Columbia City Farmers Market

From the Rainier Valley Post…

This month, the Columbia City Farmers Market – what CNN calls one of the best in the country – starts up again with more than 30 farmers and food vendors selling a vibrant assortment of early spring greens, organic poultry and meats, fabulous cheeses, fresh eggs, wild salmon and seasonal cut flowers.

In addition to the farmers’ offerings, the market has a wide selection of prepared and ready-to-eat foods. New this year is Firefly Kitchen with kimchees and sauerkrauts made from farm-fresh, local vegetables; Hot Cakes with mini-molten chocolate cakes; Jonboy’s hand-made caramels in delicate and unique flavors; Shophouse Seattle with Thai street food and Panacea Food with seasonal prepared dishes featuring what’s fresh on the market tables, as well as sauces, dressings and condiments that compliment the farmers’ fresh offerings.

Opening Day kicks off at 3 pm on Wed., April 27, with a parade through the market by the Franklin High School Marching band, followed by live music from Squirrel Butter.