The Skagit Valley is blessed with fertile farmlands that produce a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables year-round—but summertime is the peak season of fresh food. Perusing the local Skagit County farmers markets is a great way to get outside, mingle with community members and get the freshest seasonal goodies around—straight from the source. Eating according to the seasons helps us get in touch with our roots and the soil that sustains life in this valley. Many of our local farmers use ethical and sustainable farming practices so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your family’s table.
Whether you’re looking for produce, local cheese, body care products, fresh flowers, or anything in between, this guide to Skagit County farmers markets can help you plan accordingly. So go ahead, take a day trip to a market outside your neighborhood, try the samples, smell the flowers and enjoy all the wonderful gifts the Skagit Valley has to offer.
Anacortes Farmers Market
The Depot: 7th Street and R Avenue, Anacortes
Summer Market: Saturdays, May 4 – October 26
Winter Market: Second Saturdays, January – April
The Anacortes Farmers Market is a summer staple for Fidalgo Island residents and a welcome drive for inland Skagit Valley folks to get a taste of the salty seaside market. With over 100 local vendors including farmers, food makers, crafters, artists, florists, non-profits and youth services, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for—and probably something you weren’t. The Anacortes Farmers Market offers matching programs for low-income individuals, families and seniors. The Double Bucks program provides SNAP food benefits matched dollar for dollar, the Fresh Bucks/Healthy Bucks program accepts vouchers from community partners such as food banks and medical centers, and the state farmers market nutrition program provides assistance for seniors and kids/families.
Concrete Saturday Market
Concrete Community Center: 45821 Railroad Street, Concrete
Saturdays, May 25 – August 31
The Concrete Saturday Market has been serving the community since 1986. Providing a delightful summer venue for farmers, beekeepers, gardeners, crafters and artists, market-goers can enjoy all Skagit Valley has to offer while mingling with neighbors, community members and visitors. The Concrete Saturday Market also provides a venue for local charity organizations to hold fundraising bake sales. Both EBT and Double Bucks vouchers are accepted at the Concrete Saturday Market to provide healthy foods and produce for low-income individuals and families. If you’re taking a day or weekend trip over the mountains, be sure to check out the Concrete Saturday Market on your way out of town!
Mount Vernon Farmers Market
Riverwalk Park: Downtown Mount Vernon
Saturdays, May 18 – October 12
Skagit Valley Hospital: Kincaid Street
Wednesdays, June 5 – August 28
The Mount Vernon Farmers Market has been a popular activity for Skagit Valley locals and a destination for out-of-towners since 1987. The new Riverwalk Park is wonderful for a lazy river stroll while you peruse all the market has to offer. Find handmade jewelry, baked goods, local produce, farm-fresh dairy, artisan pasta, wood carving art and so much more. While the Downtown Riverwalk market on Saturdays is the most popular, the Wednesday market on the shady grass of the Kincaid Entrance lawn at Skagit Valley Hospital is equally enjoyable—and perfect for a mid-week re-stock on local produce.
Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market
Hammer Heritage Square: Metcalf and Ferry Street
Wednesdays, May 22 – October 16
The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market brings fresh, local food and products to Sedro-Woolley residents and neighbors. The perfect mid-week pick-me-up, this lively market attracts folks from North Skagit, upriver and beyond. The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market helps support local agriculture, makers and artists, while stimulating the local economy and revitalizing the community. Find locally raised meats, honey, fresh berries, kettle corn, essential oils,body-care products, live music and more. If you’re heading over the pass early for a long weekend camping trip, be sure to stop in at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market on your way out of town!