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Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018




- Fresh Bucks -

Only two more Markets left to redeem

2018 Fresh Bucks!

Fresh Bucks expire in the year they are issued - so if you have some Fresh Bucks with an expiration date of '12/15/18' hurry to the Market on Dec. 8 and Dec 15, and redeem them for fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, or vegetable starts!  




*WIC & *Senior FMNP

gladly accepted.

June 1st-Oct 31st

*(Women, Infants, & Children)

*(Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Plan)




For more information and a video on

the City of Tacoma's BYOB ordinance,

click here.  

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.



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





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

The Proctor Farmers' Market Is Hiring!


Site Set-Up and Tear-Down Position Available. 

Click on the link below for a full job description,  

and apply to become part of the team!


Staff - Site Set-Up and Tear-Down Position 2018



2018 Proctor Farmers' Market Application Now Available!

Applications are now available for:

Current, renewing Proctor Farmers' Market 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" link (upper left on this page), and then on "Become a Vendor"

and follow the instructions!



Saturday, December 8, 2018

(Open Saturdays Until December 15, 2018)


Shop for Holiday Goods from your local farms and artisan food businesses!


Here's what you can expect to find at the December Markets:   


local produce | tree & stone fruits

foraged & cultivated mushrooms | cheeses  
pasture raised meats | wild caught fish | clams & oysters  
berries (frozen & fresh) | artisan foods | jams, jellies,syrups 
honey | hazelnuts | peanuts | eggs 
veggie starts* | herbs | landscape plants | cut flowers, decorative wreaths 
fresh baked breads & baked goods (including dairy, soy, vegan, gluten & nut free) 
wine, cider, & craft distilleries 
ready-to-eat & enjoy foods | and so much more!



Double your EBT Benefits with Fresh Bucks every Saturday in the Market Info Booth.


Subscribe to the Market's Mobile Responsive Weekly Newsletter

(emailed every Thursday)


Click on the Blue Box above and get:


-A Week-to-Week List of Vendors Attending the Market

-The Latest Information and Updates on Market Happenings and Events

-Delicious Seasonal Recipes

-Cooking Demo 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, December 1st, from 9AM - 2PM 

(Open Saturdays Until December 15, 2018)


Cooking Demo this Saturday - Free Samples, Free Recipes featuring fresh, local Market ingredients:





December Markets are bursting with holiday gift and food ideas!




We are open this Saturday, Nov. 24th, from 9AM - 2PM 

(Open Saturdays Until December 15, 2018)



It's Small Business Saturday, so please stop by and shop locally -- bring family and friends, have lunch, listen to some great music, and browse a diverse selection of fresh produce, meats, fish, baked goods, cheeses, ready-to-eat foods, wine, cider, and so much more.    


We also have a variety of naturally beautiful hand-crafted wreaths, artisan foods,

and Gift Certificates, to help you start your holiday shopping early!



This Saturday in the Kids Booth!

Bring your own camera for photos, and visit with

Ft. Nisqually's Father Christmas





Saturday, November 17, 2018


(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)


Bring your Thanksgiving shopping list to the Market this Saturday, and consider buying a few extra items to donate to our 'Hunger Awareness Community Food Drive.'


Help fight hunger at our annual community food drive this Sat., Nov 17th, from 9AM-2PM!
Buy extra produce & products from your favorite vendors, and donate at the Market.
Local food banks Feed253 and St. Leo Food Connection will be onsite all day to collect your donations.





Holiday Cooking Demo 

November 17, 9AM-2PM





Saturday, November 10, 2018


(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)


In Honor of Veterans Day*

the Market will host  
Military Appreciation Day
this Saturday, 
November 10, 2018
*Sunday, November 11
Observed date:

Monday, November 12





Saturday, November 3, 2018


(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)


Let the November Markets Begin!  

We have all your local fall harvest favorites:

cranberries, hazelnuts, winter squash, potatoes (now in - all kinds!), gorgeous Brussels sprouts, cabbages, flavorful onions, garlic, carrots, beets, greens galore, apples, pears, and more. 






