Healthy Choice: A farmers market

Our local farmers market is a village, a connected web and statement of care. Hunger challenges that connection and those who can’t comprehend the layers of hunger. In the Lake City District, much time and energy is focused on both. To visit the Lake City Farmers Market is to see community in flight, answering the constant call on hunger in NE Seattle.

The Lake City District has a corp of care working through the four seasons. The market highlights such orgs as H.I.P., and food bank, being the visible ‘neighbor’ in our local schools addressing this most important need. The neighborhood is stronger when filling the critical need for fresh and very local fruits and vegetables.

Stop by too and get helpful hints from master gardeners at the market. It’s summer and you’ll probably get a pol or two there, engaging your mind and vote. There’s fun and interest for kids, too; crafting, music and the local playground nearby.

A valuable resource, the market is a integral piece of the urban farm food supply, see for yourself. Every Thursday. The weekly market highlights and celebrates the effort of our food bank, home growers, p-patchers, community gardeners and hunger advocates. CARE for community.