Anyway, this market has a pretty cool history. Apparently between 1906 and 1907, the price of onions in Seattle skyrocketed. The citizens were angry about paying fees to middlemen who brokered the produce. A councilman at the time suggested a public street market where consumers could deal directly with the farmers. On August 17, 1907, the market opened to 10,000 customers and sold out before noon. Today, the market has 120 farmers and another 190 craftspeople.
This is where they throw the fish. Unfortunately, no fish were being flung as I snapped some photos on Wednesday.
Monster sized wild King Salmon.
Shrimp as big as your head.
The market had more than just fish though.
Where are the farmers? The sign says "farmers market" too!
Oh how I love chiles. I should have brought an empty suitcase with me.
It was "Organic Wednesday" so all of these blackberries, raspberries and grapes were organic. Heaven.
Some brightly colored veggies.