Cascade Farmers Market Expected to Arrive June 25
Everybody knows the best food is fresh and local. Imagine ripe red tomatoes, blistering hot peppers, and an eye-popping array of fresh fruits and veggies via a Farmers Market, right in the middle of the South Lake Union neighborhood! Your dreams will come true Thursday, June 25, when the Cascade Farmers Market opens at 4:00 p.m. on Pontius Ave. between Thomas and Harrison streets, next to Cascade Park.
The Market is an outgrowth of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Neighborhood Development Committee. LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building and neighborhood sustainability. A market devoted to local food and artisanal products dovetails with the committee’s overall mission, according to Cameron Hall, an architect in SLU who serves on the LEED-ND Committee, as well as the Market Steering Committee.
In January, the Market Steering Committee began finalizing plans to bring a Farmers Market to SLU, Hall said, when Pike Place Market reached out as a partner, along with the city and community organizations and civic groups, to bring the market to the neighborhood.
Commitments from 15 to 20 vendors are being lined up, as well as chefs for cooking demonstrations, musicians and other performers. While grant monies, if approved, will help support the market this year, the Market’s Steering Committee will work with the community to carry the Market forward financially next year.