Strolling through the farmers market, basket on your arm, is a wonderful spring pastime in the Northwest.
You feel like you are discovering the nicest — and certainly the freshest — fruit, vegetables, eggs, cheese and flowers produced by people right in your community. This month, look for tender lettuces, asparagus and rhubarb, honey and new-laid eggs. The selections build through the summer. You can start looking for strawberries and cherries next month.
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Arlington Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, July 6 to Sept. 14, Legion Park, 200 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; 425-330-6105; www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com.
Bailey Vegetables: Weekends, June through July, daily August through October, 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-568-8826; www.baileyveg.com.
Bayview Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26, Bayview Corner, Highway 525 and Bayview Road; 360-321-4302; www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.
Biringer Farm Arlington: Strawberry and raspberry sales and U-pick berries daily, mid-June through July, 21412 59th Ave. NE, Arlington; 425-259-0255. See www.biringerfarm.com for updates and satellite berry sale locations.
Bothell Farmers Market: Noon to 6 p.m. Fridays, June 3 through Sept. 30, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-483-2250; www.countryvillagebothell.com.
Bryant Park Blueberry Farm: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during harvest season, mid-July through late August, 5628 Grandview Road, Arlington; 360-474-8424; www.bryantblueberries.com.
Carleton Farm Produce: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, 630 Sunnyside Blvd. SE, Everett; 425-334-2297; www.carletonfarm.com.
Clinton Farmers Market: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, July 11 through August; 6315 Storkson Drive (behind the Dairy Queen), Clinton; 425-308-1894; www.clintonchamberofcommerce.org.
Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries and Vegetables: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, early July to November, 11827 Reiner Road, Monroe; 360-793-2114.
Edmonds Museum Garden Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 22, Fifth Avenue and Bell Street in the public safety parking lot; 425-776-7201; www.historicedmonds.org.
Edmonds Museum Summer Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, June 29 through Oct. 5 (except Aug. 10 during Taste of Edmonds), Fifth Avenue and Main Street in downtown Edmonds; 425-776-7201; www.historicedmonds.org.
Everett Friday Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, July 19 to Oct. 4, in the Everett Mall Sears parking lot; 425-422-5656; email@example.com or www.fridayfarmersmarketeverettmall.com.
Everett Sunday Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, June 2 to Oct. 6, 1600 W. Marine View Drive. Call 425-258-3356 or see www.everettfarmersmarket.net.
Foster’s Country Market: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May 25 through Oct. 31, at 5818 Highway 530 NE, Arlington; 360-435-6516; www.fosterscornmaze.com/summer.html.
Garden Treasures: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 3328 Highway 530, Arlington; 360-435-9272; www.arlingtongardentreasures.com.
Greenbank Farm Sunday Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, May through September, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Whidbey Island; 360-678-7710; www.greenbankfarm.com.
Lake Forest Park Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 20, High 522 and Highway 104, Lake Forest Park; 206-366-3302; www.thirdplacecommons.org/farmers-market.
Maltby Produce Market: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through December, 19523 Broadway Ave., rural Snohomish; 360-668-0174; www.flowerworldusa.com/produce.html.
Marshland Fruit and Produce Market: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October; 8102 Marsh Road, Snohomish; 360-563-1200.
Mukilteo Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June through September, 609 Front St., Mukilteo; 425-418-6064; www.mukilteofarmersmarket.org.
Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Metcalf and Ferry streets, Hammer Heritage Square Park, Sedro-Woolley; 360-202-7311; www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com.
Snohomish Farmers Market: 3 p.m. to sunset Thursdays through Oct. 3, Cedar Avenue between First and Pearl streets, in downtown Snohomish; 425-423-8414; snohomishfarmersmarket.blogspot.com.
Skykomish Open Air Market: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. second Saturdays of the month through Sept. 10, Depot Park along Railroad Avenue in Skykomish; 360-677-2135.
South Whidbey Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through October, South Whidbey Tilth’s Sustainable Agriculture Center, 2812 Thompson Road, Highway 525 and Thompson Road, 6.7 miles north of the Clinton ferry landing; 360-632-4451; www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.
Stocker Farms: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, mid-June to Nov. 3; 10622 Airport Way, Snohomish; 360-568-7391; www.stockerfarms.com.
Willis Tucker farmers market: 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, June 7 through the second week of September, Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, three miles east of Mill Creek; 206-683-8209; www.marketatwillistucker.wordpress.com.
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