30th year: Summer Market begins May 6
More than 90 vendors from near and far
Last updated 5/8/2023 at 2:02pm
You no longer have to wonder if the popular farmers market is in town this weekend. Beginning Saturday and continuing through Oct. 14, the market will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This version, the Edmonds Museum Summer Market – filling up Fifth Avenue North and Bell Street – replaces the holiday and winter markets sponsored by the City of Edmonds.
Saturday's kickoff was formerly known as the museum's Garden Market, planned to be much smaller than the summer version. But the market's popularity – and the increasing number of vendors looking for a spot to set up – led to the decision to combine both markets.
So it's not summer yet. But the Summer Market is here, celebrating its 30th anniversary with more than 90 vendors each week.
Vendors come from all over Washington, with over two dozen based in or near Edmonds and others from as far as Concrete, Mabton, Olympia, and Selah.
This year, the market will return favorites including Frog Song Farm, Alvarez Organic Farm, Gypsy Rows, Martin Family Orchards, Collins Orchards, Hayton Berries, Our Family Farm, The Old Farmer, Flying Tomato Farm, P & V Garden, Pa Garden, Neng Garden, Teng Garden, Martiny Livestock, Sky Valley Family Farm, and Ramsden Mountain Beef.
Local processors include Pete's Perfect Toffee, Apple State Vinegar and Shrubs, Culture Shock Kombucha, JonBoy Caramels, Bubba's Salsa, Deborah's Homemade Pies, Annemarie's Cakes, The Cottage Community Bakery, Snohomish Bakery, Annemarie's Cakes, Everything Elderberry, Electric Habitat and Brines, Holmquist Hazelnuts, Mayco Land Coffee, La Pasta, 11 Olives, Wilson Fish, and St. Jude Tuna.
These are just a few of the many vendors, said market manager Martin, who will be on hand throughout the summer season, along with many local artists, crafters, and food vendors. The lineup of vendors changes from week to week.
The market will open with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony by the information booth near the museum.
Anticipated guests include Mayor Mike Nelson, councilmembers, members of the Edmonds-South Snohomish Historical Society board, market committee members, and others.
The Edmonds Daybreakers Club will share information on the Edmonds Jazz Connection. Members will be at the first three markets of the season.
On May 13, the market will host the annual Edmonds In Bloom Mother's Day Planting event at Centennial Plaza.
The Edmonds Museum Summer Market is run primarily by volunteers who help with traffic control before and after the market, as well as with setup and takedown every Saturday.
"Last year," said Martin, "we also introduced the volunteer position of market ambassador. These ambassadors help throughout the market day, answering questions and assisting vendors in need of a quick break."
Those interested in volunteering at the market can stop by the information booth.
Read the Beacon’s story on the 25th anniversary of the Summer Market: https://bit.ly/3VmgSlX