Cinco de Mayo and farmers markets in and around Tacoma

By Morf Morford
Tacoma Daily Index

When the sun emerges and the promise of summer kicks in, it is time to get out and do things and meet people.

On Saturday, May 5, you are welcome to join the Matador Cinco de Mayo event on South 8th Street between Pacific Avenue and Court A from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

And yes, it is the season for farmers markets. There’s nothing like the sights and smells of fresh fruit, berries and other produce to get the full vibe of summer going.

You never know what you might see at your local farmers market.  Photo: Morf Morford
You never know what you might see at your local farmers market. Photo: Morf Morford

Beginning Thursday, May 3, the Broadway Farmers Market will fill Broadway from South 9th to South 11th streets every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Proctor Farmers Market will occupy North 27th from North Proctor to North Madison streets every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And for those across the bridge in Gig Harbor, the Waterfront Farmers Market located in downtown Gig Harbor provides fresh, locally grown farm products and specialty foods.  Thursdays, June 1 – August 31, 3 pm – 7 pm.

Puyallup Farmers’ Market runs through October 13 and is open Saturdays from 9 am until 2 pm. You can find it at the Pioneer Park and Pavilion.

Be sure to check out these newer markets:

Point Ruston, Sundays, 10 –3 June 3 – Sept 30, 5005 Ruston Way, The Grand Plaza

Eastside, Tuesdays, 3 – 7, June 5 – Aug 28, 3500 McKinley Ave. E

Tacoma General Rose Garden, Fridays, 11–2, August 3 – 31, 315 MLK Jr Way

For further details check out the Tacoma Farmers Market website –

For those outside of the city,  keep an eye on local farmers markets here –


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