Fresh Bucks Are Available Every Saturday Until December 15, 2018!




Saturday, October 27, 2018


(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)




What's Fresh - Fall Markets  



Kids Booth Fun!




October 20, 2018

(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)


Seasonal produce and fruit continues to pour into the Market.

Support local farms and food producers by shopping the Fall Markets!





Saturday, October 13 2018


(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)



Enter to win a Proctoberfest Pumpkin!

-What: Enter to Win one of five locally grown pumpkins from Cottage Gardens!

-Where: Enter to Win at the Market Info Booth 
(next to the Music @ the Market Booth)
No Purchase Necessary

-When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 9AM-2PM
Rain or Shine!




Saturday, October 6, 2018


Celebrate the start of Fall Markets at this Saturday's Proctoberfest!  
Brats Grilled Fresh at Gateway to India!
Participating Vendors are:






Be sure and check out our Cooking Demo, too!




Saturday, September 29, 2018


(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)





Rent Mason Bees will be at the market accepting leafcutter bee rental  
returns from the 2018 summer season.   
Visit their booth to learn about mason and leafcutter bees  
and how you can rent solitary bees for next spring


 Leafcutter Bee Blocks 


-Free Demonstration- 
Learn how to clean cocoons in order to preserve the health of mason bees  
and keep down mite populations.
Mason bee cocoons inside of nesting block ready to be cleaned



Saturday, September 22, 2018


(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)


What's Fresh & Local


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 landscape plants.  




Here's what you can expect to find at the September Markets:   

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



Double your EBT Benefits with Fresh Bucks every Saturday in the Market Info Booth.


Subscribe to the Market's Mobile Responsive Weekly Newsletter

(emailed every Thursday)


Click on the Blue Box above and get:


-A Week-to-Week List of Vendors Attending the Market

-The Latest Information and Updates on Market Happenings and Events

-Delicious Seasonal Recipes

-Cooking Demo 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, September 15, 2018


(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)




Washington State is famous for their apples and cherries,

but no one can argue that peaches aren't at the top of the list too! 


Fragrant, tasty and healthy, this glorious summer colored stone fruit is now available in abundance

at both Martin Family Orchard and RP Guerrero Organic Farms. 





Kids Booth - this Saturday, September 15th  


SOTAbots Are Back!


The SOTAbots are a Washington robotics team combining nontraditional High School students

from The Industrial Design and Engineering Arts School (iDEA),

Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA)

and Tacoma Science and Math Institute (SAMi).  


Their robots, along with the team's passion for spreading STEAM

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math),

are fun and engaging for kids and parents alike.





Saturday, September 8, 2018


(We're Open Until December 15, 2018)


Here's some of 'What's Fresh & Local' at this Saturday's Market!




Saturday, September 1, 2018

9AM - 2PM


Shop, Eat, Plant LOCAL this Labor Day Weekend!
We'll look forward to seeing you this Saturday when you shop for delicious,

long weekend meals or a late summer barbecue or picnic.


Special 'Back to School' Fun in the Kids Booth, too!





Here's some of 'What's Fresh & Local' for the Labor Day Weekend!




Saturday, August 25, 2018


Meet Our Newest Vendor!


Lava Lava Donuts






Saturday, August 18, 2018


Summer Markets  

It's midway through August, and the Market is bursting with fresh produce,
just-picked berries and fruit, all kinds of delicious artisan foods,  
and blooming flower, vegetable, and landscape plants.   




Saturday, August 11, 2018


This Saturday, the Proctor Farmers' Market
will host special activities in honor of


National Farmers Market Week! 





Why Celebrate Farmers Markets?

In addition to providing an entrepreneurial path to financial sustainability  
1. Increase access to nutritious food

2. Help preserve farmland and stimulate local economies

3. Kids and adults alike learn more about where their food comes from  
when they get to know the producers.

4. Markets are also wonderful community places to meet friends, have family outings, 
and buy fresh from the farm or locally produced food.

