Old 6th Avenue had a Farm…EE I EE I O

Okay, well they don’t really have a farm but what they do have is one fabulous Farmer’s Market!  Now of course I may be biased as I do share the same pea patch with the awesome Prez of the 6th Ave. Business District, Mr. David Printz, however, I also am a big supporter of everything local in our wonderful community and of course around Tacoma.

Having said this, I am excited to tell everyone about the 2011 6th Avenue Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival Fundraiser!  YEEEE HAWWWW!  Now I don’t know about you but every time I hear the word ‘festival’ I think beer.  Well, I actually think beer most of the time but enough about me. 

Our locally famous pub and eatery, E-9, will be presenting specials on handcrafted beers which are not to be missed.  There will also be a knock down battle between local restaurants in a chili cook-off and home-made soups from our local farmers and vendors.  But wait, there’s more!  They are bringing  back the pie eating contest!!  Puyallup Fair, eat your heart out! (or your pie).

Mark this date on your calendars:  Tuesday, September 27th from 4 – 7 p.m. on North Pine St. between 6th Ave and 7th Ave.

Tickets are only $10!!!  How do you get one?  Contact us or visit http://www.tacomafarmersmarket.com/calendar

This is the very last Farmer’s Market of the year for 6th Ave so come on out and show some love for the people who make it happen.  Oh, and maybe buy a carrot or two and some squash and zucchinis, or homemade apple butter or chocolate covered bacon, or fresh oysters and crabs, some bling, or lavender seeds or maybe some killer cookies, a blanket, some corn, peas (if you really want to), jams, jellies, spices, fresh handmade cheese, some more carrots, a dill plant, root vegetables, fresh caught salmon or clams, fresh-cut valley flowers, then take a long beer break and buy buy buy!!

See you there! 

Hugs and Carrots.

Diva Karen

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Flowers and Cherries and Baked Breads, Oh My!

I love the farmers’ markets around Tacoma, especially the downtown Broadway Market on Thursdays.  I really don’t need a reason to go other than the thrill of people watching and saying “hi” to friends but for those of you who keep putting off that visit, perhaps saving it for ‘next week’, here is a list of top ten reasons to attend this fabulous event:

  1. Food (Ethnic cuisine from India, Mexico, Peru and more)
  2. Fresh cut flowers (Say “I love you” or I’m sorry” or buy a gift for yourself because you’re cool!)
  3. Locally made arts and crafts (Fuzzy hats, hand blown beads, smelly…er, I mean scented soaps)
  4. Food (Fresh baked breads, rolls, cupcakes, cookies and other calorific goodies)
  5. Hand dipped chocolate bananas (Food that’s fun to watch people eat!)
  6. Locally grown and organic seasonal fruits and vegetables (a.k.a. the “goods”)
  7. Music (Lay on the grass in the sun and watch your ice cream bar melt while listening to local talent)
  8. Balloon Lady (Not just for kids anymore)
  9. Henna Lady (Not just for adults anymore)
  10. Food (Hot dogs, fresh pie and kettle korn)

So there you have it.  If you are anywhere near or around Tacoma on Thursdays, come and see the Broadway Farmers’ Market (on Broadway of course).  They have now expanded their hours from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm….YAY!