Celebrate the start of Fall Markets at Proctoberfest on October 7th! 




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!



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.


Click Here For

  #11, #13, #16,  



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!




*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.



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


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.





Some Reasons to Support Farmers Markets...

(shown: Zestful Gardens)


Reason #1:

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.

Reason #2:

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.  

Reason #3:

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!


Open 9AM-2PM - Every Saturday Until December 16th

Eat Fresh, Buy Local, Build Community




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bring your own bag, and shop with us this Saturday, October 14th!




Cooking Demo


Presented by:

Free tasting samples and recipes for healthy, hot infused water drinks. 

Multicare will also have free, fun produce recipes to make during football game days!






Every Saturday the Market offers diverse selections of these 

 fresh foods and artisan products:


local produce | tree & stone fruits   
foraged & cultivated mushrooms | cheeses (coming soon!)
pasture raised meats | wild caught fish, clams & oysters*  
berries | artisan foods | jams, jellies, vinaigrettes, syrups | baked goods   
honey | hazelnuts* | peanuts | eggs 
veggie starts | herbs | plants | cut flowers 
fresh baked breads (including dairy, soy, vegan, gluten & nut free) 
 handmade pastas and sauces | wine, cider, beer, craft distilleries 
ready-to-eat & enjoy foods | and so much more!


Open Every Saturday - 9AM to 2PM - Until December 16th!

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




Saturday, October 7, 2017


Celebrate the start of Fall Markets at this Saturday's Proctoberfest!   

Participating Vendors are:







This Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9AM-2PM - in the Kids Booth! 





Shop Fresh Every Saturday, 9AM-2PM, thru December 16th!






Saturday, September 30, 2017





Music @ The Market

Live Local Entertainent

Saturday, September 30th:




Saturday, September 23, 2017


-What's Fresh this Saturday, September 23rd-

Look for all your favorite late summer vegetables, fruit,  
and other locally produced foods this week at the Market.   
Get into early fall colors with our amazingly beautiful  

fresh-cut flowers and flowering plants.





Saturday, September 16, 2017


What's Fresh this Saturday, September 16th

Please don't miss the opportunity to shop the Market this Saturday.   

So much to see, taste, and choose from - it's really amazing what's available,

fresh from your local farms and producers. 






This Saturday, September 16th 9AM-2PM



The high school robotics teams from SAMI will bring robots of all different sizes: small robots made of Legos, robots the size of a toaster, and a robot the size of a coffee table (pictured below). These robots, along with the team's passion for spreading STEM to kids, will be very engaging to parents and kids alike. 




Saturday, September 9, 2017


What's Fresh this Saturday, September 9th

Early Apples are starting to arrive, and the Market is full of other early fall produce,  
such as beautiful, organic peppers of all shapes, colors, and sizes,  
cucumbers, eggplants, squash, and okra.  
Summer crops of fresh corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, peaches, berries and more, continue to grace us with their presence, making sustainable, seasonal eating  
a real pleasure of sights, tastes, and smells.



New Vendor at the Market!
Meet Jim Johnson
Johnson Berry Farm  

The Johnson Berry Farm is a small, farmer owned, 40 acre berry farm, located in Olympia.  Using the berries grown on their farm, Jim and Lisa Johnson produce an exciting assortment of Berry Jams, Spicy Berry Jams, Berry Vinaigrettes, Hot Berry Sauces, and Berry Syrups, that are now available every Saturday, 9AM-2PM at the Proctor Farmers' Market! 




Saturday, September 2, 2017


Shop, Eat, Plant LOCAL, this Labor Day Weekend!  

We'll look forward to seeing you this weekend when you shop for delicious, long weekend meals or Labor Day picnic gatherings.  Be sure and stock up with healthy food and snacks for the kids school lunches!






Saturday, August 26, 2017



Customer Survey
Saturday, 9:30AM- 1:30PM 

The Proctor Farmers Market is working with the
University of Puget Sound to improve your experience.


This Saturday, Dr. Lynnette Claire,

Professor, School of Business and Leadership

University of Puget Sound
will be on-site, taking your input
for the Proctor Farmers' Market Summer Survey.

Help the Market by answering a few, quick questions, and find out how you might be able to

participate in a focus group this fall with Dr. Claire and a team of her senior students.  



Vegetable of the Week


In addition to Eggplants, we have about every high quality, seasonal vegetable and fruit you could want. Shop tomorrow, and relish the sight of the Market, brimming with healthy,

locally grown or produced foods at your fingertips.





Saturday, August 19, 2017


Come do the "Dots"
Saturday, August 19th - 9AM-2PM 

Please stop by and visit the Rapid Market Assessment Team!

They will be on-site all day to do a
Dot Survey, collecting information from you to help the Market

Market customers participating in a Dot Survey 



What's Fresh this Saturday, August 19th

August is a wonderful month at the Farmers Market,
as the summer bounty starts to reach it's peak.   

Don't miss the tomato bonanza going on right now - with a huge assortment of conventional, heirloom and organic varieties to choose from. The first apples of the season are now in, zucchini is plentiful, and we continue to have a multitude of mushrooms, farmed and foraged, to choose from.  





Summer Fruit   

Right now we have delicious berries, luscious peaches and apricots

- fresh picked from local farms - each week at the Market. 




Saturday, August 12, 2017


August 6-12, 2017





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!


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.



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!




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.





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 



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






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!                






Saturday July 22, 2017


Don't miss the Bee Festival this Saturday!


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


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







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





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)



(Free Samples and Sales)

Finnriver Farm · Cidery

Reed's Sweet Wine

Stina's Cellars



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!





Fox Island Lavender Returns for a Limited Time This Saturday!






What's Fresh at the Market this Saturday:







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-





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.





Saturday, June 17, 2017


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




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!






Saturday, June 3, 2017





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 




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





 Parlor Blues Band 







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.




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!






Save The Date!

-Kids Day Event, June 3, 2017-




Saturday, May 20, 2017


It's time to start enjoying Spring produce!






Saturday, May 13, 2017


Annual Health & Wellness Day 

Saturday, May 13, 2017 

-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
10:30AM 11:30AM 12:30PM 
Free Tasting Samples | Free Recipe 




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. 



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!







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) 






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)





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!). 



What's Fresh this Saturday at the Market:


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




What's Fresh this Saturday, April 15th:





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






What's Fresh this Saturday, April 8th:





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.






Saturday, March 25th, Regular Season Opening Day






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






-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)





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.



Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2017







-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!



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!





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

Proctor Farmers' Market Cookbook...











Super Sponsors
City of Tacoma

Better Properties - North Proctor

Bruce Larson | John Frazier

Booth Sponsors

Zestful Gardens


University Puget Sound

Pierce County
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