Special Activities:

-Cooking Demos-


Celebrate National Farmers Market Week with a 'Taste of Summer' Produce & Fruit!

Cooking Demo #1 - 11:15AM-11:45AM
'Refrigerator Pickles'
-Learn to pickle your favorite produce from the Market:  
Cauliflower, Carrots,Green Beans, Cukes ... you name it!
-'Blackberry-Rhubarb-Lime Jam'
-Free tasting samples of the Center's special recipe.
Cooking Demo #2 - 9AM-2PM 
(FCCLA - Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)
'Summer's Bounty Gazpacho'
 -Free recipe and tasting samples all day! 



-Kids Booth-

Watermelon Craft & Tasting Samples for Kids!    

Teacher Lorraina will help Kids create and paint their own watermelon art, using non-toxic tempera paints, all while learning fun facts and enjoying a free tasting sample of red or yellow watermelon!  



-Community Booth-

Our community Booth guest will be the Tacoma Tool Library.
The Tacoma Tool Library 'is all about sustainability-promoting environmental sustainability through shared resources, and promoting a sustainable community by maintaining a place for people to learn

and engage each other in improvement projects.' 


Support your Farmers Market this Saturday, August 11th! 





Saturday, August 4, 2018 


The Proctor Farmers' Market will celebrate Proctor Arts Fest
on Saturday, August 4th with extended hours from 9am to 4pm!

Shop fresh-from-the-farm summer bounty and artisan foods, enjoy an all-day music line-up, stop by the Kids Booth and make a special Arts Fest craft, visit El Chito (tamales), Europa Bistro (pizza),

Gateway To India (Indian cuisine), Green Heart Smoothie (fruit & green smoothies)

Jan Parker Cookery (Filipino cuisine), and Pampeana Empanadas (baked empanadas) for snacks or lunch. Finish your day of art, food, and community with a Seattle Pops hand-made fruity or creamy popsicle!




   August at the Market  

 It's August, and here's some seasonal late summer favorites to look for: 
Farm Fresh Produce:  
Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Eggplants,  
and (coming soon) Chanterelle Mushrooms!
Just-Picked Fruit: 

Peaches, Berries (fragrant blueberries, raspberries & blackberries),

Nectarines, and juicy Red & Yellow Watermelons  


Blooming Baskets & Perennials





Saturday, July 28, 2018


What's Fresh!  
The high summer bounty is really hitting the Market right now.  
Don't miss the opportunity to taste the season's just-picked,  
fresh from the farm produce and fruit.   
Look for:

luscious peaches, fragrant blueberries, raspberries & blackberries, sweet corn,

juicy red and yellow watermelons, early eggplants and peppers, zucchini,

broccoli, crunchy green beans, and much more.  





Saturday, July 21, 2018


Meet Our Newest Vendor!

Gig Harbor based company  a Small Specialty specializes in the creation of delectable homemade salsas and sauces. Founder and flavors creator Rebecca Small utilizes the freshest local harvest to craft bold taste sensations which are the hero of any snack platter, or the star accompaniment to your favorite recipe.

Please welcome Becca with a visit to her booth (at Madison & 27th) for samples and sales of fresh made salsa, veggie ketchup, ground mustard, and special lemonades. 








Saturday, July 14, 2018

Summer is officially here!

Corn, Blueberries, Raspberries,Tomatoes (Heirlooms, too!)

delectable Redhaven Peaches, first of the season! 




Saturday, July 7, 2018


Vineyard & Orchard Day Event! 

Celebrating our Local Vineyards and Orchards with:
-Wine & Cider Tastings
-Cooking Demo with Free Tasting Samples
featuring 'Fruit Compote with Cake & Cider Syrup'
-Special Vendor Discounts from these participating Vendors:  

Martin Family Orchards

RP Guerrero Farm






Happy 4th of July from the Proctor Farmers' Market!






