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Today’s lineup at the Queen Anne Farmers Market

July 24th, 2014 by Laura

2014PosterQAFMEDIT: I spoke/wrote too soon… it’s raining. But, it’s not pouring and the Queen Anne Farmers Market goes on, rain or shine! Plus, and update to the live music – rather fittingly, Right as Rain is performing from 5pm-7pm.

It may still be grey outside, but it’s not raining – so head over to Crockett St for the Queen Anne Farmers Market! Here’s today’s lineup, courtesy of the QAFM:

Live Music, Picnic Lawn
3:00-4:30 – Seattle Suzuki Cello: Peter Williams & his talented cello students perform their favorite music.

5:00-7:00 – Right as Rain: Band that features two Queen Anne residents!

Event Tent: Michael Gifford, How to Cook a Wolf
5:30pm - We’re so fortunate in Seattle to have such a rich food & wine culture. Among the restaurants putting the city on the map is How to Cook A Wolf. Please join Chef, Michael Gifford, for a great cooking demonstration that will elevate your experience with fresh market produce.

Featured Winery: Lopez Island Winery
Rotating Food Trucks: BunsHow Pickle Got Out of a Jam, Anchorhead Coffee

All regular vendors will be at the market as well, get out and enjoy the cooler weather before we rise back into the 80s!

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Today’s lineup at the Queen Anne Farmers Market

July 17th, 2014 by Laura

2014PosterQAFMIt’s market day! The Queen Anne Farmers Market promises all the usual great eats, fruits/veggies, music, and more today.

Plus, you can help out the market by purchasing a leaf, a bird, a heart or a wise owl for the Big Tree. The fundraising effort demonstrates the community support behind the market! Plus, t-shirts, posters, and totes are available at the Information Tent, with all proceeds benefitting the market.

Here’s today’s line-up to help plan your trip to the market:

Kid’s Story Time

4pm-5pm: Join us for some farmers market-themed stories for the littles followed by an open hour of art creations for kids of all ages. A delightful way for kids to participate in their community market.

Live Music On the Picnic Lawn
3:00-4:30pm: David Guilbault: Seattle-based singer-songwriter David Guilbault performs soulful music to get your market day started off beautifully.

5:00-7:00pm: Phil Hansen: Continue your afternoon on the lawn with the rag-time blues music of Phil Hansen.

The list of regular vendors is available online, and in addition to featured winery Wilridge Winery, the regular food trucks will be joined by rotating trucks My Sweet Lil Cakes and Fish Basket.

Get out and enjoy the market today, along with some cooler summer weather!

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Today’s lineup at the Queen Anne Farmers Market

July 10th, 2014 by Laura

2014PosterQAFMIt’s Thursday and it’s summer – that means the Queen Anne Farmers Market. The skies will be sunny, the temps warm, the market hopping!

Here’s today’s line-up to help plan your trip to the market:

Kid’s Story Time
4pm-5pm: Join us for some farmers market-themed stories for the littles followed by an open hour of art creations for kids of all ages. A delightful way for kids to participate in their community market.

Live Music On the Picnic Lawn
5pm-7pm: Sunday Speedtrap -  a QAFM favorite to rock your picnic lawn noshing!

Information Tent
We have bushels of fresh market tees, tote bags & posters. All proceeds benefit QAFM!

The list of regular vendors is available online, and in addition to featured winery White Heron Cellars, the regular food trucks will be joined by rotating trucks How Pickle Got Out of a Jam, Fish Basket, and Anchorhead Coffee.

Get out and enjoy the market tomorrow!

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Get ready for the 4th at the Queen Anne Farmers Market

July 3rd, 2014 by Laura

2014PosterQAFMIt may be the calm before the storm that brings fireworks and celebrations, but that doesn’t mean the Queen Anne Farmers Market is taking a break. The market will be open today 3-7:30pm so you can pick up fresh ingredients for your 4th of July picnics, BBQs, and more.

Here’s today’s schedule of events and rotating food trucks, courtesy of the QAFM:

Live Music on the Picnic Lawn
5:00-7:00pm: Space Station 206, a Queen Anne-based DJ group. They regularly spin at Targy’s Tavern and have rocked New Year’s Eve there the past few years. At QAFM they’ll be playing “really really smooth music (aka Yacht Rock).”  So if you like Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Toto, and Kenny Loggins, your ship has come in!

Information Tent
We have bushels of fresh market tees, tote bags & posters. All proceeds benefit QAFM.

Featured Winery: Stomani Cellars
Featured Food Trucks:  Grilled Cheese Experience & Off the Rez

Happy market day!

