Every Sunday morning the historic cobblestone section of Ballard Avenue, the main street in Ballard, is freed of cars and becomes the bustling Ballard Farmers Market.
Pedestrians stroll among the stalls, visit the shops and boutiques, stop for a coffee, and eat lunch at one of the many neighborhood restaurants or standing at the high tables in front of the Food Trucks.
Washington state farmers
The Ballard Farmers Market sells fresh produce and goods exclusively from Washington state farmers and artisans. The products are beautiful and fresh, and the sellers are always ready to discuss their production and the origin of their products.
Open year-round, rain or shine, you’ll experience the best of each season at the Ballard Farmers Market: the stalls of mushrooms are magnificent with chanterelles and ceps, and you’ll have a hard time deciding which fruits and vegetables to buy, or whether to eat fish or beef for lunch!
A unique neighborhood
You’ll go to the Ballard Farmers Market not just for the stalls of mushrooms and strawberries depending on the season! You’ll also go for the charm of this area. Ballard is, without a doubt, one of the most unique neighborhoods in Seattle with its red brick buildings, old factories, artists’ studios, shops and boutiques of local designers and decorators and specialty restaurants with open patios in good weather.
Make sure to walk around the entire area, it’s not big and it’s full of charm. Remember to start with the wall mural at the end of Market Street, in the Bergen Place Park open square. The square, with flags from five international countries, reminds us that this historic neighborhood was the original home for the Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish immigrants who settled in Seattle.