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Queen Anne Farmers Market is today: food, fun, and books!

July 16th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QAFM 2015 PosterIt’s Thursday, and in the summer, that means market day. The Queen Anne Farmers Market kicks off at 3pm today and runs until 7:30pm

In addition to the usual vendors, here’s the rundown of the rotating vendors you can find at QAFM today:

Wineries: Wilridge WineryPrecept Wine
Food Trucks: Kiss My Grits, Fish Basket, Grilled Cheese Experience
Artisans: Met Market, Luv Macarons, Bellflower Chocolate Co.

This week, the QAFM has donated booth space to the Seattle Public Library’s Queen Anne branch. The Queen Anne Library will set up shop at the Community Tent to feature summer reading materials for all ages. They’ll also host a fun science craft for children: make your own thaumatrope!

Get out and enjoy the market today!

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Canlis’ Queen Anne Farmers Market Rose is back

July 14th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Canlis 2015 wineSummer weather practically demands Rose, and Canlis is delivering again – and for some lucky Queen Anne residents, delivery could be done via Mark Canlis himself. The 2015 QAFM Rose is available for pre-orders, with all proceeds benefitting our very own Queen Anne Farmers Market!

For a select few Queen Anne residents who pre-order a case or more of the Canlis Kerloo Cellars Grenache Rose, Mark Canlis will deliver the order in person… perhaps in a little red wagon with kids in tow!

This is the third year that Canlis has supported QAFM. According to Maria College, QAFM Director and Board President: “We are extremely blessed to have such generous neighbors that really care and invest in the success of our non-profit, community farmers market. Our heartfelt thanks to Mark Canlis and the rest of the Canlis family for their ongoing support.”

We had the opportunity to ask some questions of Mark, before he heads out on a few special Queen Anne deliveries:

Why produce a wine that benefits the QAFM?
“My Grandfather lived here in the 50′s. This has been our neighborhood for three generations. We live here, work here, trick or treat here, go to school here, sled the counterbalance, drink our coffee, mail things from the dispatch and have eaten thousands of sausages from AJ’s. So when a farmer’s market opened up down the street, you can imagine we were hungry to support it.”

How did Canlis decide on the flavor profile of the Rose?
“We just love good rose. I don’t care if it’s rose hips and orange blossoms or peach skins and fraise du bois. Rose is rose: chillable, quaffable in big gulps, able to handle summer, late nights, early afternoons, smokey bbq’s, sprinklers, ice cubes, full moons, picknicks, whatever. Kerloo makes beautiful wine. We went down there as a staff, tasted through a bunch of barrels, and blended up a wine we all thought would pair with the season, with our big, lazy, scorchin’ summer lives. As it happens, this one is awfully good. But that’s a function of the winemaker and the soil more than us.”

Tell us more about the local Queen Anne wine deliveries via little red wagon
“There’s only 34 cases left. So we’ll deliver them all if need be. (But yes, Queen Anne only please. And only for full-case orders…which in our home, is just shy of three weeks worth :) This is our town, our community, our market, our wine. The kids and I are up for getting out and meeting the neighbors. Still, it’s a pretty big hill, so that red wagon may end up looking like my red pick up truck. But the spirit is just the same.”

You can order your case (or more) by contacting Canlis at 206-283-3313 or via email. You can also stop by the QAFM, McCarthy & Schiering, or Met Market (Uptown) for your QAFM Rose fix. The wine sells for $19 per bottle, with all proceeds benefitting our nonprofit farmers market.

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Today’s QAFM features the Seattle Reign and more

June 25th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QAFM 2015 PosterIt’s market day! Another beautiful summer day for the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market – stock up on treats before the weekend heat-wave. Plus, the Seattle Reign FC will be at the Event Tent, plus a chance to win a 4-pack of match tickets.

Here’s today’s schedule per the QAFM:

3:00 pm – Market Opens

Information Tent: 2015 posters and t-shirts are available for purchase

Community Tent: Queen Anne Days – register for the annual Fun Run, get a sneak peak at the fun planned for Familyfest, and help build the Queen Anne Days picture collage

4:00 pm – Seattle Reign FC

Share some Women’s World Cup fever with the pros. Find out more about the Reign’s Pro Experience girls’ camp, get the match schedule, and enter the raffle for free tickets, with all raffle proceeds benefitting QAFM

5:00 pm – Live Music: Cygne

Described as an “illuminating lyricist with soul to burn”. Last year her original fingerstyle blues and folk won her the title in the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Solo Competition, as well as Eddie Owen’s renowned Songwriter Shootout in Atlanta.  Please support the QAFM volunteer musicians with a generous tip!

Rotating Vendors:

Plan on shopping at the QAFM tonight, grabbing dinner to enjoy at the market or to take home, and enjoy the summery weather. QAFM opens at 3pm and runs until 7:30pm.

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Opening day for Queen Anne Farmers Market is tomorrow

June 3rd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QAFM 2015 PosterThis Thursday – yes, tomorrow – is opening day for the Queen Anne Farmers Market. You can check out the info on the new season here, and what follows is what’s on tap for the June 4th market:

3:00 pm – Market Opens
QAFM Opens for another great season of farms, artisan foods and fun!

