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Farmers Market Bounty 101

Refresh and extend the life of your fresh produce. Isn’t it sad? You bought that huge bunch of chard and you meant to enjoy it right away, and then life happened. Now it’s all wilty and not as appealing as it was the day you bought it at the Farmers Market. You [...]

Farmers Market Bounty 101 2018-09-25T17:25:04+00:00

Gallop on down to Cookbook Club!

NEW this year! BFM is co-hosting a food loving book club with Village Books! The book group meets 4pm-5pm the first Wednesday* of the month at Village Books in Fairhaven. Open to all. RSVPs are not required. Receive a 15% discount on the group's selections. Buy the book ahead or purchase it after [...]

Gallop on down to Cookbook Club! 2018-09-13T18:16:50+00:00

National Farmers Market Week, August 5-11

The Bellingham Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 5-11. We celebrate farmers and farmers markets all year long, but this week provides a great opportunity to highlight the value that farmers markets bring to local communities. DID YOU KNOW... only 15 cents of every [...]

National Farmers Market Week, August 5-11 2018-08-08T11:34:16+00:00

Engaging Family Activities at the Market

Listen to live music. Each Saturday a variety of roving buskers entertain customers. Entertainment includes everything from vocalists to violinists, a hurdy-gurdy player to a banjo trio. Entertainment is often dependent on weather since buskers depend on tips. Each Wednesday evening at the Fairhaven Village Green, the Market hosts Fresh Local Music, live [...]

Engaging Family Activities at the Market 2018-06-29T09:08:17+00:00

Cultivating Community All Year Long — the story behind our 2018 campaign.

This year we thought it would be fun to share the story behind the 2018 Bellingham Farmers Market marketing campaign. If you’ve ever wondered how we come up with our poster each year read on! First off the Bellingham Farmers Market is a member run organization. That means we listen to members ideas [...]

Cultivating Community All Year Long — the story behind our 2018 campaign. 2018-06-27T14:33:57+00:00

Adding Good Health (and Fun) to Your Child’s Life, One Vegetable at a Time

By Kristin Louis We all know the vital role veggies play in our health. Many of us grew up with parents who had to coax us to eat our greens,. Now it’s our turn to get our offspring to eat their vegetables. Do we coerce them with use a barter and reward system [...]

Adding Good Health (and Fun) to Your Child’s Life, One Vegetable at a Time 2018-05-24T17:54:35+00:00

What’s so special about Asparagus?

Did you know that it takes 3 years for a newly planted crop of asparagus to be ready to harvest? Once a crop is ready for harvesting, the season is short – only a few weeks. That’s what makes local asparagus such a treat. Farm fresh asparagus has a tenderness and sweetness that [...]

What’s so special about Asparagus? 2018-05-08T17:35:15+00:00

Don’t Let The Sting Stop you.

Believe it or not, we have the cold and damp of winter to thank for many of the items we cherish in the spring. Among them are stinging nettles. Stinging nettles are herbaceous plants that are nutrient rich and known for being highly anti-inflammatory. Understandably, many are put off by the “stinging” aspect [...]

Don’t Let The Sting Stop you. 2018-04-13T13:57:04+00:00

Spring offerings grown in Winter

With our season grand opening upon us, we are naturally excited to see what our farmers are bringing to market. While there are fairly reliable over-wintering crops, it’s still a wait-and-see game with spring crops – even a few days of variable weather can change crop readiness by weeks. As the temperatures warm, [...]

Spring offerings grown in Winter 2018-04-06T13:18:49+00:00

7 Things To-Do To Get Ready for the Bellingham Farmers Market This Spring!

Saturday, April 7 is opening day of the 2018 Bellingham Farmers Market. This year our theme is "Cultivate Community All Year Long" and we want you to explore your community through all 4 seasons of the Farmers Market.  Here are 7 ways to enjoy the market this Spring. 1. Get it fresh and [...]

7 Things To-Do To Get Ready for the Bellingham Farmers Market This Spring! 2018-04-06T08:24:25+00:00