Be Part of the Market

Be a Part
of the Market

Be a Part
of the Market

Featuring Locally Grown and Crafted Items from Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
Now open Saturdays through December 17th, 10am-3pm.
Supporting sustainable, local agriculture since 1992.

How To Vend

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Over 140 Farmers, Artisans, Food Producers and Service Providers.
The Market has something for everyone. Search our vendor profiles
by name or by product.


Meet the Vendors

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Chef in the Market

Chef in the Market brings local Chefs to the market for free demonstrations.
Find out how to cook the freshest produce the market has to offer.

Chef Demonstrations

photo credit Rowan Moore Seifred 2017

Wednesday Market


Need a mid-week Bellingham Farmers Market pick-me-up?
This market is great for long summer evenings. Grab a bite,
shop for supper, kick up your heels. NEW HOURS 3-7pm.

About Us

About Us 2018-11-23T13:10:42+00:00

© Cynthia St. Clair

The 2018 Bellingham Farmers Market season opens with the ceremonial cabbage toss from Mayor Kelli Linville, received skillfully by Sustainable Connections Food and Farming Director, Sara Southerland.

The Bellingham Farmers Market supports local sustainable agriculture by connecting the public with local farmers, artisans, and other producers in an economically viable marketplace.

Mike Finger, the market’s first board president, says the market is more than just a place to buy fresh produce and hand crafted products. He says, “It fosters a social life and acts as a gathering place for friends and family. Not only is it a place for locals to congregate, but the market is also a tourist attraction. The market brings many people to downtown Bellingham that might not come otherwise.” Year after the year the market remains a vibrant gathering place for the community and continues to create a culture of outdoor shopping.

Bellingham History

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.

In 1992, nine board members, consisting of vendors and community members, met weekly to plan the market opening. The initial commitments from farmers and craftspeople allowed the market board to approach the city of Bellingham. City officials saw the market as an investment that could help revive the downtown area and granted the market some start up monies for site improvement, operating materials and market promotion. The City’s assistance and funding did much to secure the successful opening of the market.

Bellingham Farmers Market

25 years growing a strong community market.

The market opened on June 19, 1993 with nearly fifty vendors participating. Mike Finger, the first president of the market and a farmer vendor, initiated a tradition, which persists to this day — on opening day a cabbage is thrown by a city official to a long standing vendor.
In 1994, the Saturday market expanded its season to run from April to October. In the mid 1990’s the Fairhaven Association opened a Wednesday farmers market, at what is now the Fairhaven Village Green. After a number of years, the Bellingham Farmers Market was asked to take over the operation of the Fairhaven Market, expanding on the success of the Saturday Market. These markets have become important venues for farmers and customers alike to connect with fresh produce, prepared foods and crafts.

Our Markets

Saturday Market

Open All Year

Depot Market Square

April thru December
Saturdays 10am to 3pm

Wednesday Market

Fairhaven Village Green

June through August. 12 to 5pm

Early Season Market

Depot Market Square

Shop All Winter!

The third Saturday of January, February, March

Winter Market

Shop thru December 22

Depot Market Square

Shop the market for all your holiday needs.

Market Staff

Caprice Teske
Caprice TeskeMarket Director
Charlie Kesterson
Charlie KestersonSite Manager
Mckenzie Beyer
Mckenzie BeyerSite Assistant

2019 Board

Nick Spring
Nick SpringSpring Time Farm
Colin Fischer
Colin FischerWanderwood Farm
Vice President
Dusty Williams
Dusty WilliamsBroadleaf Farm
Kamea Black
Kamea BlackVendor
Russ Kendall
Russ KendallGusto Pizza
Board Member
Briana Buck
Briana BuckTwin Cedars Farm
Board Member
Monica Smith
Monica SmithAtwood Ales
Board Member
Andy Gladish
Andy GladishElement Fe
Board Member
Angela DeVries
Angela DeVriesFestival Espresso
Board Member
Skuter Fontaine
Skuter FontaineTerra Verde Farm
Board Member
Matt Steinman
Matt SteinmanFoothills Farm
Board Member

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Market Sponsors

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