden tools, too!
Another farm joining your Wallingford Farmers Market this season is Children's Garden from Fall City. This Hmong-owned farm has been a staple of our Ballard Farmers Market for years. Located on more than 200 acres in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley, it is the first Hmong-owned farmland in the valley. And the Cha family that owns it plays a key role in helping to educate other Hmong farmers and preserving and growing culturally-specific crops of import to Southeast Asians. Children's Gardens currently has these garlic chives (left) and chives (above), as well as spearmint, rosemary and other herbs, kale, collard greens, green onions, and more!
See you tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29th at 3:30 p.m. at Meridian Park, at the corner of N 50th Street and Meridian Avenue N. (Chefs welcome at 3 p.m.)