Washington Farmers Markets Celebrate Farmers – August 4-10th

The Washington State Farmers Market Association is pleased to announce that farmers markets across Washington are celebrating Washington State and National Farmers Market Week August 4, 2013.

For a copy of Governor Jay Inslee’s proclamation, for Washington State Farmers Market Week, click here

Join our 110 farmers markets for farm fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, berries, and grass fed meats,  cheeses, great music, and more.  Farmers markets provide a strong market place for farmers and communities to form direct relationships in a family-friendly atmosphere

According to Karen Kinney, Executive Director of the Washington State Farmers Market Association, “Washington State’s farmers markets are stronger than ever. Every year we see more and more local farmers market shoppers who realize how easy it is each week to find the freshest and tastiest food Washington farmers can grow. Getting to talk to the person who grew it and understand what it takes to bring great food to our dinner tables helps all of us appreciate the importance of ensuring we have a strong farming economy forever”.

This year, “Farmers Market Week Cooks!” features a simple, easily adaptable recipe that uses a short list of fresh and affordable ingredients that can be purchased from markets in every area of Washington during Farmers Market Week. Chef Jason Brzozowy, Executive Chef of Maria Hines Restaurants in Seattle developed the recipe. This recipe is easy to make, very affordable and highlights the fresh corn, peppers, and tomatoes overflowing at our farm tables right now.

click here for Sweet Corn and Pepper Salsa recipe.