Sunday, June 27, 2010
South Tacoma Farmer's Market A Winner! Please Support!
Today was my first visit to the South Tacoma Farmer's Market.
I loved it.
I am in University Place and it was a quick trip down South 56th. Parking was super easy and ample. The market was larger than I expected, but what I really dug was that there was such a laid back, chill, Sunday feel. There were quite a few vendors that I've seen at my other markets that I attend. That was nice and familiar. However, I found a couple of new vendors that I was really excited about. Lucky Pig Farms had a charming mom and son team and I got farm fresh eggs and chicken breast from them. I overheard the farmer speak of letting the farm animals do their natural behaviors and have plenty of access to fresh air and land; most particularly, I enjoyed hearing the story of how the pigs romped in the mud yesterday. I don't consume meat, but my family does and I liked the attitude and respect of Lucky Pig Farms. I also enjoyed the kindly vendors at Northern Fish Company. I got the "salmon candy" sample for my husband which he loved. We rounded out our purchases with fresh asparagus and raspberries. Delicious!
And what I think is even more delicious is the fact that this part of Tacoma has a little treasure like this. It's good for the area, good for the local businesses, and good for the farmer's market process as a whole. Being on a Sunday, this helps accessibility. Tacoma folk and beyond: PLEASE visit this market. Let it thrive. It's good for all of us.