University District Farmers’ Market, Seattle

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The Spread: Seattle claimed the No. 1 spot for
farmers’ markets in our annual America’s Favorite Cities survey, so it’s no
surprise to find one of the country’s best single markets as well. On
Saturdays, 60-odd growers and procurers gather in the University Heights Community Center playground to sell their wares—which all come from within Washington State. Award-winning chefs like Maria Hines and Jerry Traunfeld (of Poppy) are often
seen stocking up here on seafood like Alaskan spot prawns and tiny Pacific
oysters; cuts of heavily marbled Mangalitsa pork; and foraged edible plants
from the state’s deep, wet forests—including fiddlehead ferns, stinging
nettles, and morels.

Most Unusual
Find:
Ozette
potatoes—thin-skinned, lumpy fingerlings that were cultivated by Makah Pacific
Coast Native Americans 200 years ago—from Full Circle Farm in nearby Carnation.

America's Best Farmers' Markets

University District Farmers’ Market, Seattle

The Spread: Seattle claimed the No. 1 spot for
farmers’ markets in our annual America’s Favorite Cities survey, so it’s no
surprise to find one of the country’s best single markets as well. On
Saturdays, 60-odd growers and procurers gather in the University Heights Community Center playground to sell their wares—which all come from within Washington State. Award-winning chefs like Maria Hines and Jerry Traunfeld (of Poppy) are often
seen stocking up here on seafood like Alaskan spot prawns and tiny Pacific
oysters; cuts of heavily marbled Mangalitsa pork; and foraged edible plants
from the state’s deep, wet forests—including fiddlehead ferns, stinging
nettles, and morels.

Most Unusual
Find:
Ozette
potatoes—thin-skinned, lumpy fingerlings that were cultivated by Makah Pacific
Coast Native Americans 200 years ago—from Full Circle Farm in nearby Carnation.

Courtesy of the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance [1] [1] http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org

America's Best Farmers' Markets

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