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Auburn Farmers Market
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June 4 - September 17, 2023
Sundays 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Les Gove Park
1140 Auburn Way South, Auburn WA 98002

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Voted #1 Farmers Market in Washington State in 2022!
From the American Farmland Trust.

market imageOur Mission: The Auburn Farmers Market provides a convenient venue for local farmers and artisans to provide access to healthy, fresh, locally sourced food and products to area residents. The Market is a vibrant gathering place where visitors can learn about healthy food choices, and overall health and well-being. 


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Please note the above map is not exactly to scale and does not show all double booth spaces. 

Please note, all parks in Auburn are smoke-free . This includes Les Gove Park where the Farmers Market is held. If the product emits smoke, or vapor, or contains tobacco, it is prohibited in Auburn Parks per Auburn City Code Chapter 2.22 (PDF).


Using EBT at the Market

Here's how it works:

  1. Go to the information booth
  2. Swipe your EBT card and redeem your desired amount of EBT dollars in wooden tokens
    1.  Tokens can be sent on EBT eligible products just like you would at the grocery store. 
    2. Eligible products include fruits, vegetables, coffee beans, cheese, meat, honey, and baked goods
  3. Tokens are matched with SNAP Market Match, up to $25
    1.  SNAP Market Match can ONLY be spent on fruits and veggies
  4. Shop for eligible products. 

The Auburn Farmers Market only accepts EBT Food Stamps. We are unable to accept EBT Cash.
EBT cardSNAP Market MatchWIC & FMNP Logo


Volunteer at the Market

Volunteer as a group or individual to help with set-up, tear-down, or general operations of the Market. 

Perfect for school groups or scout troops looking for volunteer hours, the Market is in need of volunteers to help set-up and tear-down Market activities on Sundays. 

Volunteers are welcome to stay for more than one shift per Market day and are encouraged to attend multiple Markets throughout the season:

  • Set-up from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Operations from 11:00 AM - 1 PM
  • Tear-down from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Our volunteer program does not have the capacity to assist vendors in set-up and tear-down of their booths. 

Apply online to volunteer or contact the Market Manager at [email protected] 


Becoming a Vendor information  

2023 Rules coming soon... 

2023 Applications will be available in late February 2023.

2023 Market Map (Image) *last updated 1/4/2023
Vendor Licenses and Permits Requirements (PDF)
King County Public Health Website - for food vendors
Currency Guide (PDF)

Vendor Types accepted at the Auburn Farmers Market

FARMERS - raises produce, plants or botanicals, or animals on land they own, lease or rent, in the State of Washington.

PROCESSORS - sells foods that they have personally prepared or processed on property that they own, lease, or rent in the State of Washington.

PREPARED FOOD VENDORS - offer freshly made foods, available for sale and immediate consumption on-site. New applicants please review: Food Business Permits

ARTISANS/CRAFTERS
 - One who creates with their own hands the products they offer for sale, or providers of skilled craft services at the market, such as on-site knife sharpening or tool refurbishment. To qualify as an Artisan/Crafter, a majority of the tools and equipment used to produce their products must require skill, personal handling and/or manipulation, including second-hand items that are recycled, re-purposed and/or skillfully and creatively refurbished for new or improved use. Products must be created in Washington State only.

Auburn Farmers Market does NOT accept vendors with following items:

  • No Commercial or Imported Items
  • No Second Hand Items (Exception: Those vendors who take a second hand item and recycle that item into a new use)
  • No Franchises (Those who have entered into an agreement or received a license to sell a company’s products and/or use a company’s packaging, logo, ingredients, and/or marketing tools under that license or any franchise agreement)
  • No Non-Owner Operated Businesses: Only those businesses that are operated and controlled by their Washington State-Based owners are permitted at RFM
  • No Out-of-State Processing: All processed products sold at RFM must be processed within Washington State

Vendor Selection

We accept vendors based on this product priority:

  1. Farmers who grow fresh produce 
  2. Nursery those who grow plants and trees
  3. Flowers those selling floral arrangements 
  4. Processed Foods 
  5. Prepared Foods 
  6. Crafters
  7. Other those not fitting in another category but participation pre-approved by Market Manager

Vendor Fees

All applicants are required to pay the $20 application fee regardless of acceptance into the Market. 

If accepted, booth fees are $40 per 10'x10' space per Sunday.

Non-profits have a reduced rate for both the application and booth fee.


At-Home Activities for Kids

In 2022 the Auburn Farmers Market gave away over 500 Kid Kits at the information booth. These fun at-home crafts and nutrition activities can be fun for kids of all ages.   100 free Kid Kits will be given to kiddos monthly at the information booth in 2023!


Recipes to shop at the Market

Recipes and cooking videos brought you by Auburn Parks AmeriCorps member! Most ingredients can be purchased at the Market.

Cooking Videos

Savory Zucchini Fritters
ABC Salad 
Snow Peas and Toasted Almonds

Recipes 

Apple Spinach Salad (PDF)
Spring Vegetable Quiche (PDF)
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap (PDF)
Sesame Beef and Broccoli (PDF)
Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken (PDF)
Vibrant Spring Soup (PDF)
Summer Buzz Fruit Salad (PDF)
Saute`ed Rainbow Chard (PDF)
Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups (PDF)

Have a recipe you would like to share? Email the Market today!

Dietician Christy Goff from Pacific Medical Centers cooking demonstrations
Brain Boost
Diabetes Meal Prep


Look for Food Resources?

Thanks to our partners at the American Heart Association for providing food resources in Auburn. Check out the links below for more details. 

Take a two question survey to help us better evaluate the needs on our community: Survey

Food Resources - English (PDF)
Food Resources - Spanish (PDF)
Food Resources - Marshallese (PDF)
Food Resources - Russian (PDF)


Interested in helping us grow?

Check out our 2023 Sponsorship opportunities (PDF)


Auburn Food Bank

Each year the Auburn Farmers Market donates nearly 5,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to the Auburn Food Bank! You can help support the Auburn Food Bank while you shop online through Amazon Smile - just shop away like you would on Amazon and while you're there, pick a few items to send to the Auburn Food Bank.  
Click here to donate today! 


Special Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors and Supporters

 

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