“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” – Jessica Harrelson
Spring also adds many new and returning vendors, plus the opening of our Shemanski Park, King, Lents International, and Kenton farmers markets. Scroll down for dates and times.
For the first time, this season we will have ghee and saffron at market plus Myanmar and Kenyan cuisine, and so much more. Bring your reusable bag or basket, chat with your friendly food producers and shop the abundance of locally harvested and hand produced goods for your family.
Check out our blog post to read about all of our new vendors!
Seasonal Markets Open Soon!
Two neighborhood markets open this week and two more are coming your way in June. Our first seasonal market opening day is tomorrow!
The Shemanski Park Farmers Market will be Wednesdays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. starting May 1 and going through October 30 with the one day addition of the Shemanski Harvest Market on November 27.
The King Farmers Market will be Sundays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. starting May 5 and going through November 24.
The Kenton Farmers Market will be Wednesdays from 3–7 p.m. starting June 5 and going through September 25.
Kids Cook at the Market
Kids Cook at the Market celebrates 18 seasons! This year Kids Cook returns to King Farmers Market with six classes and debuts eight classes at Lents International Farmers Market.
Enroll your junior chefs — ages 7 to 12 — in Kids Cook classes on Sundays this summer, where they’ll cultivate culinary skills and experience a cornucopia of farm-fresh foods!
Kids Cook kids will experience the seasonality of food, meet local farmers, and prepare ingredients they purchased fresh at the market. They’ll share a meal and take home the recipe to try again with family and friends.
Build your junior chef’s skills and confidence with the following classes this season:
We work hard to help our vendors be successful. In addition to providing a weekly gathering space for local food producers, we create opportunities for vendors to learn best-practices and find prosperity.
We recently held a workshop for vendors about marketing, extending growing seasons, and value-added production. Here’s what one vendor said after the training,
“Thank you PFM! The extra work you do to bring growers together outside of market is foundational for a good market community and a strong food system. The workshop was well attended and the presenters were appropriate and experienced. Please do this again and more!”
Thank you to all of our vendors who were able to make it. We are so honored to contribute to your success.
Are you interested in being a PFM vendor? Apply for next season on our website here.
This year, Amica Insurance joined PFM as our premier sponsor. We couldn’t be happier. You can visit them monthly at the PSU Market. This spring stop by their booth to say “hello,” get your own free stainless steel reusable straw, and enter their giveaway to win $50 in market tokens. Follow us on social media to find out the dates that Amica will be at market. Keep your eyes peeled for more fun promotions later in the year!
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