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2016 Fresh Bucks are available at the

Proctor Farmers' Market!

Inquire at the Market Info Booth, and learn how a dollar for dollar match is provided up to $10. per EBT card, per Market day!


EBT, *WIC & *Senior FMNP gladly accepted.

(*WIC & Senior FMNP Vouchers accepted  Jun 1st - Oct. 31st)



Framable Art Prints available at the Market Info Booth:    "Asparagus," "Tulip," "Corn," and "Fish"

Only $10 each; 2 for $18

3 for $25; 4 for $30




Voted Tacoma's Super-Best Farmers' Market by readers of the Weekly Volcano


Saturday, July 2, 2015


Best Wishes For A Safe & Happy Holiday From The Proctor Farmers' Market.



New Arrivals At The Market:

Raspberries and Blueberries

Fox Island Lavender (limited time only!)


Weekly Finds at the Market include:

   produce | fruit | mushrooms | veggie starts | herb starts  
pasture raised meats | wild caught seafood   
artisan foods | honey | dried & fresh pasta | eggs 
plants | fresh-cut flowers | baked goods 
 cheeses | wine, ciders, beers, craft distilleries 



Fresh Bucks are available every Saturday in the Market Info Booth




Subscribe to the Market's Weekly Newsletter

(click on the Blue Box above) and get:

-The Latest Information and Updates on Market Happenings and Events

-Delicious Seasonal Recipes

-Cooking Demonstration Schedules

-A list of Wine, Cider, & Craft Distillery Tasting Booth Guests

-Info on Live Music Entertainment

-Special Kids Booth Activities

-Community Booth Guests

-Vendor of the Week Articles with Exclusive Vendor Coupon




Mark your Calendar for the

Proctor Farmers' Market

Bee Festival

Saturday, June 25th, 9am-2pm!




June 18, 2016


Make Father's Day truly special with a shopping trip to the

Proctor Farmers' Market this Saturday, 9am-2pm!



New Arrival At The Market:

Zucchini - Green, Yellow, & Lebanese




June 11, 2016


What's Fresh!

Stock up for the week with a variety of fresh local foods.  Support family farms, while nourishing yourself with the delicious taste of field ripened fruit, and just pick produce. 


While you shop, enjoy  breakfast or lunch from one of our prepared food vendors, hear some great music, and know that the farmers, growers, and artisans at the Market are providing you with an amazing variety of healthly, locally grown and produced foods that you don't necessarily find at your average supermarket.

Grilled Salmon Sandwiches from Mystery Bay Seafood Catering;

Strawberries are available throughout the Market (shown: Spooner Farms);

New - Chicken Burgers from Calendula Farm; Curry Gourmet Sauerkraut from OlyKraut




June 4, 2016


This Saturday - KIDS DAY - All Day at the Market!

Tacoma Nature Center 
with Special Guest:
Tacoma Fire Department and their "Fire Safety House"



This Week at the Market....



Vendor of the Week- 

Green Heart Smoothie
From The Soil...For The Soul


Christie Qualey, Green Heart Smoothie


You may, or may not have noticed that there's a fresh new look at the Market this season!  Formerly known as Reciprocity Foods, owner Christie Qualey has "cleaned up and cleared up our name" and her business is now called "GREEN HEART SMOOTHIE."

Green like KALE, Green like the heart chakra, Green like the green thumbs who provide Christie with the bounty of fresh local organic produce, that she turns into the freshest smoothies on the street!

 As Christie says "we like to think the farmers have the green thumb, and we (and you, our customers) have the green hearts. The farmers market is full of green hearts, and we are proud to be a member of that heart tribe...thank you for all your continued support by drinking our local, raw, delicious, green and fruit smoothies."  
Christie Qualey is the main energy behind Green Heart Smoothie, and is always in her booth blending up farm fresh green goodness. Her mother, Delores is often at the Market with Christie, lending a blending hand alongside her daughter.

Christie invites everyone to "come see our new look, plus our new refillable glass bottles (32oz and half gallon sizes), and ask about our special "Vendor of the Week" offer (good only on June 4th) for a free upsize offer!"

