Market Week

From Sept. 16-22, we’re celebrating markets and market vendors!

With such an abundance of local food producers, we’re grateful to have a variety of farmers markets, food co-ops, and local grocers available to highlight our locally grown, raised, and crafted foods. Each market offers something a little different so be sure to visit a few to find your favorite local products and maybe even discover something new! Check out our article about an amazing local market: Bellingham Farmers Market: 30+ Years of Local Market Magic.

Check out our Two Ton Tomato Soup Recipe!

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Eat Local Month Markets & Vendors

Bellingham Farmers Market‘s flagship Saturday Market operates at Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham from 10am to 2pm every Saturday from April through December and also the third Saturdays of January, February and March. It is a perennial favorite with locals and tourists alike. Featuring over 70 vendors!

Visit the Anacortes Farmers Market – we’ve got something for everyone! Check out the best fresh produce, mushrooms, meat, eggs, fish, cheese, honey, baked goods, jams/preserves, and other food Skagit county has to offer then sit back and enjoy a coffee or some hot food at our cafe. And don’t forget about our talented many artisans and craftspeople! We have live music every week and hold a variety kids and community education sessions throughout the year. All produce is locally grown – with lots of certified organic options. Voted best farmers market in WA state in 2018 by HomeSnacks.

The Lynden Farmers Market operates Saturdays from 10am-2pm June through September. The Market is located at Centennial Park (Corner of 4th and Grover Street). Throughout the season shoppers will find everything from fresh fruits & vegetables to grass raised beef, wild caught seafood, local yogurt, baked goods, and handmade arts & crafts. We also have live music and food trucks every weekend! The market is a fun, family-friendly experience and an opportunity to connect with your local community. Visit often to find new vendors and products throughout the season. They are now accepting Senior FMNP & WIC vouchers!

Twin Sisters Farmers Markets operates three cooperatively run mobile farmers markets in Whatcom County. Our mission is to support the development of a strong local food system in areas with limited access by increasing affordable access to locally grown, healthy foods. We support and strengthen small, sustainable family farms by creating and operating mobile neighborhood markets where farmers and food producers can sell their goods, develop relationships with customers, and grow their capacity to produce local food

The Mount Vernon Farmers Market supports local farmers in a family-friendly environment offering fresh food, locally grown produce and baked goods. In addition, the Market features a variety of hand-made products along with live music, kid’s activities & cooking demonstrations. Saturdays 9a-2p.

The Community Food Co-op is your locally grown, community-owned natural foods market since 1970. Two full-service stores with a focus on fresh, local, and organic food; in-house scratch delis; espresso/smoothie bars; comprehensive wellness selection; and a commitment to sourcing quality products throughout our stores. Plus, the Co-op Bakery Cafe with fresh-baked treats to tickle your taste buds, a variety of convenient and healthful fresh deli foods, a choice of hot soups, and a full-service organic espresso and smoothie bar.

Rome Grocery is cooking up fresh pastries, made to order menu items & premade family meals ready to go. Available in store you will find a selection of locally sourced groceries and self-care products along with the best selection of craft beer, cider & wine on Mt Baker Hwy. We also offer scoop ice cream, espresso, growler fills & Scratch and Peck feed. Community hub and keeping it local since 1915!

Crossroads Grocery is a small grocery store, at the corner of Silver Lake Road and the scenic Mount Baker Highway, that serves the Foothills area. We carry a large variety of groceries, meat & fish, dairy products, beer & wine, produce, bulk foods, health & beauty aids, household goods and hardware items. Many of our products are organic and locally sourced, and we have many items that are gluten free, dairy free and vegan. We also have a large selection of handmade artisan items from local artists and crafters, and souvenirs from the Mount Baker area. We are open Sundays – Wednesdays from 7 am – 8 pm and Thursdays – Saturdays from 7 am – 9 pm..

The Barkley Market is back on the village green! Plan on joining them every Thursday from 11:00-3:00 pm on the Barkley Village Green for lunch, live music, and local vendors. Bring your picnic blanket and the rest of the family to enjoy the live music, check out the amazing food truck options for lunch, or shop the various local vendors all distanced for safe shopping and dining. The Barkley Market is located at 2215 Rimland Drive and it will run each Thursday from July 1st-August 26th.

Living Pantry

Living Pantry started over 15 years ago. Their current focus is on nurturing a healthier environment – for your body, your home, and the planet, through awareness of choice. They offer consumer choices that are truly natural, which primarily support small family businesses while reducing waste. This includes sustainable alternatives to common disposable items and single-use plastics. They like to think of themselves as an extended Co-op – by supporting local makers and businesses our community benefits from your choice to shop with them. Approaching zero waste is easier than you think!

Twin Sisters Creamery

Twin Sisters Creamery are proudly owned and operated Artisan Cheesemakers. We proudly produce raw milk Whatcom Blue and Farmhouse Cheeses. Visit our creamery and full retail Cheese Shop to watch cheese being made, shop and sample cheese, or order a beautiful custom cheese tray. Gift Certificates and shipping available. Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 – 5pm.

Appel Farms

Appel Farms started with a young man’s dream to be a dairy farmer. That dream brought him from his home and family in Holland to a bright future in the US. He established his dream farm in 1967 in Whatcom County and later began making cheese for friends and family. His hobby of cheesemaking blossomed and grew into the business it is today. Now two of his sons, with the help of their wives and children, carry on the farm and cheesemaking tradition.

Lummi Seafood Market

Since 2017, Lummi Seafood Market provides fresh and frozen local and domestic seafood products. We also provide speciality and unique foods on seasonal occasions. The market provides a venue for local fishermen to sell their catch, while providing affordable seafood products to the public. Majority of our products are proudly caught by Indigenous-Native American people from around the Pacific Northwest. 

In August of 2022, we have been participating in the Bellingham Dockside pop-up tent seafood market, located at the Squalicum Harbor, in Bellingham, WA, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 10am – 2pm.

Bellingham Dockside market

Bellingham Dockside Market, a program of the Port of Bellingham, serves as the hub for local fishermen in and out of Squalicum Harbor to sell their catch and harvest directly to you! Markets are on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10am-2pm. Follow signs into Squalicum Harbor to buy seafood directly from the hardworking fishermen who catch it. Visit the dock early to ensure the best selection of seafood options, and head home with dinner–from the dock to your table!

Bellingham Dockside market

The Green Barn is Lynden’s own Local Market offering fresh fruit & veggies, dairy, bulk items, grocery, deli, beer & wine, and annuals, perennials & veggies for your yard and garden. Local produce in season.


Find Even More Local Food

Don’t love to shop but still want to eat local? Try one of these local food delivery, food box, or online marketplace options! 

Find Locally Made Products

Northwest Washington is home to many incredible food businesses. Look for them at your local co-op, grocer, or order direct and support your neighbors!

Pasta Options from Bellingham Pasta Co.

Thank you to our program sponsors!

Whatcom Community Foundation
Whatcom County