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Bus to the Markets!

Tacoma Farmers Markets

There are many farmers markets to choose from during summer in Tacoma! Shopping at farmers markets supports local venders & businesses, increases access to healthy foods, and helps Tacoma build vibrant and active communities.

When you head to the markets this year, consider riding transit instead of driving. Get some extra relaxation time, forget about parking, and spend more time in the sunshine.

You can read more about each farmers market here, and access Pierce Transit’s new easy to use trip planner here. Want to add in biking? Watch a refresher video on how to load your bike onto a bus here and check out a map of bike infrastructure in Pierce County here (this map is a little out of date, expect an updated map in 2021!). While you’re exploring, try out a Razor scooter, more information here.

This information is accurate for the 2021 Tacoma Farmers Market season.

 

Broadway Farmers Market
Downtown Tacoma

May – August, Thursdays 10am – 3pm.
September – October, Thursdays 10am – 2pm.
925 Broadway, Tacoma WA 98402

The Broadway Farmers Market is one block up from the Commerce Street Transfer Area and is served by 18 different transit routes! You can ride from every part of Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood, Spanaway, Puyallup, Federal Way, Seattle, and more! Use Pierce Transit’s trip planner to find your best route.

 

Eastside Farmers Market
McKinley Neighborhood

June – August, Tuesdays 3pm – 7pm.
3500 McKinley Avenue E, Tacoma WA 98404

The Eastside Farmers Market is directly accessible using the Pierce Transit Route 42, which travels from the Commerce Street Transfer Area in Downtown all the way to the 72nd St Transfer Center in South Tacoma. It is also a 0.5 mile walk or roll from the Pierce Transit Route 54 stop at E 38th St & McKinley Ave E, which travels from the Tacoma Mall Transit Center, along E 38th St, and down Portland Avenue to the 72nd St Transfer Area. There are accessible sidewalks on both sides of McKinley Ave except for a small section at E Division Lane, which is navigable using small parking lots where there is not a sidewalk. These lots are accessible for individuals using mobility aids such as wheelchairs but may not be safe.

 

Point Ruston Farmers Market
Ruston Way

June – September, Sundays 10am – 3pm.
5105 Ruston Way, Tacoma WA 98402

The Point Ruston Farmers Market is not directly accessible by Pierce Transit bus. However, you can take the Pierce Transit Route 11 to Pearl St & N 51st St and enjoy a beautiful 0.5 mile walk or roll along N 51st St to the market. There is a complete and accessible sidewalk connection on the north side of N 51st St.

 

MultiCare Farmers Market
Hilltop Neighborhood

August, Fridays 11am- 2pm
315 MLK Jr Way, Tacoma WA 98405
MultiCare Center for Health Equity and Wellness

The MultiCare Farmers Market operates only in August, and is directly accessible by Pierce Transit Route 1 (Tacoma Community College, 6th Avenue, Downtown, & Pacific Avenue through Parkland & Spanaway) and Route 11 (Point Defiance, University of Puget Sound, & Downtown). It is within a 0.3 mile walk or roll from Pierce Transit Route 16 (Tacoma Community College, N 26th St, & Downtown) at N I St & Division Avenue, and Route 57 (Tacoma Mall, S 19th St, & Downtown) at MLK Jr Way & S 9th St, with complete and accessible sidewalks along Division Ave, S J St, and MLK Jr Way. It is within a 0.75 mile walk or roll from Pierce Transit Route 28 (Tacoma Community College, S 12th St, & Downtown) at MLK Jr Way & Earnest S Brazill St (S 12th St), and Route 45 (Parkland, S Yakima St, & Downtown) at S Yakima St & S 9th St, with complete and accessible sidewalks along MLK Jr Way & S 9th St (with an incline).

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