Farmers Market at Point Ruston 2017
TACOMA, WA – A new farmers market is coming to Tacoma. In partnership with Point Ruston, the Tacoma Farmers Market is set to start a new market at Point Ruston’s Grand Plaza.
Beginning on August 6, Point Ruston Farmers Market will run every Sunday through September 24. Market hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This new farmers market at Point Ruston will host approximately 25-30 vendors – with most being farmers, select artists and local food processors, along with a number of vendors representing Point Ruston current brick-and-mortar tenants (final vendor list to be released soon).
“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Point Ruston to increase access to fresh, local food and provide another thriving market venue for our local farms and small businesses to sell their products,” said Stacy Carkonen, Executive Director of the Tacoma Farmers Market.
The North Pearl Farmers Market, located up the hill from Point Ruston on Pearl Street, will merge with the new Point Ruston Farmers Market for the month of August, bringing several vendors to the new Point Ruston location, as well as Kid’s Club activities focused on increasing child literacy, and Food for Thought author readings at the market. Loren Cohen, Point Ruston’s Managing Director, added, “We are proud to partner with the Tacoma Farmers Market and establish the new Point Ruston Farmers Market. A waterfront farmers market has been part of our plans since this development’s inception, and we are happy to have connected with the North Pearl Market and Tacoma Farmers Marker to bring this idea to life.”
When: Sundays, August 6th – September 24th, 10am – 2pm
Where: Point Ruston Grand Plaza
5005 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA 98407
If you are interested in being a vendor, please visit this page.
About the Tacoma Farmers Market
Formed in 1990, the Tacoma Farmers Market strengthens our community by creating vibrant open air marketplaces where consumers connect directly to local farmers and small businesses, and works to ensure fresh food is available for all residents regardless of income.
Visiting Point Ruston
Visit the Farmers Market without having to drive (or park!) by hopping aboard Tacoma’s convenient Downtown to Defiance Trolley, it stops right by Point Ruston. Learn more here and see the schedule here.
There is currently over 1,000 parking spaces around Point Ruston, including street parking and a public parking garage. There is no cost to park currently. The Main Parking Garage is located off of Main Street. There are multiple entrances, including off of The Grand Loop and Yacht Club Road. The garage features 3 levels of parking, over 600 stalls, and is open to the public.
Please note there is no parking along the Grand Loop near the Grand Plaza.