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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2017 Fresh Bucks* will be available at the

Proctor Farmers' Market starting on Sat, Jan. 14th!

 

 

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)

 

 


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.

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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, 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) 

 

 

 

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 | clams & oysters  

berries | artisan foods | jams & jellies | baked goods   

honey | hazelnuts* | 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   **coming soon

 

 

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, 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
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Better Properties - North Proctor
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