Ballard Farmers Market, Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014

 

I enjoyed visiting the Ballard Farmers Market on Easter Sunday this year. It was crowded with folks out enjoying a bit of weak sunshine, and buying food for Easter dinner.  I took home a 1.5 liter bottle of red wine from Wilridge Winery to share at dinner, some vegetables, flowers for my mom, and a fresh chocolate croissant for a snack.

The organizers get to take over the street (historic Ballard Avenue NW, between Vernon Place NW and 22nd Avenue NW) every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., year round.

The Ballard Farmers Market is busy, rain or shine. It is one of the only farmers markets in Seattle open year round. 

radishes...

salad.... 

salad.... 

asparagus... most vegetables at the market are organic or sustainably farmed, and all of the vendors are from Washington State. 

Live entertainment is everywhere, in all genres. 

Other types of entertainment is available as well...

...even for the smallest visitors. 

The vendors are very interesting, and they love to talk about their products. 

The vendors are very interesting, and they love to talk about their products. 

The flower vendors are my favorite, and the huge bundles of blooms are very inexpensive, from$5 to $15. 

The flower vendors are my favorite, and the huge bundles of blooms are very inexpensive, from$5 to $15. 

I highly recommend the market for pleasant, relaxing vegetable shopping, and bring your out-of-town visitors too. There are also meat, seafood, baked goods, ready to eat food, and other kinds of vendors; the shops along Ballard avenue are also open during the market. For more information, visit the blog: Ballard Farmers Market