Celebrating 20 years of nourishing the community.
Now at King County's Tolt-MacDonald Park for 2023 !
This season, your community needs you more than ever - please come out regularly to the Market to show your community spirit and support local farmers. All of CFM’s activities (music, kids programming, art, etc) are free and open to the public, without an obligation to buy anything.
Community Resilience and Overcoming Challenges
Upon almost losing our farmers market in 2020, a handful of local volunteers were determined to nourish the community, kept the Market open, and rebuilt Carnation Farmers Market as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. Thanks to loyal shoppers, dedicated vendors, and strong community support, our market has shown resilience overcoming organizational transition, the pandemic, and site challenges. Attendance and sales have been growing steadily, and now we are moving to a larger site at King County's Tolt-MacDonald Park, which offers extensive benefits for our community’s eaters including an onsite playground, spacious lawn, miles of trails, river beach access, ample parking, and more.
We need your support!
Since having to leave our previous host site, our annual expenses have risen sharply. As a small-town farmers market, vendor fees only cover a fraction of our expenses. To keep offering these services to the community, we depend on donations, sponsors, volunteers, and grants. Now is a great time to get involved! Here's how...
Ways you can get involved:
Donate: One of the best things you can do to sustain the market is to make a recurring donation. If everyone in Carnation gave $1/month and volunteered 1 hour per year, all of CFM's expenses would be covered. Make a one-time or recurring donation here
Volunteer: Have fun and make friends in the community. In the 2022 "Best of the Valley" competition, CFM was a finalist for "Best Organization to Join". There are lots of easy ways to help right now! Find out more: carnationfarmersmarket.org/volunteer
Vendors apply here: carnationfarmersmarket.org/vendors
Musicians apply here (compensation provided): carnationfarmersmarket.org/music
Become a Sponsor: carnationfarmersmarket.org/sponsor
Stay updated - Sign up for our email newsletter here: carnationfarmersmarket.org/news
Spread the word - follow us on social media, like our posts, talk about the market, bring a friend...
Let's make this the best season ever! See you on Opening Day June 6th and every Tuesday 3-7pm through the end of August (closed July 4th)