Tacoma Farmers Market celebrates every Thursday from May through October with an exciting array of sights, sounds and smells. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan breads, quality hand-made gifts, toe tapping music and fresh flowers have beckoned shoppers from near and far.
Tacoma Farmers Market creates a lively gathering place for families, while offering a diversity of local farm products, specialty foods and handcrafted wares. The family friendly atmosphere and warm sunny afternoons, draw the locals out for an afternoon of grocery shopping, alfresco dinning, and listening to local musicians fill the streets with melodies. The market serves, not only as the place to meet for lunch on Thursday, it also offers education about healthy living through live chef demonstrations, gardening clinics and live entertainment for the whole family!
The Tacoma Farmers Market supports and accepts EBT, WIC and Senior Vouchers. It offer demonstrations to teach shoppers how to use these fresh, flavorful ingredients. The kids will have fun getting their faces painted, eating berries, listening to live kids bands and many other great activities while being exposed to the importance of local farmland. Supported annually by the Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma Farmers Market features local performing artisans (singers, dancers, entertainers – of all genres) at each of our market locations.
The TFM is also becoming a leader in renewable and sustainable lifestyle options and a champion of keeping local dollars in their community by advocating whenever possible that we consider purchasing from locally owned and operated businesses. The TFM is an organization that is committed to fostering a wholesome family friendly environment that builds a foundation of community vitality, farm preservation and health living.
Managed by a small but dedicated staff and many volunteers, it was founded in 1990 by community activists Marcia Moe and Norma Honeysett.
To know more about Tacoma Farmers Market, visit their website at www.tacomafarmersmarket.com.
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