Discovering Farmer Markets Near Mason County Homes
Farmers markets are a fun way to grab your groceries for the week, spend some time outdoors, and support your local community.
We happen to be one of the few areas of the country that are fanatical about farmers markets, and we are proud to say that Western Washington has some of the best farmers markets in the country, if not the world.
Here are just a few of our favorite Mason County farmers markets that you should check out this weekend to buy some fresh & local produce, enjoy some entertainment, and grab a delicious meal.
Shelton Farmers Market
Every Saturday 9am-2pm from May to September you can shop till you drop at the Shelton Farmers Market, located at 207 Franklin Street Shelton, WA 98584. The organizers of the Shelton Farmers Market really go out of their way to create a bright, enjoyable experience for the entire family. They even feature two separate Kid’s Days to celebrate the beginning and end of Summer Vacation, with special activities like a treasure hunt where the kiddies can earn cool prizes.
What The Locals Say About Shelton Farmers Market
“I was looking for a place in town to purchase ranch eggs and found it here at Jay's. They had cage free white eggs and farm fresh brown eggs. There is a covered outside area with fruits, veggies, and some Christmas trees right now. The inside area has more fruits and veggies, whole bean coffee (Madrona) from a roaster in Tacoma, local honey, fresh raw goat's milk, tea, spices, small selection of meats, giant aloe vera leaves, a few smoked cheeses, and some bison and beef sticks that are really good. I'm giving this 5 stars based on it's clean, the staff are friendly and helpful, and so far this is the only farmer's style market I've found in Shelton.” - Joe
Olympia Farmers Market
Located at 700 North Capital Way in Olympia, you will find the fun and cheery Olympia Farmers Market, now open for its 43rd season, every Thursday through Sunday from 10 am - 3 pm. The Olympia Farmers market is one of the best local markets to grab a hot meal, as there are plenty of vendors offering hot food menus. There are also designated areas with tables and live bands you can enjoy while eating. It is important to note that some of the vendors only take cash, but there are ATM’s, so it is no big deal if you forget.
What The Locals Say About Olympia Farmers Market
“I love this market for its variety of vendors. You get homemade crafts from woodworking to needle crafts to homemade soaps to jewelry, etc. The majority of produce is organic. There are meats and seafood to purchase plus a variety of bakeries -- some with gluten-free options as well. I love the dairy farms that sell cheeses and fresh organic eggs. There are even home-baked goodies for your furry family members.” - Amie
Hunter Farms Market
The Hunter Farms market has been a part of Mason County since the late 19th century. The market is located right on the farm at 1921 E State Route 106 Union, WA and they are open every day from 9 am - 5 pm. The farm and market are family owned and operated, and you can bring the whole family out to purchase seasonal crops. In the Fall you can bring the kids to pick out the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, and in the Winter you can return again for select the family Christmas Tree.
What The Locals Say About Hunter Farms Market
“This spot is great for the fall and for fun festivities. They have booths and areas to walk around and view lots of pumpkins and greenery. They even have hot dog stands and other local stands that they promote. They have a small grocery store to buy local goods and items like honey, jams, jellies, etc. The drive out there is along the water and beautiful. I would certainly recommend it for a fun activity. They also are very family and kid friendly!”
Thinking Of Moving To Mason County?
If you love living a healthy lifestyle, you will truly love living here in Mason County! Not only are there plenty of farmers markets and farm stands throughout the county, but there are endless ways to get out and exercise while enjoying the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds us here.
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