Today, June 2, is opening day for the seasonal Queen Anne Farmers Market at the corner of Queen Anne Avenue and Crockett Street W.
The live music starts at 3pm and a chef demo by Seth Caswell of Queen Anne restaurant Emmer and Rye begins at 4pm. As Chris Werner detailed last week, a bunch of mobile food vendors will be there alongside the farm stands.
This season was preceded by some controversy: Back in April, then-director Julie Whitehorn, a well-known figure in the local food scene who was regarded locally as the public face of QAFM, resigned following a disagreement with the Queen Anne Neighbors for Responsible Growth.
This development was greeted with shock from some of QAFM’s regulars—the market attracts a loyal cadre of food folk who show up weekly to socialize as they shop. How and if this move will affect the market, both culturally and in terms of crowd size, remains to be seen.