What an amazing weather week for all of us from Skagit through Whatcom County. As I write this most of the vendors of the Bellingham Farmers Market will have weathered at least 4 storms, sustained sub-zero temperatures, and up to a foot of snow in just the past two weeks. Depending on where [...]
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Interested in joining our team? Here's your chance! If one of these descriptions fits what you're looking for, submit your resume by Feb. 8th! MARKET DIRECTOR: The Bellingham Farmers Market is looking for a full-time Market Director to manage and guide this growing non-profit. With over 25 years of history in Bellingham, our mission [...]
Refresh and extend the life of your fresh produce. Isn’t it sad? You bought that huge bunch of chard and you meant to enjoy it right away, and then life happened. Now it’s all wilty and not as appealing as it was the day you bought it at the Farmers Market. You [...]
NEW this year! BFM is co-hosting a food loving book club with Village Books! The book group meets 4pm-5pm the first Wednesday* of the month at Village Books in Fairhaven. Open to all. RSVPs are not required. Receive a 15% discount on the group's selections. Buy the book ahead or purchase it after [...]
The Bellingham Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 5-11. We celebrate farmers and farmers markets all year long, but this week provides a great opportunity to highlight the value that farmers markets bring to local communities. DID YOU KNOW... only 15 cents of every [...]
Listen to live music. Each Saturday a variety of roving buskers entertain customers. Entertainment includes everything from vocalists to violinists, a hurdy-gurdy player to a banjo trio. Entertainment is often dependent on weather since buskers depend on tips. Each Wednesday evening at the Fairhaven Village Green, the Market hosts Fresh Local Music, live [...]
This year we thought it would be fun to share the story behind the 2018 Bellingham Farmers Market marketing campaign. If you’ve ever wondered how we come up with our poster each year read on! First off the Bellingham Farmers Market is a member run organization. That means we listen to members ideas [...]
By Kristin Louis We all know the vital role veggies play in our health. Many of us grew up with parents who had to coax us to eat our greens,. Now it’s our turn to get our offspring to eat their vegetables. Do we coerce them with use a barter and reward system [...]
Did you know that it takes 3 years for a newly planted crop of asparagus to be ready to harvest? Once a crop is ready for harvesting, the season is short – only a few weeks. That’s what makes local asparagus such a treat. Farm fresh asparagus has a tenderness and sweetness that [...]
Believe it or not, we have the cold and damp of winter to thank for many of the items we cherish in the spring. Among them are stinging nettles. Stinging nettles are herbaceous plants that are nutrient rich and known for being highly anti-inflammatory. Understandably, many are put off by the “stinging” aspect [...]