Saturday, June 30, 2018


What's Fresh -  
Rainier Cherries have arrived! 

Did you know that the Rainier Cherry was developed in 1952 at Washington State University by Harold Fogle, and named after Mount Rainier?  It is a cross between the 'Bing' and 'Van' cultivars. Click here and here for more information on this iconic, beautiful, and delicious cherry whose arrival we all anticipate in late June.




Saturday, June 23, 2018


Don't miss the Proctor Farmers' Market Bee Festival!


Featuring Special Guest:

Since one out of every three bites of food we eat is available thanks to honey bees, we host this annual event to help educate the community about the declining bee population, and what they can do to “Bee A Pollinator.”


This year’s special guest host is Rent Mason Bees who will provide expert demonstrations and information about bees and bee keeping.


The Market will also feature Special Vendor Discounts, and a

Cooking Demonstration with Free Tasting Samples hosted by

Lathan Frantz of





Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy Father's Day!
-Start Father's Day Weekend at the Market-

- Treat Dad to a breakfast or lunch at

Jan Parker Cookery (Ube Pancakes!), Europa Bistro (woodfired pizza),

El Chito Tamales, or Gateway to India,

and then shop for wonderful fresh produce, meats, fish, clams, oysters,  

and fine artisan foods to make him a great meal.

Ube Pancakes. 
Father's Day Brunch:   
- For a terrific Father's Day brunch pick up fresh farm eggs, bacon, strawberries,  

artisan bread, scones or muffins.


Mystical Concoctions, Wine, Cider & Spirits:  
- Gift your favorite Dad with an all natural 'nearly mystical' beverage mixer from  
Bona Fide Potents, a bottle of local wine from Long Road Winery,  

cider from Cockrell Hard Cider, or spirits from Chambers Bay Distillery.



Garden Gifts:

Forget the tie, and look for landscape plants, trees, perennials, veggie, and herb starts.

Get Poppies ready to plant at

Calendula Farm 


Food Related Father's Day Sentiments:  

- Gift Certificates are available in any amount in the Market Info Booth!

What's Fresh:


Saturday, June 16th

Now in:



Snap Peas; Fava Beans; Snow Peas; Zucchini; Squash Blossoms




Saturday, June 9, 2018


Thank you!


Photo left: Kids 'Taste of the Market' Cooking Demo hosted by the Franklin Pierce High School FCCLA Club
Photo right: Market attendees enjoy the sun, fun, and educational Kids Day booths last Saturday.  
Thank you to the local businesses, schools, and parks who made last Saturday's
2018 KIDS DAY a huge success!
Franklin Pierce HIgh School FCCLA Club 'Kids Taste of the Market' Cooking Demo 


What's Fresh!





Saurday, June 2, 2018

Don't miss the Kids Day Event at the Market!





Saturday, May 26, 2018





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





Saturday, May 19, 2018


Thank you to the local practitioners and professionals who made last Saturday's
2018 Health & Wellness Day a success!


Top photos row (left to right): 

*Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
for their fantastic Cooking Demo, featuring free tasting samples of
'Asparagus & Mushroom Salad'



What's Fresh (in May) 

May is an exciting month to shop the Market. 

As the weather warms, more produce arrives every week,

and locally grown veggie starts and plants fill vendor stalls. 

What better way to spend time on a Saturday than getting outside,
enjoy some local music, shop for healthy foods,
and get a delicious breakfast, lunch, or snack while you stroll the Market! 

top, left to right: Jan Parker Cookery | Peto Gardens | L'Arche Farm & Gardens 
bottom, left to right: Seattle Pops | Cottage Gardens | Green Heart Smoothie 




Saturday, May 12, 2018



Special Mother's Day Event!

'Health & Wellness Day'


Mother's Day is Sunday May 13th, so come on out to the Proctor Farmers’ Market this Saturday, May 12th

and enjoy our special ‘Health & Wellness Day’ Event,

while you shop for flowers, food, and gifts, or just enjoy a family or friends outing.


