About Farmers' Markets and Local Food & Farm Producers

Information about farmers' markets, local food and farm producers, and specialty food & beverage products packaged locally is provided for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Prosser, Moses Lake, Walla Walla, Yakima, and Pendleton (see List of Cities & Counties and Area Maps). Check out the following topics:

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Farmers' Markets

Richland Farmers Market

There are several Farmers' Markets in the Tri-Cities Washington region that are open from May through October. The following is a list of Farmers' Markets located in the Tri-Cities and other communities that are within an hour or so drive from the Tri-Cities.

Dayton: Blue Mountain Station Farmers' Market - May 28, 2016. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at 700 Artisan Way. Follow us on Facebook

Ephrata: Ephrata Farmers' Market - May 27, 2017 through October 21. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday on C Street between Division Street and 1st Avenue Northwest.

Hermiston: Hermiston Farmers' Market - June 17, 2017 through October 14. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at NE 2nd Street, between Main and Gladys.

Kennewick: Historic Kennewick Farmers Market - June 1, 2017 through October 12. Hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in downtown Kennewick. Follow us on Facebook

Kennewick: Wicked Fresh Farmers Market - May 30, 2017 through September. Hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at 9312 W. 10th Ave.

Milton-Freewater: Milton-Freewater Farmers' Market - June 7, 2017 through September 20. Hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday in Orchard Park, 1221 S. Main St. Follow us on Facebook

Moses Lake: Moses Lake Farmers Market & Craft Bazaar - May 6, 2017 through October 28. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Dogwood Street side of McCosh Park at Fourth and Dogwood streets by the Moses Lake Aquatic Center. Follow us on Facebook

Pasco: Pasco Farmers' Market (vendor list) - May 6, 2017 through October 28. It's open two days, 8:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday at the corner of West Columbia Street and South Fourth Avenue. Follow us on Facebook

Pendleton: Pendleton Farmers' Market (vendor list) - May 5, 2017 through October 20. Hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday in the 300 block of Main Street between Emigrant Road and Dorion Avenue. Follow us on Facebook

Prosser: Prosser Farmers' Market (vendor list) - May 6, 2017 through October. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday in the Prosser City Park at Seventh Street and Sommers Avenue. Follow us on Facebook

Richland: 3 Eyed Fish Farmers' Market - June 11, 2017 through August. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Queensgate Village, 1970 Keen Road.

Richland: Market at The Parkway - June 2, 2017 through October 27. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at The Parkway between Jadwin Avenue and George Washington Way. Follow us on Facebook

Sunnyside: The Sunnyside Farmers' Market - May 24, 2017 through October 4. Hours are from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Central Park on South Fifth Street near the entrance to the park. Follow us on Facebook

Walla Walla: Downtown Walla Walla Farmers' Market (vendor list) - May 6, 2017 through October 28. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Crawford Park/Market Station. Follow us on Facebook

Walla Walla: Walla Walla Valley Farmers' Market - May 6, 2017 through October. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds (363 Orchard St.). Follow us on Facebook

Yakima: Yakima Farmers' Market - May 7, 2017 through October 22. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at South Third Street in front of the Capitol Theater in downtown Yakima. Follow us on Facebook


Fresh Fruit & Produce Stands in the Tri-Cities

Fresh Produce Stand

Some of the fresh fruit and produce stands located in the Tri-Cities are listed below:


U-Pick Fruit & Berries and U-Cut Lavender

U-Pick Berries

The following are some of the u-pick farms and orchards where you can pick fruit, berries, and cut lavender.


Local Food & Farm Producers

CG Ranch

The following are some of the local food and farm producers whose products can be purchased at various farmers' markets in the Tri-Cities region.

Tri-Cities

Burbank

College Place

Dayton

Eltopia

Hermiston / Ione / Stanfield

Mabton

Mesa

  • Flatau Farm - cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines and pluots Follow us on Facebook

Prosser

Selah

Sunnyside

Walla Walla

Wapato

Yakima

Zillah


Farm Directories & Maps

The following are resources that provide farm maps and directories.

Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Pendleton, Stanfield, and Umatilla Farm Guides

  • Local Food and Farm Guide (PDF) - 2012 guide to East Central Oregon: Umatilla, Morrow, Gillian, and Wheeler Counties
  • Oregon Farm Direct provides a directory for Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Pendleton, Stanfield, and Umatilla. This directory is focused on farm markets and roadside stands that accept Oregon's FDNP and CVV vouchers.

Walla Walla Valley Farm Map

View the Walla Walla Farm Map for a list of local food and farm producers in the Walla Walla Valley.

Yakima Valley Farm Map and Harvest Schedule

Visit Yakima provides a map and harvest schedule for Granger, Prosser, Sunnyside, Wapato, and Yakima.

Eat Wild

Eat Wild is your source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, and dairy. A directory of state-by-state farms is provided including Washington and Oregon.

LocalHarvest

Several small farms in this region are members of LocalHarvest which is about "real food, real farms, real community." Check out the list of LocalHarvest members in this region.


