Last Updated 04/30/2020
FARMERS MARKETS IN SKAGIT COUNTY
Every summer weekend in Skagit County you can find a farmers market to visit near you. Many farmers markets begin in late spring and run through October. It's one of those fun events to explore with your kids because every weekend is different. Our family likes to find fun and fresh ingredients to try for summer dinners on Saturday nights.
Take the time to check out all of the farmers markets that Skagit County has to offer. They all have different farms from Skagit County and all over Washington state selling their fresh produce. There are also local artisans selling their products at the markets and many of the markets have activities for kids happening all day long.
The 2020 farmers market season in Skagit County will look different at each market. Please visit their websites to find out more details about how you can purchase locally grown food from them.
Address: The Depot - 7th Street & R Avenue
Open Date: May 2nd 2020 - The market has new safety guidelines in place. Please see their website for details prior to attending.
Last Market: October 31st 2020
Day/Time: Saturdays 9am-2pm
Holiday Market - November 21st & 22nd from 10am-4pm
Port Transit Shed @ the end of Commercial Avenue
Address: Concrete Community Center - 45821 Railroad Street
Open Dates: May 23rd 2020 - This is a drive through market. Please bring masks and gloves. See their website for details.
Last Market: September 5th 2020
Day/Time: Saturdays from 10am-1pm (for now)
Address: Downtown Mount Vernon - Riverwalk Park
Open Date: May 16th 2020 - Shop with your eyes. Only farmers will be allowed to touch the food. Reusable bags will not be permitted. More details to come! Check their website.
Last Market: October 10th
Day/Time: Saturdays 9am-2pm
Community Action's WIC Nutrition Program helps give children a healthy start for life with:
- $40 to $50 in healthy foods each month
- Information on children's growth and nutrition
- Tips and assistance for a successful breastfeeding experience
- Community information referrals
- Friendly, individualized, and caring services
During the summer WIC also offers extra checks for shopping for local fruits and vegetables at Farmer's Markets in our area (see video).
Community Action's WIC Nutrition Program serves families on a tight budget, unemployed families, and families receiving TANF. Services are provided in Anacortes and Mount Vernon. Community Action also administers a WIC program for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age 5 can get help with food and nutrition education.
To learn more about WIC services and find out if you qualify, call Community Action at (360) 416-7595. Find more information on their website.