Planning a West Seattle Sunday Market in Highland Park: Want in?

“Much like the Fremont Sunday Market, in miniature.” That’s how Tiffany Silver-Brace describes the West Seattle Sunday Market she is organizing for the lot at the Highland Park Improvement Club, starting June 27th and continuing every Sunday, 9 am-1 pm, through the summer. She’s looking for interested vendors, explaining:

Items to be sold must be either locally grown or produced eggs/bread/flowers/fruit/veg, etc… Other items to be sold must be hand-crafted, and can be anything such as clothing, household items, art, health and beauty supplies, etc. Vendor tables will be $25.

I am really hoping that this will be successful, as it will be located on a street with high traffic volume and would be the only market of its kind in the area.

A Facebook page for the West Seattle Sunday Market is now up and running – you can see it here. If you are interested in selling at the market, Tiffany also can be contacted at 206-919-2758 or silverbrace@gmail.com.

8 Replies to "Planning a West Seattle Sunday Market in Highland Park: Want in?"

  • Rod Clark May 25, 2010 (8:51 am)

    That would be great. But wasn’t there supposed to be some kind of farmer’s market in the middle of nowhere along Delridge that never got off the ground? Holden is a much lower traffic street, and if this is otherwise viable then moving it as soon as possible to a space in somebody’s parking lot in the high traffic areas of downtown White Center would draw a lot more shoppers. Hiding it away in a residential area at the Improvement Club sounds like “out of sight, out of mind” as far as most of the population of the greater area is concerned.
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    But as soon as you get this going, I’m there.

  • KBear May 25, 2010 (9:31 am)

    I realize this is a different neighborhood and a slightly different concept, but West Seattle already has a well-established farmers’ market that operates during those hours. It’s also not terribly convenient for people who may have other standing commitments on Sunday mornings. I, for one, would be more likely to come if the hours ran later, or if it were a “Saturday Market”. Still, I think it’s a great idea, and I hope it will be successful.

  • WSB May 25, 2010 (9:59 am)

    I’ve flagged Tiffany to the discussions here and on FB but in the short run, one interesting factor that comes up at many meetings we attend is the reminder that transit between east West Seattle and west West Seattle is all but nonexistent – the Route 50 proposal a year or so ago died – so small initiatives like this may be much more foot-traffic-focused for those who can’t conveniently get over to The Junction … TR

  • Tiffany Silver-Brace May 25, 2010 (10:10 am)

    That’s exactly right. Many folks in the Highland Park area have difficulty getting to the junction.
    I appreciate your comments and insights; it’s nice to get responses directly from the community.
    I attended a neighborhood garage sale at the Highland Park Improvement Club, and there was an excellent turn-out. It was attracting ice cream trucks, which were attracting even more families :)…and that’s when I had the idea to get something going there on a regular basis. The club is offering their space and tables at a very affordable price, and I think that’s a good route to take for my first go at this market. If it’s successful this summer perhaps a more high profile location and a longer time commitment from vendors will be on the agenda next summer. Thanks again for your comments and support for the concept.

  • A May 25, 2010 (2:03 pm)

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU Tiffany for doing this! We desperately need fresh produce options on the SE side of the peninsula. There is nothing within walking distance, and nothing reasonably accessible by bus as far as fresh, whole, local foods are concerned.

    The current WS Farmer’s Market is pretty clearly geared toward the upper-middle-class foodie crowd. It’s not welcoming or affordable enough to the regular folks who are more likely to be your target audience. Just compare it to the Columbia City market for proof. Vastly different pricing, and totally different target markets.

    Thank you for organizing this. If you need any help, please say so. I know quite a few people in the SE end who’d be thrilled to help out.

  • AlkiCabCompany May 25, 2010 (9:04 pm)

    An Alki Farmers Market would be super sweet!!

  • Catherine May 25, 2010 (10:18 pm)

    Yay! I would certainly go to this. It would be a nice walk down the street for my toddler and I. Great location- IMHO ;)

    Seriously, though, those ballfields do get quite busy during the weekends.

  • Shabnam June 1, 2010 (1:06 pm)

    This could be a possible option for our farm. It would be nice to have something more local for us:)

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