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A block that goes through the Columbia City Farmers Market in Seattle, WA, with a green sign highlighting vendors and people browsing tented booths
The Columbia City Farmers Market has a mix of produce and hot food, plus a lawn nearby to chill out. | Photo via Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets
Seattleites have range — if you’re a crafter or stay pickling those home-grown veggies, there’s a way to turn that hobby into a side gig.

Farmers markets are an easy way to get your name and business out in front of your neighbors.

Here’s how to apply to become a vendor:

Get your paperwork done

Sorry, we hate it too. But there are a few important pieces of paper you’ll need to get started.
  • A business license: You may need more than one depending on where you’re operating. Washington State and the City of Seattle both have their own — as do other local municipalities. Check your local gov’s website for help.
  • Food Handler’s Permit: If you’re serving food, you’re going to need one of these bad boys. Note: there are different kinds of food handling permits based on what food you’re handling.
Feeling a little lost? Seattle Farmers Markets has a list of relevant permits you might need and other resources to help get you set up.

Apply at your local market

Here’s a few you may want to consider:
  • Seattle Farmers Markets | This org is looking for businesses selling a variety of food items including produce, jams + pickles, and ready-to-eat items.
  • Pike Place Public Market | You too can become a part of this local legacy. Special applications exist for craftsmakers, farmers, commercial leasers, and biz owners wanting a temporary space to test out products with the locals.
  • Delridge Farmers Market | In addition to food stuffs, this market, which prioritizes BIPOC-owned businesses, is also welcoming craftsmakers.
Want to find a different market near you? Don’t be shy — check out our full list of farmers markets for more options.
 
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Events
 
Tuesday, June 11
  • Paint and Sip: Moo’vin into Summer | Tuesday, June 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Cookhouse Restaurant & Bar, 12461 NE Woodinville Dr., Woodinville| $37 | Paint a sweet cow that looks as ready for warm weather as we are while you sip with friends.
Wednesday, June 12
  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Trivia Night | Wednesday, June 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wildrose, 1021 E. Pike St., Seattle | $7 | Can we offer you an egg in these trying times? If you don’t get that reference, you might need to study up and rewatch some episodes.
  • Kitchen Sink Comedy | Wednesday, June 12 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | The Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., Seattle | $10 | You never know what you’ll get out of this show — from standard stand-up performances to clown routines, burlesque, and powerpoint presentations.
  • Nine Hats Wines Bingo | Wednesday, June 12 | 6-8 p.m. | Nine Hats Wines, 3861 First Ave. S., Seattle | $5-$65 | Grab a bottle of wine, a pizza, and some bingo cards for a night of fun.
Thursday, June 13
  • Capitol Hill Art Walk | Thursday, June 13 | 5 p.m. | Capitol Hill Neighborhood, 1635 11th Ave., Seattle | Free | Tour the area, meet artists, and take home something new for your wall.
  • “Our Underwater Backyard” | Thursday, June 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds | $7.50 | Learn all about what creatures live beneath the waves of the Salish Sea from underwater explorer Annie Crawley.
Friday, June 14
  • Twerk Up a Sweat | Friday, June 14 | 6-7 p.m. | Inside, 1313 Fourth Ave., Seattle | $25 | Get your heart working with this full body workout featuring a mix of hip-hop, Afrobeats, and booty-shaking classics.
  • Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers | Friday, June 14-Sunday, June 16 | Times vary | T-Mobile Park, 1250 First Ave. S., Seattle | $25-$550 | Time to grab a hot dog and root, root, root for the Mariners.
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News Notes
 
Development
  • Construction is about to begin on The Constellation Center, a $37 million building that will host local nonprofits like YouthCare and Community Roots Housing + eight floors of affordable housing options. The 80,000-sqft complex will break ground this summer, with an expected opening date in 2026. (Capitol Hill Seattle)
Edu
  • After several community sessions, some light has been shed on Seattle Public Schools (SPS)'s potential plan for shutting down 20 elementary schools to address budgeting shortfalls. While only a selection of schools may close, SPS intends to redraw most attendance boundaries, which will affect most K-5 students. (Seattle Times)
Community
  • The Chinatown-International District building that once housed the Viet-Wah grocery store burned down in the early hours of Monday morning. The building was being considered for demolition to make way for a new mixed-use building with 450 apartments, parking, and ground-floor retail. (Seattle Times)
Coming Soon
  • A new brewery is getting ready to move into the space vacated by Ballard’s Outpouring Bottle Shop. Yakima-based Single Hill Brewing will open its first Seattle location at 6400 24th Ave. NW by Thursday, August 1 with a tap list honoring its own brews and local beers + wines. (My Ballard)
Arts
  • Notice any new faces in Capitol Hill? In celebration of Pride Month, the Broadway Business Improvement Center wrapped traffic signal boxes with Seattle LGBTQ+ icons. Names include Washington’s first openly gay legislator Cal Anderson and Judge Mary Yu who officiated some the city’s first same-sex marriages the day it became legalized. (Capitol Hill Seattle)
Ranked
  • Keep telling us we’re pretty. Seattle recently ranked as one of the “most beautiful skylines in the US” with a good amount of credit going to our pals the Space Needle and Mt. Rainier. Other cities on the list include New York City, Honolulu, and San Diego. (Thrillist)
Coming Soon
  • A new pastry kitchen called Bon Appetite Bakery is on its way to the first level of Bellevue Connection. No website or opening date for the new spot has been created yet, but it will take over a 1,698-sqft space that can hold just under 50 guests. (Downtown Bellevue Network)
Sports
  • A lot of changes have arrived at the University of Washington as the Huskies gear up for its first season in the Big Ten. Hear from local experts as they break down the numbers that will define the 2024 season with Locked On’s daily, Huskies-focused podcasts.
    Wellness
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    Outdoors
     
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    A bike sits just off the edge of a wooded section of the Burke-Gilman trail while a family of three ride by.
    The Burke-Gilman trail spans 27 miles across Seattle and other areas of King County. | Photo by TIA International Photography, via Seattle Parks and Rec
    Have an e-bike or e-scooter? You can now use it to zip along regional trails now that the Metropolitan King County Council has passed legislation allowing these rides along paths like the Burke-Gilman Trail and Sammamish River Trail.

    The change goes into effect later this month, but with some specifications on the bikes allowed. Class 1 and 2 bikes are admitted, but class 3 bikes (which can peak at 28 mph) will continue to be prohibited. The speed limit for these trails will stick at 15 mph regardless of class.

    The change comes as the number of residents using e-bikes or e-scooters increases, with 5.1 million share rides taken in 2023.

    Some other items included in the legislation are:
    • Approval for a new study that could extend trail opening hours after dark
    • Shorter leash length requirements for dogs
    • Updating criteria the parks director uses to set fees
     
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