July 20, 2014

Proctor Farmers' Market

This post is about eating from someone else's garden - gardens plural that is.  For many reasons, we don't yet have our own Washington garden, but it hasn't stopped us from finding great places to get wonderful produce.  This past Saturday was a gorgeous, windy day here and we went out to enjoy it. We live in Gig Harbor, and this is our beautiful bridge view that we enjoy every time we come across the Tacoma Narrows. Under the best conditions we see Mt. Rainier as we head east, and the Olympics when we head back west. Pretty awesome!

Now on to the market!  This one is in a neighborhood named Proctor, which is described on Wikipedia as an "urban village".  It's quite charming.

This market, in our opinion, has the best selection of local farm offerings around. More food and less crafts, not that I have anything against crafts, but I want a farmers' market with foooooodddddddd!

There are a few vendors that offer breakfast and lunch goodies too.  Everything we've tried has been fantastic, and this trip we tried the tamale stand. Oh my, oh my!

There are some wonderful shops surrounding the market and this is one of our favorites. All the goods sold here come from our region.  Dangerous I tell you!

Our allotted market budget was well spent and we finished with treasure that included Swiss chard, green beans, peaches, beets, and summer squash. Should be a tasty week! Notice that charming fellow in the background who offered to carry the bags. He was a bonus!


  1. What a great post! The Proctor chamber of commerce should know about your blog!!!
    Have you tried the Steilacoom farmers mkt yet?

  2. Hi Diana and thank you! No, we haven't tried that market yet. How does it compare to Proctor?

  3. Its charming! Very easy access and a view of the sound:)