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Posted on: May 1, 2012

Several Pierce County farmers markets open this week

Tuesday May 01 2012 12:07 PM

Celebrate the arrival of spring and this season's first bounty with the opening of several Pierce County farmers markets. After six long months in hibernation two markets will open the first week of May.

The 6th Avenue Market will open on Tuesday, May 1 and the Downtown Broadway Market will open on Thursday, May 3. Come support your favorite farmers and fill your basket with colorful potatoes, bunches of kale, and the freshest salad greens Pierce County has to offer.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. the 6th Ave Market will host a special May Day celebration. Gather around the May Pole with your fellow neighbor and help support the 6th Ave community to grow into a healthier, stronger, and more vibrant neighborhood.

Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. the Broadway Market welcomes in its 22nd season with over 70 vendors offering scrumptious meals and the freshest whole foods around.

For more information visit www.tacomafarmersmarket.com

Tacoma Farmers Markets:

6th Ave MarketLocated at the intersection of 6th Ave and Pine St.Tuesdays, 3 - 7 p.m. beginning May 1

Broadway MarketLocated between 9th and 11th St. on BroadwayThursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. beginning May 3

South Tacoma Market New location - MetroParks STAR Center (3873 S. 66th St.) Sundays, beginning June 3

Other Pierce County markets:

Gig Harbor Farmers MarketDowntown, Skansie Brothers Park - June to September
Wednesdays, 12 - 5 p.m.Sundays, 12 - 5 p.m.
Uptown, next to Galaxy Theatres - April to SeptemberSaturdays, 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Puyallup Main Street Association Farmers MarketPioneer Park PavillionSaturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 14 to Oct. 13
Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. May 27 to Sept. 2

Steilacoom Farmers MarketLocated at the corner of Lafayette and Wilkes St.
Wednesdays, 3 - 7 p.m. June 13 to Aug. 29

Tacoma Proctor Farmers MarketLocated at the Intersection of North 27th St. and Proctor St.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. March 31 to Dec. 22

Lakewood Farmers MarketLocated in front of City Hall
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 10 to Aug. 28

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