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Hello Neighbor.

 Madrona Farmers Market ends tomorrow 10/12! Help us close out the season and visit your favorite vendors one last time. We can't wait to see you there friend!  
Join us for a Haunted Farmers Market - Sunday, October 28th in Ballard!
Follow us @BallardFarmersMarket on Facebook and @sfmamarkets on Instagram for more details about this spooktacular event! 

What's New at Ballard & Madrona? 

Grapes are fresh and flavorful from many of our vendors like Growing Washington, Magana Farms, & Alm Hill Gardens.
Grab a fresh baguette from Tall Grass Bakery at Ballard Farmers Market for easy entertaining. 
Gourds & winter squash are plentiful in many varieties at Madrona and Ballard. Find your favorite at Kirsop Farm, River Run Farm, & Colinwood Farm.
New to Ballard, Mustard & Co. will spice up your next charcuterie board. Sample them all and find the right one for your next spread on Sunday. 

Join the Gleaning Team 

     Every Sunday, the bell tower in Ballard chimes out 3 o'clock, vendors start to pack up, the streets begin to empty, and the gleaning team assembles to collect any unsold and unwanted produce from farms.
     Gleaning coordinator Katie Shinn started volunteering with the Ballard Food Bank about 4 years ago. "I found out about the program and thought it would be a good way to get involved in the community. Volunteering [with the gleaning team], for me, came from a fundamental belief in giving back - it starts locally. It's impossible to ignore the amount of homelessness there is here. You only have to go [to the food bank] once or twice to see that there are not big differences between us. Giving local produce to those who are down and knowing it is nourishing, that's what volunteering is about for me." 
     Food bank coordinator Peggy Bailey reports the donations from Ballard Farmers Market help supply up to 1300 people every week with fresh fruits and vegetables; this includes about 50 home deliveries to folks that are not able to visit the food bank. One patron shared with Peggy, "I'm so grateful for the variety of produce here. I love to cook, but can’t always afford to try new types of produce. Through food bank donations, I'm able to try new things that I wouldn’t try at the grocery store because I can’t afford it or may not know how to prepare it."
 
There is no better time than now to get involved with gleaning! If you'd like to volunteer, send us an email for more information.
You can also find out more about the food bank at ballardfoodbank.org

 
Regram of the week from @coppercorn. Fresh produce is abundant this time of year. Seal in the flavors of the season - pickle, preserve, dehydrate, and freeze your favorite produce from the #ballardfarmersmarket. 
Do you want to work in the heart of Ballard? Come be our neighbor.
Small office space available.Contact us at info@sfmamarkets.com
for more details.
Ballard Farmers Market
Visit the Ballard Farmers Market year-round, 10am-3pm 
located on 22nd Ave NW & NW Market St.
Learn More > 

Wallingford Farmers Market
Visit the Wallingford Farmers market May - Sept. from 3-7pm
located at the corner of Meridian Avenue N & N 50th Street
Begins May 17, 2019
Learn More >

Madrona Farmers Market 
Visit the Madrona Farmers Market May - Oct. from 3-7pm
located at the corner of MLK, Jr. Way & E. Union St.
Last market of the season - October 12, 2018
Learn More >
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5315 22nd AVE NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Contact us at info@sfmamarkets.com
Website: www.sfmamarkets.com


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