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Farmers & Flowers & Food Trucks, Oh My!

The wait is almost over… Yes, Sunday, May 14th (10am-3pm) is the big day when the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market opens for the season! Mother’s Day wouldn’t be the same without the glorious flowers of the LFP Farmers Market and rest assured that there will be a spectacular assortment of colors and arrangements perfect for every mother in your life!

Don’t make Mom cook on Mother’s Day! The Food Truck Extravaganza, which was such a hit last year, will return again for a big opening day so that you can treat mom to a unique and delicious meal, no cooking required.

The delicious assortment of food truck yummies will include familiar favorites like fried chicken, burgers, and fries as well as ethnic delicacies like Cuban sandwiches, chalupitas, and a tasty array of Cajun & Creole cuisine. Looking for comfort food? Try a smoky meatloaf sandwich or some fresh, hot donuts made to order. And of course, the market always offers delicious ready-to-eat treats from Drummin’ Up Wontons, Patty Pan, and Vespucci Pizza. So whatever your tastes, the market and Food Truck Extravaganza are sure to please.

The food trucks scheduled to attend include:

  • Buns on Wheels – Gourmet burgers and fries
  • Ezell’s Express – Famous fried chicken, plus kid-friendly chicken strips & sides
  • Hot Revolution Donuts – Fresh, warm donuts, made your way
  • Jemil’s Big Easy – Cajun & Creole food including jambalaya, gumbo, & more
  • Nibbles – Delicious Southwest fusion

Needless to say, the market itself will be the highlight of your visit with dozens of returning favorites on the vendor list and some new discoveries, too. Look for all your favorite fruits and veggie farmers back this year as well as meat and cheese producers from Hidden Rivers Farm, Well Fed Farm, Samish Bay Cheese, and Wilson Fish.

You’ll find loads of other long-awaited friends returning as well including Blue Cottage Jams, Doll House Baked Goods, Proven Bread, JonBoy Caramels, Shen Zen Tea, the Beekeeper’s Secret, Classic Kettle Corn, and many more. Even new additions like hard cider and a blueberry farmer. YUM! (Get the full list of vendors here.)

This week also brings a chance for you to help low-income neighbors who struggle with food insecurity to access healthy, fresh food at the market. When you GiveBIG to Third Place Commons by tomorrow, May 10th, you can help support the Market Bucks food assistance program.

Through the support of donors like you and partners like the Center for Human Services, the SLFP Senior Center, the Dale Turner YMCA, Hopelink, and local Shoreline Schools, the Market Bucks program empowers kids, families, and seniors in our community to get nutritious and delicious, fresh food at the LFP Farmers Market.

GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation’s annual day of giving, is tomorrow, May 10th, but you can schedule your gift online right now to help your Commons community thrive!

The LFP Farmers Market is presented by Third Place Commons, a community-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering real community in real space. Your support makes it possible to present the farmers market as well as to host nearly a thousand free events each year including weekly live music, toddler play & learn sessions, arts activities, t’ai chi classes, and much more!

Busy day tomorrow? Schedule your gift now so you don’t have to remember tomorrow!