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Today’s Queen Anne Farmers Day lineup and Taylor Shellfish fundraiser

June 26th, 2014 by Laura

Yay for Thursdays during the summer! The Queen Anne Farmers Market continues to provide a great community gathering spot where neighbors can grab a snack, dinner, fruits, veggies, flowers, and more.

QAFM Taylor ShellfishHow can you help our independent QAFM? The Information Tent is stocked with t-shirts and totes, with proceeds going directly to the market. Plus, this year there’s a special event with ticket sales benefitting QAFM.

Sip & Shuck is Sunday, July 20th at Taylor Shellfish on Lower Queen Anne. The event pairs fresh Taylor Shellfish oysters with the 2014 Queen Anne Farmers Market Rosé, produced by Canlis. Tickets are $95 each, available at the QAFM Information Tent or online.

Here’s today’s schedule of events and rotating food trucks:

Live Music
5pm: Clallum County Band – Family-friendly folk, perfect for a summer picnic.

Market Events
5:30pm: Amy Pennington – Cook, author, urban gardener, shares her tips for making the most of your market-fresh veggies.

Featured Winery:  Cinq Cellars
Featured Food Trucks:  How Pickle Got Out of a Jam, Buns, Anchorhead Coffee

Happy market day!

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Today’s Queen Anne Farmers Market lineup

June 19th, 2014 by Laura

2014PosterQAFMIt’s shaping up to be a beautiful day, the sun is out and the Queen Anne Farmers Market will be setting up shop at Queen Anne Ave N and Crockett St at 3pm today.

Here’s the rundown of the special events and rotating vendors for market day:

Live Music On the Picnic Lawn
5pm-7pm: PK Dwyer, a market favorite, cosmic American blues musician.

Event Tent
4pm – Brand Magic: A magic act for kids of all ages.
5:30pm – Cooking Demo with Sam Crannell, Llloyd Martin

Information Tent
Accepting donations for the victims of the SPU shooting
Selling QAFM t-shirts and posters

Rotating Vendors
Featured Winery: Wilridge Winery
Featured Food Trucks: The Grilled Cheese Experience & Fish Basket

Metropolitan Market will be on hand with their hand-pulled mozzarella, and all the regular vendors will be at the market today. Happy QAFM Day!

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Queen Anne Farmers Market is tomorrow; will take collections for SPU victims this week

June 11th, 2014 by Laura

Tomorrow is market day, and this week has the usual line-up of great produce, meals, music and more (schedule below). And, this week, the market will be hosting a special donation tent for victims of last week’s SPU shooting.

From the QAFM organizers:

“We are shocked and saddened by the tragedy that unfolded last week at Seattle Pacific University. Our hearts go out to those affected by this senseless act. We will be collecting donations at the Information Tent to be directed to the victims, through SPU. Please stop by and show your support. We are one community. Rain or Shine, There’s a Lot to Love!”

2014PosterQAFMIn addition to the opportunity to help out the SPU victims, you can also enjoy the QAFM, even though the weather is forecasted to be a bit gloomy. The market is open every Thursday, regardless of weather (remember last year’s opening day? It was cold and rainy and the market marched on).

Many QAFM vendors drive to Queen Anne from Eastern Washington, a long drive to get fresh produce to our neighborhood. And, according to QAFM, the vendors are promising a “bumper crop of fresh produce” this season. The hot spring weather has made for one of the earliest seasons for cherries and berries – an early start to summer!

And, here’s the line-up of activities for tomorrow’s market day:

Live Music, Sponsored by Axiom Build Design

  • 5pm: Tinker’s Dram: A contra and square dancing band, members have been playing in Seattle for years.

Event Tent, Sponsored by: Liz Petrillo Windermere Real Estate

*Note: Your Knife Sharpening Guy can sharpen knives, scissors and other tools while you shop the market. Service available all season.

The list of regular vendors is available online, and in addition to featured winery White Heron Cellars, the regular food trucks will be joined by rotating trucks How Pickle Got Out of a Jam, Buns, and Anchorhead Coffee.

Get out and enjoy the market tomorrow, don’t let a little rain stop you!

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Queen Anne Farmers Market kicks off the season on Thursday

June 4th, 2014 by Laura

2014PosterQAFMIt’s finally here, opening day of the Queen Anne Farmers Market! QAFM opens tomorrow, Thursday, June 5 and the season runs through October 16. Market hours are 3pm to 7:30pm, and the market will be at its usual spot at W Crockett and Queen Anne Ave N.

This year, QAFM features over 50 farms, artisan food vendors, and street food vendors. There are both regular food trucks – at the market every week – and rotating food trucks that change each week. This week, Stomani Cellars is the featured winery, and the rotating food trucks are The Grilled Cheese Experience and Off The Rez.

