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  Farmer's Market on Boat at South Lake Union
by glabah

With the amount of marine history in the Seattel area, it should not be surprising that there would be farmer's markets offered on boats. In fact there are several boats in the region that have farmer's markets scheculed at them.

The one closest to downtown Seattle is the Lake Union Farmer's Market, which is located on board the Virginia V. It normally serves as a museum piece vessel and is moored at a museum that is under construction next door to the center for wooden boats. It is accessible from Lake Union Park.

Currently, the market is open every Thursday until 3 pm, May through December, except:
The market is normally open until December, for the craft people to sell their gift items until Christmas. However, in 2011 the huge construction project along Marcer and overspilling into Lake Union Park has closed a number of access points to this area, and thus the decision was made to close the market in October of 2011. It will open again in May of 2012.

What to buy: Mostly, what is available here is locally produced produce, but from time to time you will find locally made crafts of various kinds.

Address: Approx. Broad Street and Westlake
Directions: Located on northern edge of Lake Union Park, located at Broad Street and Westlake. Due to traffic troubles and limited parking, I suggest taking the bus.
Theme: Local Craft
Website: http://www.farmboat.org/

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  • Written Oct 28, 2011
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