Updated May 8th, 2023
Edmonds Saturday Summer Market is a huge draw for restaurant chefs, home cooks, foodies, and just about everyone else wanting in on the diverse, fresh open-market scene… a bustling, lively destination unto itself on Saturdays May 6th through October 14th, 9am - 2pm.
You can plan entire menus around what's in season at market destinations everywhere.
The market — founded by the Edmonds Historical Museum in 1984 — carries just about everything your heart desires, made and grown in Washington. It averages between 90-95 vendors every week this season.
“All our vendors must grow or make their products themselves here in Washington,” according to market manager Christina Martin. “Also, all vendors — farmers, artists, processors — are independent, small, Washington family businesses.”
Fresh produce from family-owned Alvarez Organic Farm. Forever favorites like Pete’s Toffee and Deborah’s Pies. Jewel-toned, sun-kissed berries. Museum-quality, crystalline flowers, forever in bloom. Predatory Perennials’ real meat-eating plants (“Feed me, Seymour!”). Smoked salmon from Wilson Fish Markets. Bubba’s Salsa. Sky Valley eggs. Lopez Island Vineyards’ award-winning raspberry wine.
“Every farmers market reflects the community it serves. The Edmonds Museum Summer Market has evolved over the last 30 years to showcase the best of Washington, with an emphasis on local, Snohomish County-based businesses,” Martin explains. “Each vendor brings with them the pride and joy of presenting products either grown or made by themselves. We at the Edmonds Museum Summer Market endeavor to find the balance between providing Edmonds with a large, diverse farmers market, while keeping the atmosphere family-friendly and community-based.”
The summer market, which kicked off May 6th, runs every Saturday through Oct. 14 9am-2pm, in downtown Edmonds on 5th St. from the water fountain on Main St. all the way to Bell St. between 5th and 6th Ave. N. around Centennial Plaza.
"Though most of our vendors come every week, about 10-20 percent of the spaces are utilized by part-time vendors who may only come once or twice a season, or more."
The mostly volunteer market unveiled a new layout this season, spreading the vendors out on 5th Ave. to the sides of the street.
Vendors like Frog Song Farm, Martin Family Orchards, Alvarez Organic Farms, Collins Family Orchards, CA Brille handmade jewelry (“Jocelyn comes to market every week with her beautiful handmade jewelry. She has been with the market since it opened in 1984”), and Pete’s Perfect Toffee have served the community for 20 years or more.
"The market is a magical place that showcases what a wonderful community Edmonds is, while supporting small family farms."
If you're in town, make a day of it. Summer's waiting...
Images c/o Edmonds Museum Summer Market: millions of peaches, summer market crowd, enchanting lawn art, Lopez Island Vineyards & Winery, Collins Family Orchards, Bubba’s Salsa, Greenwood Cider Co., Vespucci Pizza, and Karmela Botanica.