CLOSED: No West Seattle Farmers’ Market today because of windy weather

9:16 AM: Thanks for the tips. The West Seattle Farmers’ Market is CLOSED today because of the windy weather, which is expected to continue throughout the day – the Wind Advisory alert says we could see gusts up to 45 mph. Details to come.

9:27 AM: That’s California south of Oregon, where the market usually would be set up. We talked to market staffers, who tell us that while the street-closure barricades are up right now, they’ll be coming down once they’re sure they’ve reached all the vendors.

11 Replies to "CLOSED: No West Seattle Farmers' Market today because of windy weather"

  • Pessoa November 14, 2021 (9:59 am)

    Speaking of farmers markets, it seems unusual  that they don’t open until 10am. An earlier start, such as in LA where they open at 8am, seems to attract the many serious shoppers who come before the crowds arrive. 

    • Rooster November 14, 2021 (10:52 pm)

      I think a good portion of the vendors are coming from Central WA and have a mountain pass to get over. Probably a two or three hour drive just to get here and then time needed to setup May not be the reason though. Good question. 

  • Geoff November 14, 2021 (10:19 am)

    The mushroom vendors and one veggie stand are there. The mushroom vendor said they’re looking at a lot of waste from today because once harvested they don’t last, so if you need mushrooms please show up and support them.

    • S.A. November 14, 2021 (10:25 am)

      Thanks for this info Geoff- I just told my partner to zip over (I’m teaching a class online all day or I’d go myself!)

    • Mel November 14, 2021 (11:50 am)

      Is the mushroom guy gone? That’s what we came for oh no!

      • WSB November 14, 2021 (11:54 am)

        We just drove through that stretch of California 15 minutes ago and saw two tents curbside in front of Azuma, one was River Run Farms, which someone had mentioned on Twitter also had stayed in the area. Could not stop as we were en route to check something else out. So if you’re looking, look there.

  • dhg November 14, 2021 (1:34 pm)

    We bought from both River Run Farm and Sno-Valley Mushrooms. They were understandably upset at the cancellation.  No doubt many other farmers who did not set up shop felt likewise.  I can’t count the number of times the weather was supposed to descend like a banshee and all that arrives is a little puff.

  • RT November 14, 2021 (1:50 pm)

    Not a puff up here in North Admiral! Severe gusts and a fair amount of scattered tree limbs. 

  • Cathy Jessup November 14, 2021 (7:07 pm)

    I think it’s unfortunate that the farmers market waited until the last minute to cancel. The weather today was not a secret, it had been forecast well in advance. They could have had an abbreviated time, most folks would have been I and out by noon anyway, or cancelled Saturday eve. Went up to Ballard and that farmers market was going great no problem.  We might lose venders permanently over this. We’ve already lost a bunch because west Seattle has a rep for being difficult to deal with

    • Gw November 14, 2021 (8:20 pm)

      Funny you say that.  I have heard from many that the Farmers Market management is extremely difficult to work with and act very entitled. I know they were very standoffish during the beginning pandemic to working with neighboring businesses needs to adjust business models. 100% about themselves and not the other longstanding businesses that supported their move out of the parking lots and o to the street. 

  • anonyme November 15, 2021 (6:37 am)

    I’ve noticed a lot of vendors have dropped out at a time when I would have expected more of them to return.  I miss Kirsop Farms and Tall Grass Bakery, among others.  If it is management, I hope they wise up.  Our farmer’s market is an invaluable resource.  I agree that the timing of the cancellation was weird.  Somewhat fortuitously, I was on a bus almost to the Junction when I realized I’d forgotten my wallet and had to turn back.  It was only when I got home and checked the blog again that I saw the closure announcement.  Still, I would have preferred to skip the wasted trip and bus fare.

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