Farmers Market Dinner and Live Auction
Proceeds benefit the Fresh Bucks and Cooking at the Farmers Market Adventure programs.
Enjoy a fabulous menu featuring fresh, local ingredients from Ballard Farmers Market, prepared with love by Chef Jason Stoneburner of Stoneburner Restaurant. This rising star chef can be seen sourcing ingredients for his Stoneburner and Bastille menus from Ballard Farmers Market vendors every week, year-round!
Bid on exciting items, from unique food experiences, to glorious getaways, to fine dining and fine art in our live auction, featuring auctioneer extraordinaire Jason T. Haynes of Haynes Auctions. Just watching this good ol’ Kentucky boy do his thing is worth the price of admission.
Fresh Bucks: When people use their Food Stamps benefits (a.k.a., SNAP) at farmers markets, the Fresh Bucks program provides coupons, worth up to $10 per market visit, to match their SNAP benefits used. These coupons are exclusively for purchasing fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables directly from our farmers. It puts more healthful food in their hands while supporting local farms and farmers markets!
Cooking at the Farmers Market Adventure: We are developing this cooking and nutrition education program for kids in partnership with: the Seattle Public SNAP-Ed nutrition education for elementary school children; the Green Plate Special Summer Camp, which teaches gardening and cooking to middle school children in Seattle; and the community Food Banks and Senior Centers located close to each or our markets. We will work together to provide community access to information about good eating habits, and how farmers markets foster those habits. With the help of these partners, and with your generosity, we will implement the Cooking at the Farmers Market Adventure this summer at our three farmers markets in Ballard, Wallingford and Madrona.
With your generous support, we will extend these programs through winter and involve local children and families in activities that will get them as excited about eating from the farmers market as we are!