When COVID-19 forced businesses to close their doors in droves back in March, many local farmers markets went on hiatus, too. Now that restaurants and bars across the state are allowing limited-capacity dining and businesses are learning to operate within physical distancing guidelines, you and your straw basket and/or growing collection of BAGGUs can head out to pick up a fresh supply of produce, flowers, and other goods. To keep shoppers and vendors safe, organizers are asking customers to do the following: Wear a mask, send as few people per household as possible, make a list ahead of time, leave pets at home, order ahead when possible, and stay at least six feet apart from other shoppers. With all that in mind, we've rounded up every weekly (and biweekly) market in the Tacoma area below. Happy shopping!
Locations that offer online preorders are marked with an asterisk (*).
Through Aug 25, 3-7 pm
Tacoma's McKinley neighborhood brings a market every week of the summer, promising fresh produce, dinner items, and sweet treats.
Through Oct 14, 4-7 pm
Support local refugee and immigrant farmers by shopping for their fresh produce directly at this Wednesday market presented by the Food Innovation Network and the International Rescue Committee.
Through Oct 29, 10 am-3 pm (ends at 2 pm starting Sept 3)
This 30th annual market near the Pantages Theater features fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, and crafts from more than 80 vendors.
Through Oct 29, 11 am-6 pm
While fewer vendors than usual fill out the Burien Farmers Market this year, they'll still be offering plenty of farm produce, packaged foods, fresh flowers, and other grocery staples like bread, meat, and cheese. There's no touching allowed, so if something looks good, point at it with your finger.
Through Sept 10, 1-7 pm
Take in that briny South Sound breeze while you scoop up seasonal provisions and treats from Blu Rooster Farm, Europa Bistro Pizzarium, and others on the waterfront.
Through Sept 18, 3-7 pm
With a new location at Fort Steilacoom Park (in the parking lot adjacent to the baseball fields), there's ample room for physical distancing at this Friday market. Whether you're picking up preorders from vendors like Robbins Honey Farms or Sidhu Farms, or shopping in-person from Hmong Seattle Garden, Amador Farms, or Gigo’s Jamaican Grill, there are options for everyone.
Year-round, 9 am-2 pm
Find local fruits, veggies, flowers, coffee, fancy soaps, and everything else you'd hope to find at a farmers market here.
Through Oct 3, 9 am-3 pm
Leave your dogs at home and shop for farm products, flowers, ready-to-eat noshes, personal care items, and baked goods on the South Side.
Through Dec 19, 9 am-2 pm
College students, babies, dogs, and everyone in between flock to this Tacoma farmers market on Saturdays. Their summer/fall season is in full swing, so head down for veggies, berries, artisan snacks, dairy products, and plants.
Through Sept 20, 10 am-3 pm
Upwards of 40 vendors sell farm-fresh provisions, hand-crafted items, and concessions in Les Gove Park.
Point Ruston Tacoma
Through Sept 27, 10 am-3 pm
Get a sneak peek at the new Point Ruston Public Market building from the outside while you shop for produce, pickles, and pasta.