Summer 2012 Best Farmer Markets are on Whidbey Island

by Linda

in Events,Island Lifestyle,Things To Do,Whidbey Island


Why does our little island off the coast of WA have so many great Farmers Markets? I think it is because we are fortunate to have so many farms, but also because every day people are investing time and effort to bring to market the very best in produce, flowers, baked goods, eggs, organic meats, fish, and a plethora of other home grown and hand crafted items. If you live here please support these hard working neighbors, and if you are visiting or plan to visit the island here is a list of the markets to plan to visit. Welcome to one of the great charms of Whidbey Island.

The Bayview Farmers Market is held on Saturday between 10 AM and 2 PM at Bayview Corner behind the Cash Store. This is one of the largest and most diverse. There are vendors serving hot food, plenty of music and entertainment, besides a glorious amount of fresh produce and flowers.
Bayview Farmers Market

The South Whidbey Tilth is at Thompson Rd. and Hwy 525. There is music, handmade crafts, cooked foods and organic produce available; you can sign up and tour the experimental gardens and forest restoration projects; the WSU Master Gardeners will have plant clinics. There are often special activities for children.
South Whidbey Tilth

The newest market is the Langley Street Market Friday from 3PM to 7 PM this market is full of surprises in food and crafts.
Langley Street Market

Also on Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.Greenbank Farm has a Sunday Farmers Market. Located at the historic Greenbank Farm, look for banners welcoming you to the market at the narrowest point of Whidbey Island. Organic produce, honey, art and crafts of all kinds. Hot food and coffee and a lovely setting. Walk your dog after you are done shopping on the trails and take in the beauty of the water from the east and west. The market is 10 AM until 3 through October.
Greenbank Farm

Coupeville market is the quintessential small town market. Located at the heart of beautiful Whidbey Island, they offer a wide variety of local produce, plants, as well as tasty treats, such as homemade chocolates and fresh local honey. We also feature local artisans and crafters and hot food vendors. Saturdays, 10 am. to 2 pm, April thru October, then it closes with Harvest Fest. The market is held at Alexander and 8th Street (behind the library).
Coupeville Market

And if you miss the ones on the weekend you can still get fresh produce at the Oak Harbor Market. Mid May and continue every Thursday through September 24, from 4 pm to 7 pm. It is located on State Route 20 next to the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center.
Oak Harbor Market

So enjoy summer and visit these great markets while you are on Whidbey, and if you live here please support our local farmers and craftspeople. We are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such dedicated talented people.

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