With over 100 vendors and an estimated 500,000 visitors per year, The Olympia Farmers Market is a bustling marketplace. Visitors to the Market will find fruit and produce, artisan foods, wine, plant starts, cut flowers, pasture-raised meats, dairy, baked goods, seafood, jams and preserves, confections, handcrafted gifts including jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, glasswork, photography, local art and more. Patrons can also enjoy free daily live entertainment on the Market main stage with ample seating and space to enjoy delicious foods from eight Market restaurants.
Founded in 1975, the Market has been in its current location at the top of Capitol Way in Downtown Olympia since 1996. The open-air, barn-inspired building protects from the weather and space for over 100 unique small businesses from the South Sound region to connect directly with customers in the community. Genuinely local, vendors grow, make or produce their items in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, and Grays Harbor Counties.
The Olympia Farmers Market is one of the only vendor-owned and operated farmers markets in the state of Washington and is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of member-vendors and funded primarily through vendor fees.
The Market promotes several food access programs such as WIC and Senior FMNP, Small Steps, EBT, and SNAP Market Match. Access to healthy and nutritious food is a fundamental value that brings their customers and vendors together to exchange goods and ideas.