Each of the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland has a Farmers' Market. The Market is a chance to sip, sample and purchase direct from the grower. Fruits and vegetables piled high on a flatbed pickup; corn picked just hours before the market; the sweet aroma of homemade bread; fresh jellies and preserves; one-of-a-kind hand-crafted treasures and the friendly din of a bustling crowd greeting friends and neighbors. Read about some of the market and vendor options below and make plans to explore these great local food institutions.
3 Eyed Fish Farmers' Market Open air market at the Queensgate Village off of Keene Rd. in Richland. Our market strives to offer the freshest produce available. Grown by local farmers and made available to you! The 3 Eyed Fish Farmers' Market also offers gourmet food products and handcrafted items made by local foodies and crafters. Located next to the 3 Eyed Fish Wine Bar that offers tasty food and drinks at happy hour prices all day on Sundays during the market season. Open Sundays June - September, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. www.facebook.com/3eyedfishfarmersmarket
Historic Downtown Kennewick Farmers Market Open every Thursday from May 30th - October 24th (no market on July 4th) at the Flag Plaza at the corner of Benton Street and W. Kennewick Ave. Hours are 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. www.historickennewick.org/market
Market at the Parkway A farmers’ and artisan market. The newest addition to the Tri-Cities Farmers’ Markets, offering fresh produce and local artists. Open Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., beginning of June through the last Friday in October. Along the Parkway between George Washington Way and Jadwin Ave., Richland 967-2587 www.marketattheparkway.com
Pasco Farmers’ Market The largest open-air, fresh produce farmers’ market in Washington State. Open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., May through October. Historic Downtown Pasco at 4th Ave. and Columbia St. 528-8131 downtownpasco.com/pfm
Prosser Farmers’ Market The Prosser Farmers' Market is the place to be Saturday mornings from May through October. Aside from offering a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables; you’ll find plants, cut flowers, artisan breads and gourmet cheeses, Espresso, cookies & pastries, woven baskets and unique art and craft items. Open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and located in the Prosser City Park, 7th St. & Sommers Ave. (509) 786-9174 www.prosserfarmersmarket.com
Bill’s Berry Farm Bill’s Berry Farm is a small family farm located in the beautiful Yakima Valley of eastern Washington. We specialize in ‘Farm Fresh Produce and Family Fun’ and would love to have your family come pick some of our fruit fresh from the field! 3674 N. County Line Rd., Grandview (509) 882-3200 www.billsberryfarm.com
Country Mercantile Visit the Country Mercantile for the best produce, homemade ice cream, hand-dipped chocolates, unique gifts, Northwest gourmet food, and great deli sandwiches. 232 Crestloch Rd., Pasco 545-2192; 5015 Ava Way, Richland 581-0306 www.countrymercantile.com
Fresh Picks Farmers' Market: One of the newest of the Tri-Cities' open air farmers' markets, proudly created by Fresh Picks of WA and hosted at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasco/Tri-Cities next to the TRAC Center. This farmers' market is open every Saturday, starting in June, until the last weekend in October from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Bring the family and join us for a fun weekend full of fresh air, fresh food and, of course, the freshest fruit and vegetables around. freshpickswa.com
Make plans to check out one of these great Tri-Cities, Washington farmers’ markets!