You can check out the full list of all the vendors online, and here’s the schedule of events for opening day:

Free Concerts:

  • 3:00-5:00pm: Patchy Sanders  from Ashland, OR. A seven-piece folk orchestra with “the kind of warm vibe that makes you feel like you’re part of a gypsy caravan,” says bandmate, Mason Jennings.
  • 5:00-7:00pm: The Ramblin’ Years Capital Hill’s own Alt-country, rhythm & blues & good old rock’n'roll band.

3rd Annual Radish Race

  • 4:00pm: Kids ages 5-13 compete in QAFM’s Annual Radish Race: Race down Produce Row while balancing a fresh radish on a very small spoon. Great prizes for winner and great fun for all!

QAFM Taste of Summer

  • 5:00-7:00pm: Stop by our event tent for complimentary samples of the market team’s favorite summer dishes, featuring fresh fruits & veggies from our local farms (while they last).

The weather forecast looks great, so plan on getting outside and to the market!

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Queen Anne Farmers Market unveils new 2014 poster

May 22nd, 2014 by Laura

Just two weeks from today is opening day at the Queen Anne Farmers Market! The QAFM team has been working diligently behind the scenes to bring the neighborhood the best farmers market possible – and they’ve just announced the new 2014 poster!

2014PosterQAFMJoe Wirtheim, the artist behind last year’s poster, is back again with a new image for the market. Joe is a Pacific Northwest artist, and his work has been on the cover of Organic Gardening Magazine, as well as featured in Martha Stewart Living Magazine.

With the new poster design, the QAFM “wanted to emphasize the market’s main mission and that is bringing Seattle together to build a better community. Joe’s call to action is for everyone to ‘dig into community’. We hope our customers are inspired by the message and come together for our community markets best season yet.”

As in the past, you can get your very own QAFM poster at the market info tent or at Queen Anne Frame. Each poster costs $15 with all proceeds benefitting QAFM.

And, now, the countdown to summer begins – mark your calendars for Thursday, June 5, opening day for QAFM!

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New Queen Anne Farmers Market Rose available now, just in time for our heat wave

May 14th, 2014 by Laura

QAFMRoseThe temps are supposed to hit 83 degrees both today and tomorrow, and if you like to kick back with a glass of wine, it’s definitely Rose weather. Before you imbibe, pick up a bottle of Queen Anne Farmers Market Rose, a limited edition wine that benefits the market.

Canlis produced and bottled the Walla Walla wine, the second year for the signature Rose. It’s $13.99 per bottle, and is available at Met Market on Lower Queen Anne or McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants on Upper Queen Anne.

According to Maria College, Co-founder and Executive Director, QAFM:

“We are so fortunate to be benefiting from the tradition of excellence that Canlis brings to everything they do. Not only have they produced a superb wine, but every sale is making QAFM stronger and better able to serve Queen Anne and the broader Seattle community.”

The Queen Anne Farmers Market opens its 2014 season on June 5th with market hours of 3pm to 7:30pm through October 16, 2014.  QAFM will be in its usual location at West Crockett St. and Queen Anne Ave N, and opening day is just a few weeks away!

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Queen Anne Farmers Market opens in just over two months

March 27th, 2014 by Laura

This morning, Summer felt ages away as I walked my dog in the kind of drizzle that soaks you from head to toe and seems to slant sideways from every direction. But, it’s Spring, and that means sunbreaks and looking forward to Summer – and the Queen Anne Farmers Market!

QAFM logoThe 2014 dates for QAFM are set: the market will be open from 3pm-7:30pm every Thursday, from June 5 through October 16. It’ll be at its usual spot, at Crockett St and Queen Anne Ave N, and will feature over 50 Washington farms, artisan food and street food vendors, live music, and cooking demonstrations.

QAFM’s goal for 2014 is “to continue building a dynamic community hub for our neighbors and greater Seattle.” Last year, Seattle Weekly named QAFM the best farmers market in Seattle – let’s all help that happen for 2014!

More info will follow in the coming weeks as the QAFM team works behind the scenes to get this season up and running. A new poster will be unveiled soon, as well as a 2014 QAFM Rose produced by Canlis (proceeds benefit QAFM, and last year’s Rose was tasty!) – stay tuned and think Summer!

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New hours for Queen Anne Farmers Market begin Thursday

September 18th, 2013 by Laura

QAFM 2013 Poster

New hours have a 7pm end

Heads up for those who arrive late to the Queen Anne Farmers Market – the summer hours of 3-7:30pm end tomorrow, Thursday, September 19th.

Per the QAFM, with the days getting shorter (and darker earlier), they’re starting the new fall hours of 3-7pm.

And, as a reminder, the QAFM season runs all the way through Halloween this year, allowing everyone to benefit from the fall growing season. Plus, the market will celebrate one of our neighborhood’s favorite holidays with a Halloween celebration!

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