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Double your EBT Benefits with

- 2017 Fresh Bucks -

available at the Market Info Booth

every week through Dec. 16, 2017!

 

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*WIC & *Senior FMNP

gladly accepted.

June 1st-Oct 31st

*(Women, Infanct, & Children)

*(Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Plan)


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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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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 Proctor Farmers' Market is Hiring!

Site Set-Up and Tear Down Position

 

To support the weekly operations of our year-round, outdoor venue, the Market is now looking to fill a

Site Set-up and Tear-down position. The ideal candidate will enjoy high physical exertion, is comfortable working outdoors (including inclement weather), and is extremely reliable.

Experience with event production and operations preferred, but not required.

 

Please click on the link below to access the complete job description

with Saturday hours and required qualifications:

 

Staff_Site_SetUp_TearDown_Position

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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)

 

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

 

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

9AM - 2PM

 

Hunger Awareness Community Food Drive

 

Don't miss this important Market Event!

 

-Help Feed the Hungry this Holiday Season-

 

-IT'S EASY TO GIVE-
Just buy extra produce and products from your favorite vendors, and donate whatever you can

at the Market to support Tacoma's local Food Banks who will be on-site all day:

                  

 

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What's Fresh

 

It'll be chilly for this week's Market, so bundle up, and come on out for all that fresh from local farms,

just in time for your Thanksgiving shopping!
We have hot food, hot drinks, great entertainment, and vendors with warm smiles will greet you!

 

 

Every Saturday the Market offers diverse selections of these 

 fresh foods and artisan products:

 

local produce | tree & stone fruits   
foraged & cultivated mushrooms | cheeses
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!
*seasonal 

 

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

 

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

 

Military Appreciation Day at the Proctor Farmers’ Market!

 

In honor of Veterans Day,

the Proctor Farmers’ Market will pay tribute to active and retired Military

this Saturday, November 11 from 9a.m. to 2p.m.

with our annual Military Appreciation Day Event.

   
Free Tote to first 100 Guests*
(retired and active) 
Discounts at Participating Vendors*
(retired & active)  
*with Military ID  
Totes available at the Market Info Booth!
 

Please be sure and visit the Proctor District Association's  "Start Your Giving Early" Booth,

and learn how you can help support the American Lake Veterans Hospital 

 

 

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What's Fresh!

 

It's time to start planning Thanksgiving menus
using the Market's abundant late season fresh fruits and vegetables!

 

 

Every Saturday the Market offers diverse selections of these 

 fresh foods and artisan products:

 

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Don't miss the Halloween fun at Proctor Treats on Tuesday, Oct. 31st between 4 PM & 6 PM.

Kids can dress up in their costumes, and collect treats from local businesses and organizations at this safe, family friendly event presented by the Proctor District Association.

 

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Special Halloween Kids Booth

 

Guest Host this Saturday, Oct. 28th:

 
Tacoma Children's School will be back in the Kids' Booth this Saturday with tons of Halloween fun!  
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Check out the inside of a pumpkin, explore mysterious touchy-feely boxes, 
and make spooky art to take home.  
Get information about the schools' brand-new Winter Session of art, science, and sensory classes.  
See you there! 

 

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They're Back..... 

Bloom Creek Cranberry Farm returns this Saturday, Oct. 28th,  
and will once again sell their popular 
Stevens Cranberries and Willapa Red Cranberries.  
Get them now, and stock up for the holidays (cranberries freeze well!).
 
Felix Mahr, Bloom Creek Cranberry Farm 

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What's Fresh!

There's so much to find at the Market every week, brought fresh to you by a dedicated community of local farmers, growers, and artisan food producers.
 
Thank you for supporting the Proctor Farmers Market, Rain or Shine!
See you on Saturday, 9AM-2PM
Open thru December 16th

 

 

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

New Cheese Vendors at the Proctor Farmers' Market!

 
Please join us in welcoming two new family farms this Sat., Oct. 21:
   
 
Burton Hill specializes in the crafting of farmstead cheeses  
made from their certified Grade A Raw Goat Milk.  
    
Stop by and check out their:
Goat Feta, Goat Blue Cheese, & Smoked Goat Blue Cheese.
Tasting Samples Available. 

 

Collin, Rebecca & Family - Burton Hill Farm

 

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Lost Peacock Creamery specializes in fresh and aged goat cheese and goat yogurt.  
Shop their:
Chevre, Halloumi, Tomme, Asiago, and sometimes Yogurt.

Tasting Samples Available.

 

Rachael, Matthew & Family - Lost Peacock Creamery

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Get wonderful local, fall produce, delicious ready-to-eat foods to warm you up,  

and so much more -- all brought fresh to you by our farmers, growers,

and artisan food producers every week.

 
Thank you for supporting the Proctor Farmers Market, Rain or Shine!
See you on Saturday, 9AM-2PM
Open thru December 16th
   

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

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

 

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Cooking Demo

11AM-1PM

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!

   

 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

 

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

 
Participating Vendors are:
 

 

 

 

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THE SOTAbots ARE BACK!   

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

 

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Music @ The Market

Live Local Entertainent

Saturday, September 30th:

 


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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.

 

 

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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. 

 

 

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KIDS BOOTH

This Saturday, September 16th 9AM-2PM

SEE THE SOTABOTS  

 

 
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. 

 

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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!
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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! 

 

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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!

 

 

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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