Puyallup is always a fun place to shop, dine and explore, but there’s no better time to visit than during the weekly farmers’ market. Rain or shine, this indoor / outdoor market features some of the area’s best local products.
Puyallup Farmers’ Market opens in April and runs through mid-October. Every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm at Pioneer Park and Pavilion, you can find flowers, fruits, veggies, specialty food vendors, arts, crafts and more. Here are six sellers you should definitely check out.
1. Only Oatmeal
Don’t worry, they don’t sell bowls of mushy breakfast grains – they sell cookies! Only Oatmeal specializes in oatmeal cookies that are way more interesting and enticing than your standard raisin-laden treat. Choose from flavors like Oatmeal Caramel Apple, Oatmeal Double Chocolate Chunk and Oatmeal Toffee Almond, or go to the website and order custom cookies with whatever ingredients you want.
If you enjoy the chewy goodness of oatmeal cookies, this is a can’t-miss stop at the market.
2. Adam’s Mushrooms
Whether you’re looking for a pizza topping or a risotto flavor, mushrooms are a hearty and delicious choice.
Adam’s Mushrooms cultivates and forages high-quality mushrooms and other seasonally harvested wild foods. Find porcinis, chanterelles, black trumpets, morels and make them the star of your next culinary concoction.
3. Soap Cabin
Locally made by hand in small batches, the soaps at Soap Cabin are as lovely to look at as they are to smell. Choose from a variety of recipes with natural ingredients for a range of needs. A few examples include:
- Activated Charcoal Soap with tea tree oil is great for exfoliating oily skin
- Espresso Soap is perfect for mechanics and others trying to cut through grease and grime
- Goat Milk Oats & Honey Soap is gentle and moisturizing
4. Lumpia World
If you’re looking for something with a little zing, Lumpia World is the place to go. Enjoy delicious eats like lumpia, ginger pork, thai coconut rice, and soba noodle soup. These yummy options will keep you full while you wander around the market.
5. Gig Harbor Candy Company
Indulge your sweet tooth with handcrafted treats from Gig Harbor Candy Company. You’ll find English toffee, tiger butter, sea salt caramels and espresso bark. These candies are great to give as gifts, but they’re even better to keep for yourself.
6. Farm-Fresh Produce
The heart of any farmers’ market is the farmers, and Puyallup’s Farmers’ Market is no different. Come buy fruits, veggies and flowers directly from the people who grow them.
Vendors include Spooner Farms, Cottage Gardens, Red Barn Organic Farm, Fernandex Farms and many other local growers. If you’re going to be buying produce anyway, why not choose to buy fresh, local and seasonal?
Puyallup Farmers’ Market also features local musicians who serenade shoppers as well as glassblowers, beekeepers, arborists, ceramicists, woodworkers, oyster farmers and other makers and growers. To learn more and plan your visit, head to puyallupmainstreet.com/events/puyallup-farmers-market.