Weekly Volcano Blogs: Walkie Talkie Blog

April 2, 2012 at 10:22am

Proctor Farmers Market Opening Day: Vendors new and old

PROCTOR FARMERS MARKET OPENING DAY: Wet but wonderful / Photo credit: Adrienne Kuehl

Recommend Blog Post
Total Recommendations (0)


Opening day for the Proctor Farmers Market was Saturday, March 31. Despite the stormy weather, brave market-goers and vendors came out to kick off the first market of the 2012 season.

Veteran market vendors such as Pampeana Empanadas, Blue Rose Dairy, Stone Ground Bakery, Heavenly Honey and Rosecrest Farm were all back to tempt the crowd with their delicious wares.

It's always nice to see familiar faces, but there were notable newbies to the Proctor Farmers Market. OlyKraut, Mountain Muesli, Purdy Pickle Company and Wilridge Winery were just some of the new vendors to peruse and get excited about.

I've had OlyKraut on my radar for a while, and have been looking forward to trying their line of sauerkraut made in Olympia. I happily tried their samples, and went home with a jar of their Eastern European flavor of sauerkraut.

I was thrilled to see the Mountain Muesli booth, filled with their various flavors of their Tacoma-made muesli and cereal bars. If you're wondering "muesli-what?", it's a Swiss breakfast cereal made with oats and dried fruits. It's quite wonderful any time of the day, drenched in cold milk or as a snack on its own.

The Purdy Pickle Company was holding down the pickle front with samples of their sweet and sour bread and butter pickles, as well as pickled carrots and beets.

Bonus: the Proctor Farmers Market is involved in a pilot program allowing beer and wine samples at farmers markets. Wilridge Winery was there on opening day with samples of their wines for the "it's five o'clock somewhere" crowd.

The Proctor Farmers Market is every Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Other South Sound Farmers Market opening dates:

Tacoma Farmers Markets

  • 6th Avenue: May 1, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Broadway: May 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • South Tacoma: May 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Olympia Farmers Market, April 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gig Harbor Farmers Market, April 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vashon Farmers Market, April 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Puyallup Farmers Market, April 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Federal Way Farmers Market, May 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Steilacoom Farmers Market, June 13, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Filed under: Food & Drink, Community, Tacoma,

Comments for "Proctor Farmers Market Opening Day: Vendors new and old" (1)

Weekly Volcano is not responsible for the content of these reviews. Weekly Volcano reserves the right to remove reviews at their discretion.

User Photo

MikeR said on Apr. 02, 2012 at 10:49am

Good info! Now all we need is some nicer weather!

Leave A Comment

(This will not be published)


Respond on Your Blog

If you have an Account you can not only post comments, but you can also respond to articles in your own blog. It's just another way to make your voice heard.

About this blog

News and entertainment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s most awesome weekly newspapers - The Ranger, Northwest Airlifter and Weekly Volcano.

Recent Comments


I like how this article is written. Your points are sound, original, fresh and interesting. This...

about Saturday, Aug. 26: greater Tacoma/Olympia live music and DJs

Melisa Ben said:

i liked reading about the religious girls.they are interesting. ...

about 5 Things To Do Today: Religious Girls, "Big Eyes," sports chat, Kurt Lindsay ...

Web Developers Delhi said:

very informative post for me as I am always looking for new content that can help me and my...


Carv said:

I do think it's worth noting that Noah is a quarter-Jewish--and matrilinearly to boot, which...

about Nerd Alert issued for Trevor Noah and "It Follows" horror film

Andrew Gordon said:

Thanks for the article, Carv! The article mentions Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen - just to...

about A murder at Journeycon: To hostility ... and beyond!