Yesterday was the Grand Opening of the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market!* A cooperative of growers from Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, this market brings together the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer in locally grown cut flowers, greens and ornamentals.
Check out these beautiful pictures taken at the market’s Grand Opening yesterday!
Thanks to Rosemary Washington for her beautiful photographs of the market. Check out Rosemary’s blog!
See more pictures of the Seattle Growers Wholesale Market on our Facebook Page
As a PSFN member, the Seattle Wholesale Growers Cooperative sought technical assistance from NABC in establishing this cooperative and the market. NABC’s Jeff Voltz was essential in helping to organize the cooperative. PSFN is hosting a page for the market on our website and develops and sends the weekly fresh sheet for the market.
The market’s soft opening was April 20, but a cold spring delayed many crops by 3-4 weeks. Because of this, only some member farmers participated earlier in the season. Now the market is officially open for business and more and more vendors and crops will come each week.
Current Members of the Seattle Wholesale Market Cooeprative include:
Alaska Hardy Peony, Fritz Creek, AK
Charles Little & Company, Eugene, OR
Dan’s Dahlias, Oakville, WA
Everyday Flowers, Stanwood, WA
Glacier Peonies, Homer, AK
Gold Peak Flowers, Tillamook, OR
Greenwood Wholesale Floral, Seattle, WA
J. Foss Garden Flowers, Chehalis, WA
Jello Mold Farm, Mount Vernon, WA
North Fork Farm, Deming, WA
Oregon Coastal Flowers, Tillamook, OR
Peonies Plus, Elma, WA
The Cooperative and its market is a membership-based organization, and each farm pays to participate.
The Seattle Wholesale Growers Market is open for business Mondays 6 AM – 12 PM; Wednesdays 6 AM – 2 PM and Fridays 6 AM to 2 PM at the Original Rainier Brewery Building in the heart of Georgetown, 5840 Airport Way South, Seattle. This market is WHOLESALE ONLY. You must bring a copy of your Washington State Reseller’s Permit to obtain a buyer’s pass. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Diane Szukovathy at 206-290-3154.
*Not to be confused with PSFN’s Wholesale Markets! PSFN’s second seasons of Wholesale Markets in Seattle and Mount Vernon will begin again in mid-July. These food markets serve as a physical hub for producers and buyers of high-quality, locally-produced foods to meet one another and make purchases. This year, the Skagit Wholesale Market will be held on Thursday mornings, 8:30 -10:30 AM in the underpass parking lot of the Skagit Valley Food Coop, 202 South 1st Street in Mount Vernon. Interested vendors should contact Ann Leason, email@example.com. Details on the Seattle Wholesale Market will be released shortly.