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The Columbia City Farmers Market

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A great place for a market!

Every Wednesday
May 21 - October, 2003
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
4801 Rainier Avenue South


About Columbia City

Colcity3.jpg (4711 bytes)Columbia City is the central business district of Southeast Seattle. A Seattle landmark, the business district’s beautifully restored,  turn-of-the-century brick buildings are often likened to a Hollywood movie set.

Upcoming Market Events

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 here

Important Information For Vendors

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 October, 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 dollars. 

.The Market Area

Over 45,000 people reside in the primary market area which includes Columbia City, Mt. Baker, Seward Park and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.   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%).

Applications to sell at the market available

Please contact:
Karen Kinney, Market Manager
4519-1/2 University Way NE #202
Seattle WA 98105
(206) 632-5234

Updated on 05/17/03
Contact: David Keyes

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