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For more information and a video on

the City of Tacoma's BYOB ordinance,

click here.  

 

As of July 12, 2017, thin plastic checkout bags will no longer be distributed in Tacoma.

Produce bags will still be permitted.


The best kind of bag is your own, reusable shopping bag. 
Be sure and bring them with you to the Market!

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The Proctor Farmers' Market is proud to have a Green Excellence designation from the City of Tacoma. 

This award is the highest level available for events that decrease their their impact on the environment.

As part of this ongoing program, we take extra care to ensure that our Market is made more sustainable by incorporating green initiatives like providing bike racks, recycling, reducing waste, donating excess food, and much more.

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Directions

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2017 Fresh Bucks* will

be available at the

Proctor Farmers' Market

every week through Dec. 16, 2017!

 

 

Inquire at the Market Info Booth, and learn how a dollar for dollar Fresh Bucks match is provided for up to $10.

per EBT card swipe,

per Market day!

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EBT, *WIC &

*Senior FMNP gladly accepted.

(*WIC & Senior FMNP Vouchers

accepted  Jun 1st - Oct. 31st)

 

Limited supply of Senior Farm Share match packets now available at the

Market Info Booth.
One packet per customer, per season,
per set of Senior FMNP vouchers.
 

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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

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

 



Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/living/home-garden/article99832747.html#storylink=cpy

The 2017 Proctor Farmers' Market Application is now available for:

Current, renewing PFM Vendors; New Vendors (applying for the first time); Musicians/Entertainers (for Music @ The Market);

Tasting Booths (Wine, Cider, Beer, Spirits); Non-Profit Community and Kids Booths.

Click on the "Vendors" button in the column to the left,

then go to "Become a Vendor" for complete Application details.

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Some Reasons to Support Farmers Markets...

(shown: Zestful Gardens)

 

One of the main advantages to buying locally grown produce and other foods at the farmers market is the quality and flavor.  Grown, picked, produced, or prepared near the source where it is purchased, it is quite possibly the freshest food you can buy,

unless it is from your own garden or pasture.

Shopping the farmers market also helps to keep family owned farms and small businesses thriving, while contributing simultaneously to sustainability, the local economy, and the sense of community that invades the marketplace every Saturday.  

Whenever you visit the Market, talk to the farmers, growers, and food producers.

They love to share their growing practices, or introduce you to something new -- and you'll know where everything you buy came from.

Some vendors even provide delicious samples to "try before you buy!"


Support Your Market - Rain or Shine!

Eat Fresh, Buy Local, Build Community

 

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

August 6-12, 2017

 

 

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In Honor of National Farmers Market Week,  
Let's Help Our Vendors have a "Sold Out" Day at the Market.

Shop the amazing array of farm fresh products and locally prepared foods that you don't often see in other retail outlets, and support your local farmers, farms, and small business entrepreneurs!

 

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It's National Farmers Market Week, August 6-12, 2017

Come on out and support the Proctor Farmers' Market this Saturday, Aug 12th, 9AM-2PM.

 

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Every week the Market offers diverse selections of these 

 fresh foods and hand-crafted products:

 

Farmers' Booths fill Market bins and baskets every week

with just-picked produce as we move through Summer

 

-Fruit Vendors are offering abundant blueberries and blackberries, peaches and apricots.

 

-Growers display stunning hanging baskets and flower bouquets,

and many booths still have veggie and herb starts,

blooming perennials and landscape plants--all raised locally,

and acclimated to our growing conditions. (We even have rain barrels to help you water it all!)  

 

-Ready to Eat foods are always available, offering delectable Indian Curries, Tamales,

Empanadas, Wood-fired Pizzas, Smoothies,

Seafood Chowders, and Gourmet Sandwiches.  

 

-Check out our pasture-raised meats (beef, pork, chicken)

and wild caught fish for summer barbecues!


-Finally, just try and walk by our
fine Artisan Foods and Baked Goods Booths.

You won't be able to resist the honey, gourmet sauerkraut, hot sauces,

jams & jellies, pickled vegetables, fresh pasta, coffee, tea, kombucha,

shrubs, cider, scones, biscotti, breads (of all kinds!),

small cakes, cookies, doughnuts, pastries, and hand-made chocolates.

Support your local farmers Market.

