About Columbia City
City is the central business district of Southeast Seattle. A Seattle landmark, the
business districts beautifully restored, turn-of-the-century brick buildings
are often likened to a Hollywood movie set.
The Market Location
The market location is on Rainier Avenue South and
South Edmunds. There is ample free on-street and off-street parking.
For a map of the area, click
The Market Potential
Within the primary market area, the weekly
aggregate expenditure on food consumed at home is $2.7 million, which includes over a
quarter-of-a-million dollars ($254,883) on fresh vegetables and fruit.
During the market season, June through
households within the primary market area will spend $5.3 million on fresh produce and
another $2.6 million on bakery products. Although the Columbia City
Farmers Market is open only one day a week, and then for just 4 hours,
it is already capturing nearly 4 percent of all sales. Within the
next 5 years, the Market is expected to capture about 7 percent of sales
with income earned by farmers exceeding over one-half million
.The Market Area
Over 45,000 people reside in the primary market
area which includes Columbia City, Mt. Baker, Seward Park and Beacon Hill
The market-area is remarkably affluent, with 22.4% of the households having an
annual income between $37,000 and $65,000 (the national average is 8.1%).