Grocery stores are successful because they supply consumers with convenience, and convenience matters. Yet, going to the grocery store means scanning boxes and bags for important tags, ranging
Farm Fresh at the Market
Grocery stores are successful because they supply consumers with convenience, and convenience matters. Yet, going to the grocery store means scanning boxes and bags for important tags, ranging between organic to free range, and gmo-free to low fat. It’s dizzying to find the least processed food for you and your family in a market flooded with options. What if there was a way to find minimally processed, locally grown, delicious food?
Let me introduce you to The Tacoma Farmers Market. Established in 1990 by community activists Norma Honeysett and Marcia Moe, the market had a noble goal; to bring life to downtown Tacoma. Fast forward 18 years later, and their vision is a success. Norma and Marcia opened three markets that now, focus on the East, Broadway and Point Ruston districts. These locations provide fresh produce to the local community and take place once a week. You now have plenty of options for produce!
The Tacoma Farmers Market gives community members the ability to choose handcrafted quality products. You’ll find vendors dedicated to their craft, free from pressure to pack preservatives into plastic boxes. Crops are recently picked, food is prepared in front of you, flowers are flowing with life and honey is held in mason jars. The best thing about the market is that products are designed with YOU in mind. Surrounding yourself with lovely flavors and aromas doesn’t hurt either!
It’s not just raw produce and ingredients, however. This market has given vendors the opportunity to transform their hobby into a business. These categories include metalwork, carpentry, clothes and handmade soaps and candles. For more information regarding the market; visit tacomafarmersmarket.com.
Written by Hunter Martin
Craig has lived in Tacoma his whole life. In 1989, Craig graduated from PLU. Armed with excellent communication skills, Craig worked with Nordstrom and Motorola. His success in sales propelled him to ....
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