Last Updated 08/30/2019
FARMERS MARKETS IN SKAGIT COUNTY
Every summer weekend in Skagit County you can find a farmers market to visit near you. Many farmers markets begin in late spring and run through October. It's one of those fun events to explore with your kids because every weekend is different. Our family likes to find fun and fresh ingredients to try for summer dinners on Saturday nights.
Take the time to check out all of the farmers markets that Skagit County has to offer. They all have different farms from Skagit County and all over Washington state selling their fresh produce. There are also local artisans selling their products at the markets and many of the markets have activities for kids happening all day long.
Address: The Depot - 7th Street & R Avenue
Open Dates: May 4th - October 26th, 2019
Time: Saturdays from 9am-2pm
Holiday Market - November 23rd & 24th from 10am-4pm
Port Warehouse @ the end of Commercial Avenue
Address: Samish Bay Cheese - 15115 Bow Hill Road
Open Dates: June 13th - September 15th, 2019
Day/Time: Thursdays from 1pm-6pm
Changing to Sundays on September 1st from Noon-4pm
Holiday Festival - Saturday, December 7th from 10am-4pm
Address: Downtown Mount Vernon - Riverwalk Park
Open Dates: May 18th - October 12th, 2019
Address: Skagit Valley Hospital - Kincaid Street
Open Dates: June 5th - August 28th, 2019
Address: Harmer Heritage Square on Metcalf & Ferry Streets
Open Dates: May 22nd - October 16th, 2019
Day/Time: Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm
The Central Skagit Library will be at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market every 1st Wednesday of the month with the Bookmobile, library resources and fun crafts for kids.
Community Action's WIC Nutrition Program helps give children a healthy start for life with:
- $40 to $50 in healthy foods each month
- Information on children's growth and nutrition
- Tips and assistance for a successful breastfeeding experience
- Community information referrals
- Friendly, individualized, and caring services
During the summer WIC also offers extra checks for shopping for local fruits and vegetables at Farmer's Markets in our area (see video).
Community Action's WIC Nutrition Program serves families on a tight budget, unemployed families, and families receiving TANF. Services are provided in Anacortes and Mount Vernon. Community Action also administers a WIC program for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age 5 can get help with food and nutrition education.
To learn more about WIC services and find out if you qualify, call Community Action at (360) 416-7595. Find more information on their website.