Farmers Market

Welcome to the Official Webpage of the Steilacoom Farmers' Market
Eat Fresh * Buy Local * Sustain Community
Happy New Year!  

The chilly mornings of Winter don’t stop us from thinking about what we want to plant and eat this Spring!  The Steilacoom Farmers’ Market will re-open on Wednesday - June 14, from 3pm to 7pm.  Our farmers and local producers work all year ‘round to bring us the best of the season so stay tuned for highlights in the coming months. 

The 2017 new vendor application and market guidelines will be posted online on January 19th for new entrepreneurs.  And, if you’re interested in participating as a Market Ambassador / Volunteer, that application will be available online, as well. 

*Remember that our Market accepts SNAP / EBT, WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers for fresh produce so help us spread the word about good nutrition, good community building, and FUN Market Wednesdays in Steilacoom!



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What a fantastic Farmers' Market season we had this year: 11 dedicated Volunteers, 2 hard-working Market Interns Janine Kelley (Pierce College) and Lacey Nicholson (Pacific Lutheran University), 55 awesome vendors, cooking demonstrations by Lakewood's Hunan Garden Restaurant and Center for Food Preservation Arts, berry tastings, family activities, Farmers' Market Week celebration, music by the Steilacoom High School Wind Ensemble, Steilacoom Summer Day Camp Flash Mob, Pierce Transit, WIC & EBT services, and generous support from our local Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom.  But our Market would not exist without YOU, our community.  THANK YOU for supporting local agriculture and investing your dollars here, in Pierce County.  

We welcome your participation to maintain continued variety and bright energy next June by applying to volunteer, and continue sharing @steilacoomfarmersmarket on Facebook to help us spread the word about our vibrant Market with your network.  The success of our Market can't happen without YOU! 

With gratitude
Maureen

August 10, 2016 Activities

Archive of activities from August 10, 2016 and the Vendor Spotlight.
2016 Vendors
 
We invite our Town's restaurants to shop at our Market and feature the fresh picks of the season on their menus, so reward them for buying local by dining at their establishments throughout the year and see how creative they can be!
 
*Our Market will be accepting WIC, Senior FMNP and EBT payments this season, too!!
 

Steilacoom High School Sentinals Pride!

 

SHS Brings Home 1st Place
The award-winning SHS Wind Ensemble will perform at the close of our Farmers' Market grand opening on June 1st at 6:30pm in Pioneer Orchard Park.  Bring your picnic blanket and share the Sentinals Pride!
 
 
*Note:  The Town of Steilacoom Music Concert series will officially begin on Wednesday, June 29th at Pioneer Orchard Park.


Cherrydale Primary celebrates Spring planting

New Steilacoom Farmers' Market logo by Chuck Mathias

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 Big "Shout Out" to Our Partners:



Buy Pierce County Fresh - Pierce County Conservation District
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Pierce County Agriculture
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WA State Farmers' Market Association
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Volunteers Needed

We’re inviting residents, schools, and community groups to participate with us as Market Ambassadors on Wednesday mornings, afternoons, or evenings. There will be lots of opportunities to have FUN, while contributing to our community by helping out at the Market. Complete the application on our website and contact our Market Coordinator at maureen.takaoka@ci.steilacoom.wa.us for details. We will contact you for our first Ambassador meeting in March.

USDA and US Chamber of Commerce Foundation sign a joint agreement to increase employment opportunities in agriculture for military veterans and their spouses.



This new partnership is intended to help military veterans, transitioning active duty personnel and their spouses/partners with training when entering the civilian workforce for careers in farming, ranching, or agriculture and food sectors. 

For more information on how USDA can help service people find a meaningful employment or career in agriculture Click Here



Promoting Pierce County's Farmers Markets



Huge thank you to Pierce Conservation District (PCD) and Puyallup Watershed Initiative (PWI) for supporting our local farmers markets! We are so proud to be a part of the Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant that was just announced by the USDA. Special shout out to Allan Warren and Christine Cooley of PCD and PWI for the writing and wrangling involved in this project!

Read More: 

USDA Awards $34.3 Million to Support Communities' Local Foods Infrastructure, Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables

Giving Farmers Markets a Boost
"We Support Pierce County Farmers"
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