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As our summer finally begins and the weather warms up, local farmers markets are back in business. Throughout the county, customers and vendors gather to buy and sell locally grown produce, handcrafted arts, homemade goods, and more.

While these markets are a great opportunity to stock up on groceries and gifts, they also provide a chance for locals to connect with their communities.

For long-time county residents, it’s likely you’ll run into an old friend at these markets. For those new to the area, there’s no better place to get outside this summer and create new connections. Whatcom County is lucky to have a vast array of farmers market options, all of which support local farmers and help to promote the often-highlighted farm to table movement. Below is a list of all of the major markets taking place across the county for summer 2024.

Bellingham Farmers Market

Bellingham Farmers Market is the largest on this list, and hosts a wide variety of vendors. Located in the heart of downtown Bellingham, you’ll find folks selling produce, crafts, jewelry, and more. Don’t miss the assortment of ready-to-eat foods from a wide array of cuisines to can snack on as you explore.

Date and time: every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Start and end dates: April through 3rd week of December
Location: 1100 Railroad Avenue in downtown Bellingham

For more information, visit the Bellingham Farmers Market website.

bellingham farmers market
Photo credit: Stacee Sledge

Lynden Farmers Market

The Lynden Farmers Market offers many unique programs to support its community. Visitors can enjoy live entertainment offered every Saturday while grabbing a bite from local food trucks. Support the ambitious kids in the Young Entrepreneurs Program, which gives local children the opportunity to try their hand at running a business. The Food Access Program allows for the use of WIC, SNAP/EBT, and Senior-FMNP to buy local produce.

Date and time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Start and end dates: June 1 through September 28
Location: Corner of 4th & Grover in Lynden

For more information, visit the Lynden Farmers Market website.

With an inclusive Food Access Program, everyone is welcome to enjoy the products sold at the Lynden Farmers Market. Photo credit: Camryn Jewell

Barkley Farmers Market

The Barkley Farmers Market is a lovely way to spend your Thursday afternoons this summer.

Offering a kids’ storytime hosted by the Bellingham Public Library, live music, food trucks, and a wide variety of vendors, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Stop by and stay awhile to enjoy all that the Barkley Farmers Market — and Barkley Village itself — has to offer.

Date and time: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Start and end dates: July 11 through August 29
Location: Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Drive, Bellingham

For more information, visit the Barkley Farmers Market website.

Rome Grange Farmers Market

The Rome Grange Farmers Market is conveniently located right off the Mount Baker Highway and serves the Grange’s mission of promoting rural agricultural community connection. Vendors from around the county offer locally grown produce, hand-made crafts, and artisanal home and body products.

Date and time: Fridays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Start and end dates: June 7 through September 27
Location: Rome Grange 226, 2821 Mount Baker Highway outside Bellingham

For more information, visit the Rome Grange Farmers Market website.

Stop by the Rome Grange Farmers Market to enjoy live music and fresh produce from local vendors. Photo credit: Camryn Jewell

Everson Farmers Market

With its unique weekly market schedule, the Everson Farmers Market is constantly offering new and exciting vendors. Each Sunday offers a theme to accompany its regular produce and craft vendors.

The weekly rotation is as follows: 1st Sunday of the month is a health and wellness market, 2nd Sunday is a young entrepreneurs market, 3rd Sunday is an art walk market, and the 4th Sunday is a music market. The Everson Farmers Market will close out its season on September 29th with a harvest market festival.

Its convenient location near downtown Everson provides access to basketball courts and a playground, making it the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Date and time: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Start and end dates: May 5 through September 29
Location: Everson City Park at 201 Lincoln Street in Everson

For more information, visit the Everson Farmers Market website.

Everson Farmers Market offers a unique schedule to promote a variety of vendors. Photo Credit: Camryn Jewell Photo credit: Camryn Jewell

Blaine Farmers Market

Enjoy beautiful water views as you shop the Blaine Farmers Market. If you’re looking for handmade crafts and unique gifts, this is the place for you. You’ll also find a selection of local restaurants within walking distance, many with outdoor seating to enjoy after your stroll through the market.

Date and time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Start and end dates: Now through October 14
Location: G Street Plaza & Peace Portal Drive in Blaine

For more information, visit the Blaine Farmers Market website.

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