Make the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market (DYFM) your outdoor grocery store from 9 am to 1 pm each Sunday through October. It is located in Downtown Yakima on 3rd Street in front of the Capital Theatre.
Although more events will be added as the season progresses, the slate already includes Celebration of National Farmers Market Week on August 7, and National Electric Drive on October 2. In addition, every final Sunday of the month will be Kid’s Day at that market, full of fun activities for the little ones.
No market is complete without some entertainment. Music and more by local performers will be featured each week. Entertainment will vary from singer songwriters to local kids’ groups, promising a lot of fun and many smiles.
Community members can utilize many of the food assistant programs within the state at the DYFM, including WIC, Senior FMNP, SNAP (food stamps), Pandemic-EBT, and SNAP Market Match. These programs and how they work are outlined on the market website, plus, WSU Extension will be present the second Sunday of each month, providing information about the program. As a member of the Washington State Farmers Market Association, the DYFM strives to be a resource for all members of our community.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor or busking, please contact DYFM Manger Yvette Lippert at email@example.com and/or 509-961-2055.
Stay informed by following DYFM Facebook & Instagram (@DowntownYakimaFarmersMarket), and by checking their webpage (www.downtownyakimafarmersmarket.com).
If you are interested in volunteering at the market, please contact the DAY office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-571-1328.
DYFM is administered by the Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) with the intent to provide an outlet for Washington State’s farmers, specialty food producers, artisan and craft makers, food preparers, and entertainers (buskers) to directly sell their foods and handcrafted products to consumers. The Market also encourages pedestrian activity in the city’s urban core and gives the community a festive weekly gathering place during the agriculture growing season.
The City of Yakima will close S. 3rd Street from Yakima Avenue to Chestnut Avenue each Sunday during the market. It is estimated the market may attract up to 1,000 spectators weekly.
Visit Downtown Yakima Farmers Market for more information.