EBT & Fresh Bucks are available every Saturday in the Market Info Booth

 

 

Subscribe to the Market's Weekly Newsletter

(emailed every Thursday)

 

Click on the Blue Box above and get:

 

-Current List of Vendors Attending the Market

-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 and Sponsor Booth Guests

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

 

Where: Proctor District

When: 10AM-5PM

 

The Proctor Farmers’ Market will celebrate Proctor Arts Fest on

Saturday, August 5th with extended hours from 9am to 4pm!

 

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What's Fresh at the Market!
 

It's all here this Saturday - straight from the farm, just-picked vegetables, sweet ripe summer fruit and berries, and blooming baskets and perennials ready for the garden.

 

 

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Sustainability at the Market

Part of the Market's Mission is to be an educational resource to the public, highlighting the importance of local agriculture, sustainable business and our impact on the environment.

Check out these three great Community Booths this Saturday,

all with resources to help foster a sustainable community.


The City of Tacoma will be at the market this Saturday, Aug. 5th, talking about the

importance of preventing wasted food, and signing people up for the
Food: Too Good to Waste Challenge.

Did you know that 40% of food produced in the US is wasted?

Stop by their booth to learn easy ways you can make a difference.

While you're visiting learn about Tacoma's new Bring Your Own Bag law

and pick up a free reusable shopping bag while supplies last!


Learn to Save Money & Energy At Home

Find Out How To Save On Your Water Bill 

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Join us for a Special Proctor Arts Fest Music Line-up:

 

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

What's Fresh this Saturday at the Market!
 
The high summer bounty is really hitting the Market right now - don't miss the opportunity to taste the season's fresh produce and fruit.  Look for luscious peaches, fragrant blueberries, raspberries & blackberries, sweet corn, juicy melons and a July favorite - tomatoes!                

 

 

 

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Saturday July 22, 2017

 

Don't miss the Bee Festival this Saturday!

 

The
Urban Evergreen Bee Sanctuary

 

will be on-site all day to provide expert demonstrations and information

on how to support pollinators!

 

Look for special discounts and offers from these participating Vendors:

Art House Cafe
Dancing Bee Apiary & Bakery
Honey Bear Farm

 

Cooking Demo

Free Food Sampling & Recipes using local honey by Chef Janey Wescott

at:   

10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM

 

 

 

 

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What's Fresh

When you visit the Bee Festival Event at the Market this Saturday, look for What's Fresh!

We now have just-picked, tender Green Beans, luscious early peaches, baby zucchini,

and tons of beautiful hanging baskets and landscape plants.

Sat., Jul 22, 9AM-2PM. N. 27th & Proctor Streets

 

 

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

 

Market Event - Vineyard & Orchard Day!

 

Get special discounts and offers, posted at each of the following participating Vendors:

(while supplies last)

 

Vineyards:

(Free Samples and Sales)

Finnriver Farm · Cidery

Reed's Sweet Wine

Stina's Cellars

 

Orchards:

RP Guerrero

Martin Family Orchards

 

Cooking Demonstration: 11:15AM-11:45AM

 

Learn how to make "Stovetop Fruit Crisp" with Chef Jane Wescott

Free Recipe and Tasting Samples!

 

 

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Fox Island Lavender Returns for a Limited Time This Saturday!

 

 

 

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What's Fresh at the Market this Saturday:

 

 

 

 

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Happy 4th of July!

We're open

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 9AM-2PM

for all your July 4th shopping needs

 

 

 

Just in time for the 4th of July holiday - fresh raspberries!

 

 

Check out What's Fresh around the Market this Saturday-

 

 

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

Enjoy the great summer weather this Saturday, and browse the Market for What's Fresh. So much to see and do -- shop our fantastic local food vendors, visit with friends,

stop by the Kids Booth, or listen to live, local music.

 

 

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

 

Look for What's Fresh this Saturday
throughout the Market!
            

 

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

 

Kick off your weekend at the Market -
Shop for 'What's Fresh' and so much more! 

 

 

 

Every week the Market offers diverse selections of these
 fresh foods and hand-crafted products:

 

local produce | tree & stone fruits* | foraged & cultivated mushrooms   

pasture raised meats | wild caught fish | mussels, clams & oysters  

berries | artisan foods | jams & jellies | baked goods   

honey | hazelnuts* | peanuts | eggs | cheeses

veggie starts | herbs | plants | cut flowers 
fresh baked breads (including dairy, soy, vegan, gluten & nut free) 

 handmade pastas | wine, ciders, craft distilleries 

ready-to-eat & enjoy foods | and so much more!