For more info click on:  




Saturday, May 28, 2016

-Memorial Day Weekend At the Market-

We pause and remember those who have fallen in service to our country,

while marking the official start to summer with picnics and barbecues over a three-day weekend.

The Proctor Farmers' Market is open Saturday from 9am-2pm
for all your weekend fresh and local food needs,
and we wish you a safe and happy holiday!




Weekly Finds at the Market include:


   produce | fruit | mushrooms | veggie starts | herb starts  
pasture raised meats | wild caught seafood   
artisan foods | honey | dried & fresh pasta | eggs 
plants | fresh-cut flowers | baked goods 
 cheeses | wine, ciders, beers, craft distilleries 





Saturday, May 21, 201


-Here's a glimpse of what you can find at this Saturday's Market-



Green Initiatives

The Market provides intermittent articles on how we are working to make the Market more sustainable,

by incorporating "Green Initiatives."


Profile on: The Proctor Farmers' Market Rain Barrel


Last year, the Green Committee worked with our Board of Directors to install the Market's first rain barrel, provided by Dan Borba, Proctor Farmers' Market Vendor (Down to Earth Gadgets & Gizmos),

and Green Committee member.

Rain barrels can be used to harvest
water for a garden or landscape in any residential or commercial location where there is a roof and a downspout. As Dan says "the buying and selling of water...its so called 'commodification', has new meaning when you learn that the downspout just outside your front door has 7,000 gallons a year running through, untreated and alive."


Dan Borba, and the Market's Rain Barrel


Using rainwater that runs from the roof of our market shed, the Market's rain barrel provides harvested water during the Market day to refresh Vendor flowers and plants.  In addition to conserving municipal water, a precious natural resource, the Market's rain barrel also helps keep our waterways clean by reducing the run-off that goes down storm drains, which can pollute creeks, rivers, bays, and oceans.

Dao Lee and son, Tuchu, of Dao Lee Garden,

use Rain Barrel water for their flowers

Interested in making your home or business more sustainable with a rain barrel?

Visit Dan Borba at his Booth, every Saturday, 9am-2pm at the Market!




Saturday, May 14, 2016


Local Health & Wellness Practitioners and Professionals

On-site All Day With Free Info & Demos!




-Vendor of the Week-

18th Avenue Pasta Company

Honest Ingredients, Handcrafted, Shared Simply 

John Armstrong, 18th Avenue Pasta Company


The 18th Avenue Pasta Company is a family based business providing only what Jack and his son,

John Armstrong, would serve for dinner themselves.

They specialize in dry artisan pasta made with whole ingredients,such as natural vegetable purees, herbs and spices, with absolutely no additives or preservatives. 

This year the Armstrongs ventured into some new endeavors that are currently featured at the Proctor Farmers' Market.  The new products include sauces and raviolis.  Their new Basil Pesto Sauce, made to accompany their pasta and ravioli, is also made in-house by Father and Son. The Basil Pesto is made from a classic recipe using pine nuts, fresh basil, imported Italian Pecorino Cheese, and whole extra virgin olive oil

The new, fresh ravioli creations come in two varieties thus far.  The first is a  jalapeno popper, with a ricotta cream cheese mozzarella filling, mixed with finely chopped jalapeno and blanketed with their plain sheets of pasta. John says he "enjoys these raviolis breaded, fried, and dipped in a marinara sauce."  Their second new ravioli introduction is filled with four cheeses; (ricotta, provolone, mozzarella, and parmesan), combined with a garlic purée, and then blanketed with their signature spinach pasta.

Every Saturday, the 18th Avenue Pasta Company offers their new sauces and raviolis, as well as a great selection of dried pasta varieties, such as fettucine, fusilli, linguine (including gluten free!), orzo, radiatore, and shells.

Stop by 18th Avenue Pasta Company this weekend, and ask about their special "Vendor of the Week" offer,

good for this Saturday, May 14th only! (9am-2pm, while supplies last).


For more information click here: 18th Avenue Pasta Company 





Saturday, May 7, 2016


Celebrate Mother's Day with a special gift from the Market.