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

Healthy Cooking Demos with Free Tasting Samples! 


Free Information and Demonstrations from:


*Family, Career and Community Leaders of America




Saturday, May 5, 2018



-Another sign of Spring-

Seattle Pops Arrive at the Market this Saturday!


Handmade Seattle Pops are inspired by the traditional Mexican Paleta, which come in two varieties:

Fruit Based & Milk Based. Using seasonal, fresh, and local ingredients, no artificial flavors or coloring, real organic-cane sugar ( never any high fructose corn syrup), Seattle Pops are all-natural, and as fresh as you can get them:
-Fruity Pops are 100% Vegan.
-Creamy pops are Milk Based.
-All of Seattle Pops are Gluten Free. 

Seattle Pops come in Fruity and Creamy Flavors. 



Save The Date!

Annual Health & Wellness Day 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 
(Mother's Day Weekend)  

-Local practitioners and professionals on-site all day
to share their knowledge.   
-Healthy Cooking Demos, with Free Tasting Samples!   



Saturday, April 28, 2018



Swing into Spring this Saturday at the Proctor Farmers' Market.


We will have just-picked Produce, Artisan Foods, Veggie Starts,

Plants, Flowers, Produce, Meats, Fish, New Vendors,

Local Music, a Kids Booth, & More!






Saturday, April 21, 2018



Spring Produce & Earth Day at the Market!


What's Fresh


Signs of Spring:


It's 'Tomato Time!' 

Grown locally, and ready for your garden:

        Tomato Starts: 4" and 1 Gallon sizes                                            Cherry Tomato Baskets



First of the season - just harvested Organic Asparagus!



April 21, 2018 | 9AM-2PM 

Help Sustain the Earth all year-round by:


-supporting sustainable farming, and eating more locally grown and produced foods from

  farmers markets to help reduce global green house gas emissions.


-Committing to some service to make an immediate difference, such as:

-planting a tree (available from Calendula Farm)
-or installing a rain barrel (available at Rain Barrels by Dan Borba).


-Visiting the City of Tacoma's Community Booth this Saturday at the Market, and learn about the Tacoma-Pierce County Bike Month,the 10th Annual Tacoma Bike Swap

& The Bike Everywhere Challenge.


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


  -Visiting the Kids Booth this Sat, where host The North Orchard-Delong Cooperative Preschool

-Recycled Paper Bookmarks

-Bumble Bands


Proctor Farmers' Market Green Initiatives:

The PFM continues to enjoy a City of Tacoma 'Green Excellence Certification' which helps events have a more sustainable impact on the environment. We provide bike racks, and work at reducing impact on landfills by recycling, and by donating 4,500 pounds of  excess produce in 2017 to our neighbor,

the Nourish Pierce County Food Bank.     




Saturday, April 14, 2018


9AM-2PM - Rain or Shine


Two Events - One Great Day at the Market!

57th Annual 
Tacoma's North End Proctor District 

10am-12:00 noon



The "Young At Heart" Special Event

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)



Saturday, April 7, 2018


- What's Fresh - 
FIVE New Vendors Join the 2018 Proctor Farmers' Market!
Be sure and stop by, say hello, and welcome them our Market community.  
Brown Paper Baking Co. | Artisan Sourdough Breads | Start Date: Mar 31 

 Jan Parker Cookery | Filipino Cuisine | Start Date: Mar 24



Kauffman Growers| Micro Greens | Start Date: Apr 7



Loki Fish Co. | Frozen & Smoked Wild Salmon | Start Date: Apr 14




Seattle Pops | All Natural, Locally Sourced Popsicles | Start Date: May 5  









Opening Day! Saturday, March 24th! 9 am–2 pm








Super Sponsors
City of Tacoma

Better Properties - North Proctor

Bruce Larson | John Frazier

Booth Sponsors

Zestful Gardens


University Puget Sound

Pierce County
Blue Mouse TheatreMarlene's
Teaching Toys
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