 

*seasonal

 

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

 

IT'S KIDS DAY THIS SATURDAY AT THE MARKET!

 

 

Highlights Include

 

--Arts and Crafts will be featured in the Kids Day Event booths, with
information on educational and summer activities for Kids.
 

--Scavenger Hunt - first 100 kids to complete the game will get a FREE $1 Apple-A-Day Token, good for a Market fruit or vegetable of their choice (offer good on 6/1/17 only).

 
--Kids "Taste of the Market"  
Free Food Sampling & Recipes at:   
10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM
featuring the Market's fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Be sure and visit these Kids Day Event participants this Saturday!
Event Booths will be set-up at the N.27th & Madison Street area of the Market

(by Mason United Methodist Church): 

 

 
(Click! is a 2017 Proctor Farmers' Market Super Sponsor)

PFM Kids Booth 

 

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-Shop and enjoy live, local entertainment while you're at the Market-

 

 

 

9AM-11AM:
 

12Noon-2PM:
 Parlor Blues Band 

 

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STRAWBERRIES ARE IN! 

 

 

Spooner Farms, located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley,

will be picking berries very early Saturday morning,

and bringing them straight to the Market for you to enjoy.

 

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

 

Memorial Day, 2017

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 Satur
day from 9am-2pm
for all your weekend fresh and local food needs,
and we wish you a safe and happy holiday!

 

 

 

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Save The Date!

-Kids Day Event, June 3, 2017-

 

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

 

It's time to start enjoying Spring produce!

 

 

 

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

 

Annual Health & Wellness Day 

Saturday, May 13, 2017 
9AM-2PM  


-Local practitioners and professionals on-site all day to share their knowledge.   

 
Fleet Feet Sports Tacoma
Northwest Float Center
SEEKING BALANCE Ayurveda & Massage
Korean Women's Association (KWA)
Multicare Center for Healthy Living & Health Equity
Yoga Palace
 

 

Don't miss the:     
-Healthy Cooking Demos-
"Asparagus & Mushroom Bruschetta"
presented by Chef Janey Wescott
 at
10:30AM 11:30AM 12:30PM 
Free Tasting Samples | Free Recipe 

 

 

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Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th! 

Plan to shop Sat., May 13th for beautiful flowers, hanging baskets, plants, fresh, local food, wine, cider, hand-crafted baked goods, chocolate-dipped candies, art prints, Gift Certificates, and more for the special Mother in your life. 

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Shop smart and find out What's Fresh at the Market this Saturday!  Grab your reusable bag, and browse among the booths of locally raised or produced foods, veggie and plant starts

for your garden, and flowers for your table. 
You'll probably find that everything seems to taste or grow better,
and your purchases will support family farms!

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

 

It's Time To Plant! 

 

Shop this Saturday, and get your Garden Growing!

Buying local plants and vegetable starts not only supports the Market's farmers,

but also helps sustain our environment. 
You get  fresh, healthy plants grown nearby

(not transported over great distances) that are adapted to our climate,
and ready to make your garden grow. 

  • Tomato Plants - 1 Gallon & Flats
  • Zucchini Starts
  • Greens &  Other Cool Crops
  • Fruit Bearing Trees & Landscape Plants 
For all your gardening needs, be sure &
visit the following Vendors this Saturday:
 
Master Gardeners (to answer your questions) 

 

 

 

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Saturday, April 22, 2017:

 

Two Events - One Great Day at the Market!

 

56th Annual

Jr. Daffodil Parade
Tacoma's North End Proctor District

 10am-12:00 noon

&

 

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


Bring your ID and customers that are 55+ get:

 

  • Fantastic discounts posted at participating Vendor Booths

 

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

 

 

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Earth Day is April 22nd

 

Celebrate Earth Day all year by:

  • Supporting sustainable farming, and eating more locally grown and produced foods from farmers markets to help reduce global green house gas emissions.
  • Commit to some service to make an immediate difference by planting a tree (from the Market!).
  • Visit the City of Tacoma's Community Booth this Saturday at the Market, and learn about the Tacoma-Pierce County Bike Month, and the 9th Annual Tacoma Bike Swap.
  • Visit the Earth Day Network, for more ways to sustain our planet.

