The 15th annual Washington State Farmers Market Week begins August 3! Our beautiful state is home to 115 farmers markets that offer fresh, seasonal food grown by small farms in Washington. Farmers market purchases create stronger local food economies, supporting more than 1,000 unique farms. Check out the Washington State Farmers Market Association for a directory of farmers market locations and hours. 

Here at Pike Place Market, we are celebrating our 107th anniversary as Seattle’s original farmers market! Our farmers sell their fresh fruit, berries, vegetables, flowers, honey and herbs here on Pike Place throughout the year, and now bring their fresh produce to other downtown neighborhoods through our Express markets. Find out more about the Pike Place Market Farmers Market and Express markets on our website: www.pikeplacemarket.org

Tasty Beet Summer Salad Recipe 
Summer Watermelon, Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad 

Beat the heat and pamper yourself after a day of rambling through Pike Place Market with a lotion, potion or fragrance from The Soap Box, a boutique specializing in personal care items. Browse luxurious imported soaps, bubble baths and assorted bath toys and products like rubber ducks and aromatherapy body scrubs.
Find The Soap Box near original Starbucks, on Pike Place in the Soames-Dunn Building. 

Beat the heat and pamper yourself after a day of rambling through Pike Place Market with a lotion, potion or fragrance from The Soap Box, a boutique specializing in personal care items. Browse luxurious imported soaps, bubble baths and assorted bath toys and products like rubber ducks and aromatherapy body scrubs.

Find The Soap Box near original Starbucks, on Pike Place in the Soames-Dunn Building. 

Seattle Cutlery has provided Emerald City home cooks and star chefs with professional culinary knives since 1978. Located on Pike Place near the original Starbucks, SEACUT, as it is also known, has a gorgeous knife display worth ogling— even if the closest thing you get to cooking is a takeout menu. Check out their plethora of pocketknives and handy kitchen gadgets like cocktail shakers too!

Seattle Cutlery has provided Emerald City home cooks and star chefs with professional culinary knives since 1978. Located on Pike Place near the original Starbucks, SEACUT, as it is also known, has a gorgeous knife display worth ogling— even if the closest thing you get to cooking is a takeout menu. Check out their plethora of pocketknives and handy kitchen gadgets like cocktail shakers too!

Every Tuesday, from June-September, Pike Place Market holds a farmers market in downtown Seattle at City Hall Plaza on 4th Ave between Cherry and James St. from 10 am - 2 pm. Come join us next Tuesday!

SPINACH AND MUSHROOM PIZZA from Mt. Townsend Creamery  
Make your own homemade artisan pizza with ingredients from around Pike Place Market: farm fresh produce, local small batch Olympic Peninsula cheese, and house-made pizza dough from DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine. The frozen dough takes about two hours to thaw—cook it today or let it rise overnight.
1 recipe or package of pizza dough2 cups fresh spinach, chopped and patted dry1 cup mushrooms, sliced1 tomato, sliced1 8 ounce tub Mt. Townsend Creamery Fromage Blanc (original or truffle)
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.2. Roll out dough and place on a 12” pan.3. Spread tomato, spinach, and mushroom over the dough. Top with an even layer of cheese.4. Bake 15-20 minutes (or follow dough instructions) until the crust is lightly browned.5. Spread tomato, spinach, and mushroom over the dough. Top with an even layer of cheese.6. Bake 15-20 minutes (or follow dough instructions) until the crust is lightly browned.
Find fresh veggies on the farm tables on Pike Place. Shop for frozen pizza dough at DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine and visit Mt. Townsend Creamery for Fromage Blanc. Both stores are located in the Economy Market.

SPINACH AND MUSHROOM PIZZA from Mt. Townsend Creamery  

Make your own homemade artisan pizza with ingredients from around Pike Place Market: farm fresh produce, local small batch Olympic Peninsula cheese, and house-made pizza dough from DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine. The frozen dough takes about two hours to thaw—cook it today or let it rise overnight.

1 recipe or package of pizza dough
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped and patted dry
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1 8 ounce tub Mt. Townsend Creamery Fromage Blanc (original or truffle)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Roll out dough and place on a 12” pan.
3. Spread tomato, spinach, and mushroom over the dough. Top with an even layer of cheese.
4. Bake 15-20 minutes (or follow dough instructions) until the crust is lightly browned.
5. Spread tomato, spinach, and mushroom over the dough. Top with an even layer of cheese.
6. Bake 15-20 minutes (or follow dough instructions) until the crust is lightly browned.

Find fresh veggies on the farm tables on Pike Place. Shop for frozen pizza dough at DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine and visit Mt. Townsend Creamery for Fromage Blanc. Both stores are located in the Economy Market.

BLUEBERRY-PEACH COBBLER from the Pike Place Market Cookbook by Braiden Rex-Johnson
This is a magical dessert. The dough begins at the bottom of the casserole dish and travels to the top during baking. This bubbling-hot fruit cobbler is so good it doesn’t need a topping. Serves 6 - 8
½ cup butter or margarine1 cup flour¾ cup sugar2 teaspoons baking powder½ cup milk2 cups sliced peaches1 ½ to 2 cups blueberries½ cup sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Get out a 2 ½ quart baking dish.
2. While the oven preheats, melt butter in the baking dish in the oven, and set aside. Combine flour, the ¾ cup sugar, and baking powder; add milk and stir just until blended. Spoon batter over butter in baking dish, but do not stir.
3. Combine fruit and the ½ cup sugar. Spoon over batter, but do not stir. Bake until fruit is bubbly and crust is golden brown, 45 to 55 minutes. Serve warm.
Photo: Mike KaneCopyright 1992 Sasquatch Books 

BLUEBERRY-PEACH COBBLER from the Pike Place Market Cookbook by Braiden Rex-Johnson

This is a magical dessert. The dough begins at the bottom of the casserole dish and travels to the top during baking. This bubbling-hot fruit cobbler is so good it doesn’t need a topping. Serves 6 - 8

½ cup butter or margarine
1 cup flour
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup milk
2 cups sliced peaches
1 ½ to 2 cups blueberries
½ cup sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Get out a 2 ½ quart baking dish.

2. While the oven preheats, melt butter in the baking dish in the oven, and set aside. Combine flour, the ¾ cup sugar, and baking powder; add milk and stir just until blended. Spoon batter over butter in baking dish, but do not stir.

3. Combine fruit and the ½ cup sugar. Spoon over batter, but do not stir. Bake until fruit is bubbly and crust is golden brown, 45 to 55 minutes. Serve warm.

Photo: Mike Kane
Copyright 1992 Sasquatch Books