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Schreiber and Sons CSA

Some farms operate as community supported agriculture (CSA) that provide subscribers with fresh, high-quality, local food all through the growing season. Several CSA's that supply subscribers in the Tri-Cities region are listed below.

Finley's Fresh Produce - Hermiston

Finley's Fresh Produce is owned and operated by John and Chris Finley in Hermiston Oregon. They are committed to providing naturally grown produce that is nutritionally rich and free of pesticides; providing produce for the consumer that not only tastes good to eat but is also good for you. Follow us on Facebook

Welcome Table Farm - Walla Walla

Welcome Table Farm offers fresh vegetables, herbs, dry beans, and berries for sale at the Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market, by special order, and through their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription program. Follow us on Facebook

Local Pumpkin Produce Box - Pasco

Local Pumpkin Produce Box, although not a local producer, is a small business in Pasco that offers quality local produce delivered weekly throughout the Tri-Cities community. They work with local farmers to provide a variety of fresh, in season, and often organic fruits and vegetables on a subscription basis. Follow us on Facebook


Food Co-Op Markets

Dayton - Blue Mountain Station Co-op

The Blue Mountain Station Co-op operates a market at Blue Mountain Station. The market is open Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The market's focus is on local and regional foods and products, including items made by the Artisan food businesses processing goods on site.

Former Food Co-Op Markets

The following food co-op's have closed their doors. The Yakima Food Co-op was not sustainable with slightly over 100 members. Experts advise that 250-300 members are required to establish a sustainable enterprise. Organizers for the Mid-Columbia Market are researching different business model options and hope to re-open in the future.


Specialty Food, Beverage & Other Products

collage of several regional food products

Various specialty food, beverage, and other products are made and marketed from this region. Some of these products can be ordered online and/or purchased in specialty stores and farmers' markets around the Tri-Cities.

Products Made in the Tri-Cities

Products Made Outside the Tri-Cities


Walla Walla Sweet Onions

Walla Walla sweet onions

Walla Walla Sweet Onions, famous for their exceptionally sweet taste, have been grown for over a century in the Walla Walla region. The Walla Walla Sweet Onion is the official Washington state vegetable.

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival - July

The annual Sweet Onion Festival is held each year in mid-July in Walla Walla. There are children's games and contests, arts and crafts vendors, food demonstrations and live music.


Getting Farm Products to Market

WSDA Farm Map

View the Washington State Department of Agriculture farm maps which show the top crops and food processing industries by county from the 2012 Census of Agriculture, USDA."

Have you ever wondered what producers must go through to bring their products to market and maintain a sustainable living? Would you like to become a producer? If so, check out the following resources. A note to consumers: support the producers and "buy fresh - buy local."

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)

Small Farm & Direct Marketing

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) established the Small Farm & Direct Marketing Program to increase the economic viability of small farms, build community vitality, and improve the environmental quality of the region. This program has published the WSDA Small Farm & Direct Marketing Handbook that includes topics such as Getting Connected, Running A Successful Farm Business, Direct Marketing Strategies, and Regulations for Specific Products. You can download the entire handbook, a whole chapter or an individual fact sheet as a PDF.

Washington State Farmers Market Manual

The WSDA in conjunction with WSU Small Farms Team has published the Washington State Farmers Market Manual (PDF) which is a step-by-step guide for an organization to use in establishing a successful Farmer's Market.

Farm to Cafeteria Connections

The WSDA Farm to Cafeteria Connections (PDF) is a handbook that describes marketing opportunities for small farms in Washington State. This handbook is designed to be a resource for farmers, food service professionals and community members in developing Farm-to-Cafeteria programs in Washington.

Organic Food Program

The WSDA Organic Food Program protects consumers and supports the organic food industry by ensuring the integrity of organic food products through establishing organic standards and certifying organic producers, processors, and handlers. Guides are available crop producers, livestock producers, organic handlers, and organic processors.

Blue Mountain Station

The Blue Mountain Station offers you an exciting opportunity to experience food like you never have before, bringing together many of the region's artisan food producers and inventive culinary artists! Our 28 acre site is located next to Highway 12 right outside of Dayton, Washington. Products made on site are offered to the public through the BMS Co-op Market. Follow us on Facebook

Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington

The Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington provides a variety of resources related to Farmers Markets & Public Markets.

Northwest Direct - Farm Case Studies

The Northwest Direct Farm Case Studies were developed to provide in-depth information about the direct and semi-direct marketing opportunities that exist for farmers within their regional food system. One case study involves Alvarez Farms (PDF) in Mabton, WA.

Unitied States Department of Agriculture - New Farmers Guide

The Unitied States Department of Agriculture has put together a set of resources for New Farmers that includes information on education and assistance, access to land and capital, managing risk, protecting the environment, and expanding business.

Washington Grown

The purpose of Washington Grown is to educate the public about the food that is grown and raised within the state and how food gets to our plates! In addition, Washington Grown produces episodes and clips that you can watch online and publishes tasty recipes. Follow us on Facebook

Washington State University - Small Farms Team

The Washington State University Small Farms Team provides research-based information and educational programs for farmers, consumers, decision-makers, and others involved in local food systems.

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