Resolution Restart At Your Farmer’s Market

If you are like most of the population, you’ve long since forgotten your New Year’s resolution by the time spring arrives. But if your pledge was to eat healthier, now is the time to get things back on track. Attend a local farmers market for fresh, nutritious local and organic offerings.

Starting in March and April, farmers are returning to their stalls with ripe fruit, handpicked vegetables and other farm-fresh foods that will inspire you to select nourishing as well as local fare. From small farms that dot the Key Peninsula, to the cattle ranches of Eatonville, to the large row-crop farms of the fertile Puyallup Valley, farms are a vibrant part of life throughout our region.

The South Sound boasts numerous farm-to-table markets to choose from. Usually more than just shopping awaits you. Get to know the grower at the Puyallup Farmers Market. Listen to live music or watch chef demonstrations at the Lakewood Farmers Market located around the fountain near City Hall. Make a day of it and explore the delights of Gig Harbor at the Waterfront Farmers Market. Check out the Olympia Farmers Market, where you can enjoy a wide array of food vendors. And a new year-round farmers market, modeled after the Granville Island Public Market, is in the works at the Tacoma hotspot Point Ruston.

So whether you are looking for a crispy addition for a verdant salad, some fresh eggs for a delicious quiche or a gift for a special friend, get to know our local farmers markets and whip that resolution into shape.

HILARY RYAN

Puyallup Farmers Market – puyallupmainstreet.com
Lakewood Farmers Market – cityoflakewood.us
Gig Harbor Farmers Market – gigharborfarmersmarket.com
Olympia Farmers Market – olympiafarmersmarket.com