After 10 years in its location outside of Seattle Central Community College, the Capitol Hill Farmers Market is moving to a permanent home
The market, which features year-round local produce and artisanal foods, is moving a block north of its current location outside of Seattle Central Community College to East Denny Way between Broadway and 10th Avenue East, as well as the adjacent plaza in front of the light rail station entrance.
In a press release, market Manager Ele Watts said he is excited for the opportunity to expand the vendor base and local offerings
“This new site will help the market grow into an even more vibrant community space for the neighborhood,” Watts said. “We’ll be able to expand the number of vendors in the market, so shoppers will find a huge variety of fresh, local foods, beautiful flowers and delicious treats every Sunday, all year round.”
According to the press release, the move will provide security for the vendors at the farmers market and the community members who support and rely on it.
“Over the years, markets have been displaced by development and construction,” Neighborhood Farmers Markets Executive Director Jennifer Antos said in the release. “A permanent home for the Capitol Hill Farmers Market was prioritized by the community. With a long-term agreement in place, farmers and shoppers can rely on the market for fresh, local food for years to come.”
According to the release, Antos also sees a great deal of potential in the newly developed space for use by neighborhood residents.
“In addition to a home for the Capitol Hill Farmers Market, we are excited about being a part of an entirely new public place,” Antos said. “The AIDS Memorial Pathway, E Barbara Bailey Way, and the proximity to Cal Anderson Park all enhance the connection between residents, visitors and this place that we share.”