The Bellingham Farmers Market, just a dream in the early 1990’s has become one of the largest markets in Washington State, and a destination location for tourists and locals alike. It began when two Western Washington University students had a vision to have locally grown produce sold in a downtown urban location. They approached local community member, Del Lowry, who worked cooperatively with them to gain the support of several key farmers and city officials. Today Lowry’s efforts are acknowledged as an important contribution to forming the Market.
It’s going to be a great year. See you at the Market!
Opening Day April 1, 2017
Cabbage Toss Kick Off – 9:45am
It’s our 25th Market Season! Mayor Linville will help us kick off this season with our Annual Cabbage Toss. There will also be cake, live music, and 25% discounts throughout the Market. We even have a Cabbage Princess who will deliver our cabbage to the festivities!
Our Annual Opening Day Nonprofit Fair will be located on Railroad Avenue. Learn about all the great work happening in our community and find ways to be engaged! Over a dozen nonprofits will be be on hand.
Opening Day History Tours
The Good Time Girls will offer two smart & sassy Holly Street History Tours during our Opening Day celebrations. The tours cover a wide variety of topics, focusing specifically on the history of marginalized people in Bellingham including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. Recommended for ages 12+, but parents are welcome to use their best discretion.
Tours will meet in front of the pavilion near the goat statue at 11am and 1pm, and attendance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity. These tours are FREE, but a suggested $5 donation will support our guides & our mission of furthering history education in Bellingham.
Hot Off the Press!
On top of all that, you can pick up your fresh copy of the 2017 Whatcom Food & Farm Finder – the guide for all things local food: farmers, markets, restaurants, locally-made products!