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

Happy New Year from the Bellingham Farmers Market, Here we go 2018!

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 [...]

Happy New Year from the Bellingham Farmers Market, Here we go 2018! 2018-02-18T03:00:49+00:00

Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Kale

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 [...]

Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Kale 2018-04-24T18:10:20+00:00

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 Depot [...]

Earth Day Block Party at the Market 2018-02-18T03:00:50+00:00

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 approached [...]

25 Seasons: Growing a Strong Community Market. 2018-02-18T03:00:50+00:00

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 and [...]

Happy Holidays from the Market! 2018-02-18T03:00:51+00:00

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!

Our Second Raffle Winner 2018-02-18T03:00:51+00:00