If you are looking for a place to find high-quality, locally grown food and products in Pullman, Washington, then look no further than the Pullman Farmer’s Market. Not only will you find affordably priced items grown locally, but you can also connect with local farmers and producers.
Pullman Farmer’s Market lasts from mid-May to mid-October, occurring every Wednesday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM, and it takes place outdoors in the sunshine, assuming that the weather is good. In the Wintertime, Pullman Farmer’s Market is every third Saturday of the month from November to April from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and it is indoors.
Each season of Pullman Farmer’s Market takes place at the Brelford WSU Visitor Center at 150 E Spring St. The Brelford WSU Visitor center is a relatively new building featuring large concrete letters of “WSU” in front of it, and it is located just before the entrance to WSU campus, right before you go through the heart of town.
Normally, the Brelford WSU Visitor Center is a place of information about Washington State University, with the history of WSU literally written on the wall. At Brelford Visitor Center, you can find a place to purchase many WSU related merchandise, even the famous Cougar Gold Cheese, the unique cheese made a few blocks away at Ferdinand’s on WSU Campus, and it comes in a can. You can also buy locally owned wines that are “made by Cougs for Cougs”. In short, Brelford WSU Visitor is the perfect place for the Pullman Farmer’s Market as it is the heart of both WSU and Pullman, WA.
According to the official Pullman Farmer’s Market website, “the Pullman Farmers Market partners with Backyard Harvest to accept SNAP/EBT benefits, and many vendors also accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) checks”. Examples of products that you will find at Pullman Farmer’s Market include farm fresh eggs, locally grown apples, peaches, blackberries, and all kinds of produce. There is also all kinds of meat, cheese/dairy, and all kinds of locally sourced bake goods.
In addition to all the products that a market visitor can find at the Pullman Farmer’s Market, there is often some great performers, sponsored by WSECU. So not only are you getting a unique shopping experience, you are also getting some great local entertainment in the background as well. There are also other fun activities like games, and occasionally some free cake.
Pullman Farmer’s Market was founded about 15 years ago, and it recently celebrated this anniversary on May 17, 2023. At the time of this writing, Pullman Farmers Market is seeking more farmers selling fresh agricultural products to join the vendor lineup. It is a great place for an entry-level market for those who are new to farming, and it is good place to get in touch with new customers from the area. If you want to apply to Pullman Farmer’s Market, simply fill out a vendor’s application on the website.
Pullman Farmer’s Market supports local non-profits and reserves one to two spaces per market day as a venue for these organizations to share information with customers free-of-charge. Priority is given to groups that are providing educational information in any form.
Dr. Rae Olsson is the current Pullman Farmers Market Manager, and they have a PhD in entomology at Washington State University, as well as a BA in Community Food Systems Development and BSC in agricultural sciences. Dr. Olsson also has about 16 years of combined experience working on farms, as well as a history of success in building and growing a variety of different types of food systems.