An Outdoor Occasion With an Online Twist: Shop the Bellevue Farmers Market
From ‘donut’ peaches to pints of blueberries and raspberries, fresh green beans and zucchinis, there are countless items you can’t pass up at the Bellevue Farmers Market this summer. Rain, shine - or pandemic - shopping local and supporting farmers markets is a great way to support small vendors in our local economy. So worry not, because with social distancing guidelines in place, you can still enjoy fresh Washington produce, beautiful vibrant flowers, and delicious local food - all at the Bellevue Farmers Market.
Shopping the market this year poses different challenges, so BFM created an easy and quick “walk-through” layout at the market allowing shoppers to browse safely and comfortably. This new layout is all about cleanliness and efficiency, so the team at BFM recommends shoppers come prepared with the following:
- a thorough shopping list to make hunting for your items easy
- a face mask or face covering
- clean, reusable shopping bags, a basket, or other carrier
- a form of card payment, or small bills with exact change
BFM staff have gone above and beyond to make the outdoor market a safe and pleasant experience. Both the new layout and cleanliness plans were approved by the City of Bellevue and King County Public Health to ensure everyone is kept safe. Of course, BFM and local vendors encourage shoppers to limit unnecessary contact as much as possible, socially distance (and now) shop online!
Shoppers can pre-order a Bellevue Farmers Market “box” through the organization’s website or shop directly with many vendors through their online portals. BFM boxes include seasonal and fresh vegetables for two to four people with the choice to add fresh eggs to your purchase. These boxes support local farmers and keep your dollars flowing in the area economy.
However you shop, the Bellevue Farmers Market is open each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm, May through October. The market is located at 1717 Bellevue Way NE (in the parking lot of the Bellevue Presbyterian Church). For information on shopping the market online, visit the BFM website.
Continue supporting local farmers, artisans and producers and stop by the next Bellevue Farmers Market!
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