When you think about the top marketplaces in Seattle the most popular answer is likely the iconic Pike Place market downtown, but there are plenty of other “diamonds in the rough” that are most definitely worth the trip. In particular, the Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market (which takes place on the Saturday’s from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM April through December) is one of the most unique and exciting markets in the entire city and is totally worth checking out.
For those who are not familiar with Bainbridge Island, it is a beautiful little island located just a short thirty minute ferry ride away from Downtown Seattle. Not only is the ferry ride different and exciting, it offers breathtaking views of the city while you make your way over to the island. Once arriving, the Farmer’s Market has some truly one of a kind stuff and features all sorts of different: plants, vegetables, knick-knacks, and other great homemade goods. In fact, they offer selections from over 40 different local vendors. The ferry ride makes this already great Farmer’s Market more of an adventure that the whole family can enjoy, and there are plenty of places on the island to take the entire family for refreshments (and even a small brewery to get a beer — if that is your thing!).
Farmer’s Markets are one of the coolest things in our society, and Seattle is chock full of them. However, if you are looking for one that offers an entirely different vibe than any other Farmer’s Market in the city (or the country for that matter) then the Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market is a must see!