Tacoma Farmers Market
"I look forward to the farmers market every Thursday! Fresh flowers, tamales, cookies and bread! Can't beat the local selection of fresh products and a great atmosphere. Is it Thursday yet?"
SNAP, WIC, Senior Vouchers
TFM is proud to accept these alternative payment methods to help struggling families put local, fresh foods on their family table. It’s easy to use! Simply take your EBT SNAP benefits card (or debit/credit card) to the market information booth and we’ll quickly render you market tokens in the denominations you request to use throughout the market. Our vendors boldly display signage that communicates to our shoppers where they can redeem their EBT, WIC and Senior Checks. Our friendly farmers are happy to help guide first timers on how to use their benefits and they’ll also give you storage and preparation tips if you ask!
All of our markets offer demonstrations to teach our shoppers how to use these fresh, flavorful ingredients. Demo’s are also a great way to sample produce items that you haven’t tried before. They are also a fantastic way to learn about growing some of your own Northwest produce. Be sure to check our events calendar for specific information about the dates/times/location we’ll be doing our demonstrations.
We learn a lot from our shoppers and we want to share it with you. We’ll post tested and tasty recipes on our website for you to freely print and share with your neighbors. If you have a winner recipe you’d like to share, please send it our way and we’ll post it!
Farm to Table Forum
TFM is proud to partner with the Cascade Harvest Coalition to bring Pierce County’s first such forum to you. We hope to bring Schools, Institutions, and Chefs from all corners of Pierce County together with local farmers to help further the use of farm fresh ingredients in local menus for kids, seniors and everyone in between! Interested in getting involved? Please email Janie@tacomafarmersmarket.com for more information.
Entertainment and activities at the Farmers Market makes learning about fresh, local foods really fun! We have developed this page for parents, role models and teachers to help you make a trip to the Farmers Market an educational experience for the children in your lives. We invite you to use the scavenger hunts, coloring sheets and puzzles at the market. The kids will have fun getting their faces painted, eating berries, listening to live kids bands and many other great activities while being exposed to the importance of local farmland. With any luck - this experience will stick with them...Who knows, they may be Governor in a few short years, and enstating laws that preserve local food for generations to come. All because you took them to the Farmers Markets while they were young. Those are fond memories!
Tacoma has cultivated some of the finest artisans in the Pacific Northwest and we do our best to showcase them for you. Supported annually by the Tacoma Arts Commission, TFM features local performing artisans (singers, dancers, entertainers – of all genres) at each of our market locations. We also work closely with the visual arts community to bring you a diversity of local visual arts talent, which you will find throughout the markets on any given day. Visit our events calendar to see special art events coming to your neighborhood market.