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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
First off, thank you for your patronage in 2017. We appreciate our customers and community so much. 2018 is underway and like you the Bellingham Farmers Market is hard at work. Our unique mix of farmers, crafters, food vendors and service providers are here to provide you with diverse offerings throughout the year. Here are [...]
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 3 medium sweet potatoes (regular potatoes can be substituted), roughly diced 1 medium shallot or 3 cloves garlic, minced 4-5 leaves kale, sliced into 1” strips ½ medium onion, diced 2 tbsp oil or butter 1 tsp salt 2 tsp ground pepper Directions: Preheat oven to [...]