Farm Development

Farm Development

Farm Development


Since its inception, farmers have played an integral role in the success and longevity of Pike Place Market. Farmers also receive support from the Market in order to grow and sustain successful farm businesses. Through educational programming and one-on-one technical assistance, we strive to help farmers overcome challenges and continue to strengthen Washington State's local food system. 


Business Resources

  • Direct Marketing & Online Marketing
  • Recordkeeping
  • Insurance Options
  • Business Planning
  • Financing your Farm
  • Grants

On-Farm Resources

  • Food Safety Training
  • Infrastructure Maintenance & Improvements
  • Pest Management
  • Water Management
  • Farm Succession Planning 

Upcoming Workshops & Events

August 1, 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Reduced Tillage Organic Agriculture & Irrigation Management Field Day: Learn about no-till and strip-till vegetables, residue decomposition and organic fertility, irrigation scheduling and tools, weed management, water use efficiency, and equipment demonstrations. For more information. The field day will be held at WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center at 2606 W Pioneer Puyallup, WA 98371.

August 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sno Valley Tilth August Potluck and Tour: Join Sno Valley Tilth for their free monthly potluck talk and tour of Local Roots Farm. Open to the public! This is a fun way to get to know your neighbors and farmers and get a peek behind those farm gates! For more information please email or call (425) 270-8469

August 8, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Organic Orchard Management at Cliffside Organic Orchard: One of Washington’s first 100 certified organic farms will share how they got started, their techniques for managing pests and building soil quality in the orchard. Plus learn their secrets for gaining loyal customers through attention to flavor.  Please register at the following link. MORE INFO

August 11, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

King County Agriculture Commission: The Ag Commission gives farmers the opportunity to take an active role in land use decisions and in the development and evaluation of policies, regulations, and incentives that can affect commercial agriculture in King County. Join us at the Snoqualmie Public library to give public comment and hear King County Agriculture updates.

August 15, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Diversified Markets and Value Added Products: Visit Midori Farm in Quilcene to learn how they diversify their revenue sources through farm-made kimchi and sauerkraut, in addition to organic vegetables, plant starts and seeds. Please register at the following link. MORE INFO

October 12, 5 - 8 pm

Fall Harvest Festival: Come join the festivities to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the autumn harvest. We will have cider pressing, winter squash, seasonal bouquets, and much more!  This will also be our final evening farmers market date. 




For more Information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Leigh Newman-Bell, Pike Place Farm Development Coordinator: or 206-605-8424