If you are like most people living here in beloved Pierce County, you get a lot of enjoyment out of being able to support our local small businesses. One of the best ways to do this is to gather your weekly groceries from one of our many sensational farmers markets.

There are tons of markets throughout the county for you to check out and try, but here are a few of our favorites.

Proctor Farmers Market

Dates: Every Saturday (March 24th - December 15th, 2018)
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: N 27th & Proctor St., Tacoma, WA 98407

Staycation Day 2 by Nostepinne
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It should come as no surprise that the Proctor Farmers Market made our list of the best markets here in Pierce County. Everything about the Proctor Farmers Market, from the produce to the entertainment, and everything in between, makes it a favorite among locals.

The Proctor Farmers Market works hard to keep fees low for farmers to make it one of the most accessible markets for local vendors to share and sell their produce. Unlike many other local markets that have a strong emphasis on arts and crafts, the Proctor Farmers Market focuses mainly on fresh, local food.

Puyallup Farmers Market

Dates: Every Saturday (April 21st - October 13th, 2018)
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Park Pavilion (330 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371)

The Puyallup Farmers Market opens for the season on April 21st. At the Puyallup Market, you will discover all of your favorite farmers bringing their best hanging baskets, veggie and fruit starts, flowers and more – all grown right here in Washington.

Add in a variety of artisan crafters, specialty food vendors, unique and respected non-profits, plus top-notch entertainment, and you'll see why the Puyallup Farmers Market is a premier regional experience you don't want to miss whether you live here or are just visiting.

Tacoma Farmers Markets

Broadway Market, Tacoma by SounderBruce
Photo taken by SounderBruce (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Dates, times, and locations: Multiple. Click here for more details on each market.

The Tacoma farmers markets have been serving Washington for nearly 30 years. Their mission is to preserve the Pierce County farmlands and help local farms to grow and thrive. They feature multiple locations including Broadway, Point Ruston, Eastside and South Tacoma.

These markets are open-air, European style marketplaces showcasing locally produced foodstuffs and artisan items with local performers setting the live entertainment ambiance. As community gathering places, they offer education about living a healthy life through various means associated with fresh, slow foods.

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