The Madrona Farmers Market season kicks off tomorrow at 3pm on the corner of MLK and Union with an expanded lineup of vendors for the 2010 season.
The market, held in the Grocery Outlet parking lot, will be open every Friday from 3-7pm through September 24.
We talked with Zachary Lyons, the communications director for the Seattle Farmers Market Association, about what to expect at the market this year – even more local products, and a few new stands that will satisfy those with a sweet tooth.
Lyons said reorganizing the setup of stands in the parking lot has allowed for more room for new vendors. Additionally, almost all prepared food sold will be made predominantly with local ingredients.
“That’s a big shift and something we’re very excited about,” he said.
In addition to the old standbys, here are some of the new items and vendors:
- honey from Brookfield Farm
- hard cider, cider vinegar, local whole grains and flour from Finnriver Farms in Chimacum
- milk, cream, butter and cheese from Golden Glen Creamery
- frozen take-home quarts of soup from Got Soup
- frozen prepared Italian meals from Cibo Pronto
- mini take-and-bake cakes made with Theo Chocolate from Hotcakes
- cupcakes from Cupcake Love
- fudge, caramel and truffles made with goat milk from the Goat Milk Candy Company
- sauerkraut and kimchi from Firefly Kitchens
- raw vegan foods from House of the Sun (not there May 14)
- fresh handmade caramels from Jonboy Caramels
- tacos and tamales from Los Agaves (not there May 14)
- baked goods from Grateful Bread in Wedgewood
As is now traditional, Chef Michael King of St. Clouds will be hosting a cooking demonstration from 4-5pm.
The Madrona Farmers Market blog has regular updates on what’s at the market on a weekly basis. They’re also on Facebook and Twitter this year, so you can follow updates about what’s fresh there as well.