Saturday, April 23, 2016


2016 Farm Guides Now In!

The Farm Guide is a great source for finding locally grown food
from farms and farmers markets.

Stop by the Market Information Booth, and pick up your FREE copy!


What's Fresh!

Shop, Eat, Plant Local

-Notes from the Farm-

It's time to start thinking of warm season crops, and there will be a great selection

of tomato plants this weekend at the Market!

Tomato Plants now available.

(shown: Cottage Gardens)


Cascadia Sugar Snap Peas

Hanging Basket

from Cottage Gardens

(great Mother's Day Gift!)



Organic Radishes from

Zestful Gardens

Fresh Bucks are available every Saturday in the Market Info Booth




-Happy Earth Day-

Friday April 22, 2016


Celebrate Earth Day all year,

by eating more locally grown and produced foods

to help reduce global green house gas emissions.


Visit the Earth Day Network, for more ways to sustain our planet.






Saturday, April 23, 2016

What's Fresh!

Just harvested Rhubarb...

and other beautiful spring produce at the Market this Saturday!


Weekly Finds at the Market Include:

produce | fruit | mushrooms | veggie starts | herb starts  

pasture raised meats | wild caught seafood   
artisan foods | honey | dried & fresh pasta | eggs 
plants | fresh-cut flowers | baked goods 
 cheeses | wine, ciders, beers, craft distilleries 
ready to eat foods | and so much more


Vendor of the Week

Adam's Mushrooms

Adam DeLeo, Adam's Mushrooms 


Astrid and Adam DeLeo of Adam's Mushrooms are dedicated to providing top quality mushrooms and seasonally foraged wild foods. Founded in 2013, the company has evolved to meet the needs and interests of chefs, produce managers, and farmers market regulars.


Every week at the Proctor Farmers' Market, Adam's Mushrooms provides customers with their fresh, locally farmed and foraged mushrooms, which include Shiitake, Oyster and Maitake mushrooms, with the first crops of the nutritious Lion's Mane starting to fruit.


Adam and Astrid would like to remind customers that "the wild mushroom in season right now is the Morel mushroom; with it's rich earthy flavor and 'al dente' texture it's a favorite among many mushroom enthusiasts...come by and say hi, and check out our special prices on Morels this Saturday!"


Just foraged Morel Mushrooms from Adam's Mushrooms 




Saturday, April 16, 2016


"Young At Heart Event" 9am-2pm!

-Get generous discounts and a free tote (first 50 guests)-

Bring your ID and...

-Look for discount signs posted at participating Vendor Booths

-First 50 guests that are 55+ get a free tote at the Market Info Booth (a $4.00 value)




Saturday, April 9, 2016


What's Fresh!


First of the Season

Come get some this Saturday, and start enjoying this super healthy food.

   Weekly Finds at the Market Include:

produce | fruit | mushrooms | veggie starts | herb starts  

pasture raised meats | wild caught seafood   
artisan foods | honey | dried & fresh pasta | eggs 
plants | fresh-cut flowers | baked goods 
 cheeses | wine, ciders, beers, craft distilleries 
ready to eat foods | and so much more!




-Vendor of the Week-

Colvin Ranch

Katherine & Fred Colvin, Colvin Ranch 
The Colvin Ranch is a family owned and operated cattle ranch located in south Thurston County, Washington, near the small town of Tenino. The ranch was homesteaded by Ignatius Colvin, who came to Washington on the Oregon Trail in 1851 from Boone County, Missouri, and is one of the oldest ranches in the county still owned by the original family.

Five generations later, the Colvin Ranch family heritage continues through their humane livestock handling, stewardship of the land and sustainable grazing practices that allow native and endangered plants to flourish along side our high-quality, all natural cattle.

Colvin Ranch provides customers with locally raised, high-quality, grass-fed beef, and the cattle are born and raised on an all-natural diet, with no antibiotics, hormones or additives. Their grass-fed beef is healthy, with higher levels of vitamin E, C and beta-carotene, and the "good fats" known as Omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).

Stop by and visit Katherine & Fred in the Colvin Ranch Booth this Saturday.

For more information, click here: Colvin Ranch 









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