The Bellingham Farmers Market (BFM) is kicking off the summer with a brand-new market located in the historic waterfront district, near the Granary Building and Waypoint Park. The market will run from 4-7 p.m. every Wednesday evening from June through September, making it a great midweek counterpart to the popular Saturday market at Depot Market Square.
The evening time frame means people can grab fresh groceries after work, while the waterfront location — with nearby walking trails, beach access, and picnic spots — makes it easy to purchase prepared food from the market and enjoy dinner with a view.
The new market will be smaller than the Saturday one, meaning shoppers will enjoy a more intimate atmosphere perfect for getting to know local farmers and makers. Shoppers will find both new vendors and familiar faces from the Saturday market.
“The Wednesday market offers an opportunity for new businesses to showcase their goods without the same competition of the Saturday market,” explains Ellie Duncan, BFM board member and co-owner of City Sprouts Farm. “This is a great opportunity for new farmers breaking into the market scene.”
BFM board members, farmers, and local shoppers are all excited about the new market.
“Especially after the last year of the pandemic, festivity has been thin on the ground, and this market will certainly cultivate the community vibrancy that only local agriculture and food can bring,” says Duncan.