4:00 pm – 3rd-Annual Radish Races!
For Big & Little Kids. Race with your radish across Produce Row for great prizes.

5:00 pm – Live Music: Right As Rain
Local band, Right as Rain, will get you dancing guaranteed!

In addition to the regular weekly vendors, QAFM also has a set of rotating vendors to allow more variety each week. Here are the featured vendors for opening day:

Wineries: White Heron Cellars and Robert Ramsay Cellars
Food Trucks: Fish Basket, Kiss My Grits, and The Grilled Cheese Experience
Artisans: Met Market (Fresh Mozzarella) and Bellflower Chocolate

QAFM runs from 3pm to 7:30pm. Get ready to kick off the new season tomorrow, Thursday, June 4th – happy market season!

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Queen Anne Farmers Market returns for a new season in just a couple of weeks

May 21st, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QAFM 2015 PosterTwo weeks from today is the 2015 kick-off for the Queen Anne Farmers Market! The QAFM returns on Thursday, June 4th and runs through October 15th, providing our neighborhood with food, fun, and music throughout the summer.

As always, opening day has special events for kids like the 3rd Annual Radish Race at 4pm, as well as a live band – Right as Rain – to entertain all market-goers at 5pm. The market opens at 3pm and closes up shop at 7:30pm, so start making your plans… shop for fresh produce, get dinner, and hang out with neighbors.

The QAFM vendor list is available online, where you’ll see some familiar names and new alike to help plan your visits. The new poster has been unveiled, and for the third year in a row, artist Joe Wirtheim captures the spirit of the market (posters will be available for purchase at the QAFM Information Tent).

Get ready to celebrate community at Seattle’s only independent, non-profit farmers market – our very own Queen Anne Farmers Market – all season-long, starting in just two weeks!

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Queen Anne Farmers Market winds down the season next week

October 9th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

2014PosterQAFMOctober brings many things to look forward to, as well as one sad goodbye to our Queen Anne Farmers Market. It’s been a great season of fresh fruit, vegetables, Market demos, and performances at the Queen Anne Farmers Market. But, all good things must come to an end, and the market wraps its 2014 season next week.

Fear not though, the Market will be open today, Thursday, October 9th and next Thursday, October 16th from 3pm to 7pm. Then, the Market and its vendors will take a break until next June.

As the last two Market days help close the season, the QAFM would like to remind residents of the following:

- CSA Delivery: Get fresh produce throughout the year via CSA box delivery for the winter months. If you’re unsure if your favorite vendor has a CSA, the Info Tent we will have a complete list available.

- QAFM T-Shirts: All market t-shirts (from $20 to $15) and sweatshirts (from $30 to $20) will be on sale today. Stop by the Info Tent to check out the QAFM swag and 100% of the proceeds go to support the non-profit, community-run market.

- Queen Anne Helpline Coat Drive: You can drop off gently-used or new coats this week or next at the Info Tent. Coats will help members of the community who need them for the upcoming winter months.

Plan to spend today and next Thursday getting your Queen Anne Farmers Market fix before the long winter break!

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Mayor Ed Murray to visit Queen Anne Farmers Market this Thursday

August 5th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

One thing’s for sure, the Queen Anne Farmers Market celebrates our community. This week, farmers markets across the country are being recognized with National Farmers Market Week, and ours is no exception. In fact, it’s going to be exceptional!

Mayor Ed Murray

Mayor Ed Murray, photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office

Mayor Ed Murray will be visiting the Queen Anne Farmers Market this Thursday in honor of National Farmers Market Week. It’s a great chance for the Mayor to see our market in action, and speak with residents about how important farmers markets are to building healthy, vibrant communities.

The Mayor is expected to speak at the Community Table at 5pm. He’ll also be taking a tour of the market and visiting the Big Tree fundraiser.

QAFM will have tasty samples, recipe cards to give away, live music, and a kid’s activity to go along with the celebration. You can check out the full schedule below:

2014PosterQAFMSample Fresh Farmers Market Recipes for Kids & Adults / Event Tent
4pm: Pick up recipe cards that celebrate National Farmers Market Week and check out samples of a tasty summer beet salad and a kid-friendly fruit fizz.

Special Market Visit by Mayor Ed Murray
5pm: See above!

Live Music: PK Dwyer
5-7pm: PK was the very first busker at the Pike Place Market, he’s a Seattle institution. He’s been entertaining audiences with his heartfelt  folk music for more than 30 years!

Featured Winery:  Stomani Cellars
Featured Food TrucksHow Pickle Got Out of a Jam, Buns, Anchorhead Coffee
Regular Vendors: click here

So, go along with your usual plans to shop at the QAFM this week, but make a special note to stop by the Community Table at 5pm to hear the Mayor and show our community’s support for the Queen Anne Farmers Market!

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Today’s lineup at the Queen Anne Farmers Market

July 24th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

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 Fonda

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 Fonda

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 Fonda

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 Fonda

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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