Green Initiatives:

The PFM is pleased that we continue to enjoy a "Green Excellence" event designation from the City of Tacoma. We provide bike racks, and work at reducing impact on landfills by recycling paper, cans, plastic & food waste, and donating thousands of pounds of  excess food per year to the NW Fish Food Bank.   

 

We are proud to support the University of Puget Sound's Sustainability Advisory Committee's 2017  "Walk to the Market" this Saturday.  Students walking from UPS to the Market will receive a FREE tote (with their student ID!). 


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What's Fresh this Saturday at the Market:

 

Every week the Market offers diverse selections of these
 fresh foods and hand-crafted products:


 

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What's Fresh this Saturday, April 15th:

9AM-2PM

 

 

 

Enjoy outstanding local entertainment while you shop, or stop for a bite to eat.

 

 

 

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What's Fresh this Saturday, April 8th:

 

 

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What's Fresh this Saturday, April 1st:

 

We have loads of other wonderful locally grown and produced foods,

as well as beautiful flowering plants, hanging baskets,

and a fantastic selection of healthy veggie and herb starts from your favorite grower!



Be sure and stop by and visit our two newest vendors:  
      

Explore the bounty of the pacific northwest with signature baked goods,

sandwiches, pastries, breads, savories, coffee, and soup.     


Little Dipper Confections:
Hand-crafted, chocolate-dipped candies made the old-fashioned way-

with lots of thought given to ingredients and taste.

 

 

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Saturday, March 25th, Regular Season Opening Day

 

 

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It's almost time - Regular Season starts on Saturday, Mar 25th 9AM-2PM!

 

 

 

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-Winter Market Dates-


We'll miss seing you every week for a while, but you can still shop fresh and local at our Winter Markets

on the 2nd Saturdays of January, February and March of 2017, from 10AM to 1PM!

 

(Our full-time Regular Season {every Saturday!} starts again on March 25, 2017 from 9AM to 2PM)

 

 

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Be sure and attend the www.southsoundsustainabilityexpo.org
at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center this Sat., Mar 4, from 10AM-3PM.

 

The Proctor Farmers' Market, www.tacomafarmersmarket.com and the www.ortingvalleyfarmersmarket.com will be attending the event's "MINI FARMERS MARKET" with some of your favorite vendors including Cottage Gardens (photo below),

Peto Gardens, and L'Arche Farm & Gardens.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

10AM-1PM

 

 

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-What's Fresh-

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10AM-1PM

 

Yes, it's Winter in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and we are fortunate to have an amazing selection of fresh, locally grown and produced foods ready for you to stock up on this Saturday.   
 

If you haven't attended a Winter Market before, we invite you to come,

support your local food community,
and experience our vibrant winter market full of fresh, healthy, local foods.

 

  

 

Weekly Finds at the Market Include:    

produce | fruit | mushrooms   
herbs | pasture raised meats
wild caught seafood | artisan foods   
honey | hazelnuts | eggs 
plants | fresh-cut flowers | baked goods
bread (including dairy, soy, gluten free, vegan & nut free) 
 cheeses | wine, ciders, craft distilleries 
ready to eat foods | and so much more!

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Kids Booth Activity

Teacher Lorraina will be in the Kids Booth with a colorful sensory play activity perfect for kiddos from 1-100. 

Scoop and pour colorful rice in this Zen Farm!

 

 

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Meal planning just got easier and healthier for the new year with the  

Proctor Farmers' Market Cookbook...

 

 

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Super Sponsors
City of Tacoma
Click!

Better Properties - North Proctor

Bruce Larson | John Frazier

Booth Sponsors

Zestful Gardens

 

University Puget Sound

Pierce County
Marlene's
Teaching Toys
Blue Mouse Theatre
Super Supporters
Pacific NW Shop
Compass Rose
State Farm Insurance
Garden Sphere
Megs & Mo
 
 
Friends of the Market
Advanced StreamNorth End Neighborhood Counsil
Amore Artsian Boutique
Blooming Kids
Chirp & Company
Culpepper Books
FoxFire Salon and Spa - Aveda
Walrath, formerly knows as H&B Top Soil
Julie's Hair Care for men and women
Tacoma Waldorf School

Umpqua Bank

Sara Sledge Graphic Design