About Wallingford Farmers Market

Welcome to the official blog of the Wallingford Farmers Market in Seattle, Washington, managed by the Seattle Farmers Market Association.

Wallingford Farmers Market is located in beautiful Meridian Park at the corner of Meridian Avenue N and N 50th Street. In 2015, it is open every Wednesday, 3:30-7 p.m., from May 27 to September 30. Chefs Market every Wednesday from 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Parking: Please park along Meridian Avenue N. Please be considerate of our neighbors and do not park in the Good Shepherd Center parking lot or along Sunnyside Avenue N.

Getting Here Without Your Car! Your Wallingford Farmers Market is easily accessible from the Wallingford neighborhood by foot, bicycle or bus. There are bike racks in Meridian Park. Enter by foot from Meridian Avenue N, at the corner of Meridian & N 5oth, or at the corner of Sunnyside & N 5oth. The 16 & 44 buses serve the Wallingford Farmers Market.

Community Groups & Non-Profits wishing to table at Wallingford Farmers Market should check in with the Market Info Desk by 2:30 p.m., after which qualified groups will be assigned space based on availability on a first-come, first served basis. Please see “Non-Profits & Community Groups” for more details. Political campaigns and signature gatherers are kindly asked to remain outside the market boundaries.

15 Responses to “About Wallingford Farmers Market”

  1. Kim Lokan Says:

    I am a member of the Playground Action Team at John Stanford International school, the local elementary school in Wallingford. We want to improve the school playground, which is woefully small and covered in asphalt, as a neighborhood pocket park. I am wondering if it would be possible to staff an information table at one, some or all of the Wednesday Farmer’s Markets? We have a large banner, information sheets, a donation tube, pictures and plans. We could offer coloring, drawing and reading activities for kids as well as inform neighbors of ways to help with the playground. We are considering selling Chinook books and grocery scrip cards as a fundraisers. Would that be allowed if we are able to set up a table? If a table space is not available we could simply hand out cards and flyers next to our donation tube.

    Thanks for the great blog!

  2. Zachary D. Lyons Says:

    Community groups wishing to set up a table at the Wallingford Farmers Market should check in at the Market Information tent a half-hour before the market opens (2:30 p.m.). Spaces will be allocated to eligible community groups based on availability on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. Sheila Says:

    Is it possible for you to provide a list of the vendors that we can expect at the Wallingford Market and, if applicable, their websites? I’d love to know a little about the farmers and their products before I go to opening day next Wednesday.


  4. Zachary D. Lyons Says:

    While we do not plan to list all the vendors in one fell swoop, there will be our usual weekly post prior to opening day that will mention a lot of the vendors expected to be there, and with link to their websites, where those websites exist. Also, the What’s Fresh Now! pages will be updated before opening day to let you know what products will be available that day. But the best way for you to get to know the vendors, and what they have to sell, is to come to Market. And please remember that we cannot ever guarantee what vendors will actually show up on any given day. Farming is, by nature, unpredictable.

  5. Sheila Says:

    Wow! What a great opening day at the market! Even with the rain! There was such a good feeling, lots of beautiful produce, flowers and other goods to peruse. The cooking demo was inspiring and delicious. See you next Wednesday. Let’s plan for a little sunshine!

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  7. Marie Bailey Says:

    I am the public affairs intern for the PAWS organization. We are educating neighbors about avoiding raccoon conflicts. We would like to hand out information at your Wed Farmers Market. Would we qualify as an elegible community organization? I read in an earlier post that elegible community groups should come to the Market information booth a half-hour before the fair starts at 2:30 p.m. Weds for space based on availability based on first come, first served. Also is there a contact number if we have questions? Thanks for your assistance.

  8. Zachary D. Lyons Says:

    You understand correctly. Please check in at the Market Info Tent. If you wish additional info before planning to attend a given market day, try visiting the market on a prior day to ask questions.

  9. Wallingford Farmer’s Market: How’s the new location? | Wallyhood Says:

    […] the afternoon rain, the Wallingford Farmer’s Market made its seasonal debut at the new Meridian Park location. Chris Witwer and Jordan Schwartz both […]

  10. Jessie Dallas Says:

    hmmm, went to the first market of the season yesterday at The Good Shepherd. In the rain, that site is not so good. In the sun, I imagine it would be great.

    I really think that you should find a site on pavement. With strollers, it’s tough to navigate that wet/muddy site at The Good Shepard center. I never missed a Wed. of shopping (rain or shine) at the old site but I will now shop at the U Dist. market instead of Wallingford on rainy weeks.
    Sorry I can’t support this one but I don’t support your choice of sites as it doesn’t really take into account all of our weather patterns & the difficulties it poses.

  11. Zachary D. Lyons Says:

    Hmmm, indeed.

    We actually spent over six months in an exhaustive process to select the best new site for your Walliingford Farmers Market. We worked in partnership with the Wallingford Chamber of Commerce, the Wallingford District Council, the City of Seattle, both Wallyhood & MyWallingford blogs, and the greater Wallingford community. We held many meetings. The public was welcomed to participate. We notified the public via this blog, Twitter, Facebook, both neighborhood blogs, and many other mediums. In the end, the consensus was that Meridian Park was the best site.

    We regret your disappointment with the new location, and we’ll miss your attendance, if that is ultimately your decision. Perhaps, in the future, if your concerns are this great, you will get involved with the process while it is taking place, so that your concerns can be addressed before decisions are, as this one now is, set in stone.

    To read positive reviews of the new location, we direct you to Wallyhood.org or MyWallingford.com.

  12. Julia Says:

    If I am a member of the Seattle Markets, but have not been to the Wallingford market this season, is it possible to show up at a certain time on Wednesday and get a space?

  13. Zachary D. Lyons Says:

    Generally speaking, it is a good idea for you to check in with Judy and/or site manager Ben ahead of time, via the contact info you received with your vendor application, to see if there will be space for you, and to get check-in instructions and times. If you simply show up, you run the risk of not getting a space, and frankly, load-in at Wallingford is a little more complicated than other markets.

  14. catherine Says:

    Are you definitely open on July 4th? Thanks!

  15. Zachary D. Lyons Says:

    Wallingford Farmers Market is definitely NOT open on July 4th. Sorry, but if you live in the neighborhood or have ever experienced a July 4th in Wallingford, you will understand that holding a farmers market from 3:30-7 p.m. on July 4th is simply unrealistic. But we look forward to seeing you on July 11th!

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