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Celebrate International Yoga Day and Books!

Bellingham Farmers Market, Yoga Northwest, Village Books and Paper Dreams presents Yoga on the Green -- Your Healthy Lunch Break Bring Your Own Mat!   Noon-12:30 p.m. Third Wednesdays June 21 (Salute the Solstice and International Day of Yoga) Class led by Ingela Abbott, founder and director, Yoga Northwest. Enter to win [...]

Play-Lab comes to the Wednesday Market

Play Lab engages the community in open-ended play by curating irresistible, interactive play installations.  Play Lab works at the intersection of art and play, providing opportunities for kids of all ages to bring creative ideas to life. Come explore playful projects to make and take home on the 2nd Wednesday of the [...]

Earth Day Block Party at the Market

Love Your Leftovers Block Party April 22nd, 10am-3pm   Celebrate Earth Day! On Saturday April 22, we will partner with local business alliance Sustainable Connections and their Toward Zero Waste Program to bring you the “Love Your Leftovers” Block Party. Join us in the market and on Railroad Avenue in front of [...]

25 Seasons: Growing a Strong Community Market.

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 [...]

Happy Holidays from the Market!

We so appreciate the community that has helped create our vibrant and local marketplace!  Thank you for a great season, and especially for supporting our vendors through good and bad weather. The good news is that we aren't gone for long! Our Winter Market will be back the third Saturday of January, February [...]

Our Second Raffle Winner

Congratulations Andrea Sundberg! Prize includes a gorgeous wreath from Growing Washington, earrings from Weasel Glass, dyed wool yarn from Maiden Avalon, holiday potpourri from Birchwood Botanicals, art print from Fat Dragonfly, and a market apron. There are two more Saturdays to enter and win!

Shop Local For the Holidays

We just gave away our first Shop Local for the Holidays Raffle to customer, Nettie Knabb! Congratulations on winning these awesome local gifts: mug with hand blown straw from Glacier Glass Works; "Be Brave" tee from elSage designs; beautiful earrings from Weasel Glass; thrown pottery plates from Blue Water Pottery; And a BFM [...]

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

We're kicking off 17 days of Holiday Gift Giving ideas! With over 50 vendors, the Market offers everything to make your holiday unique and local. Be sure to visit our Facebook, Instagram or web blog daily for gift giving inspiration. We kick off our daily guide with an all-purpose option. Breadfarm has [...]

Still Going Strong

Shop the Market! OPEN THRU DEC 17 Enter to WIN our Local for the Holidays Raffle. Weekly prizes with a grand prize! Awarded December 16th The more you shop the market, the more chances you have to Win!   Hand-made craft items, Gift Certificates, farm baskets, market bucks and more!   Stop [...]

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup broth (vegetable or chicken) 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 quarts water 1 bunch lacinato (dinosaur) kale, cut into thin strips 2 carrots, finely diced 1 large shallot (or 4 cloves garlic), minced 1 bell or other sweet pepper, finely [...]