Summer in Seattle

Olympic Sculpture Park, Pioneer Square Markets Debut This Week

North and south ends of downtown debut new weekly bazaars.

By Christopher Werner July 13, 2010

The inaugural Olympic Sculpture Park farmers market is Thursday, July 15 and takes place every week thereafter 3:30-7:30pm.

Amid all the talk of Pioneer Square and Belltown losing ground come two new markets bound to bring in a crowd—especially the food-loving kind.

Opening this Thursday at 3:30 is B-town’s Olympic Sculpture Park culinary crawl, for which more than 30 Washington vendors will proffer their edibles along the park’s herky-jerky walking path. At 5:30 Taste restaurant’s pastry whiz Lucy Damkoehler will lead a cooking demo. She is one of nine prolific chefs—Ethan Stowell, Zoë ‘s Daniel Newell, Tilikum Place Café ’s Ba Culbert among them—scheduled to wow shoppers up until the market’s final run September 9.

Bookending the other edge of downtown is the summer-long Seattle Square, which gets underway this weekend 11am-5pm in Occidental Park. Though more of the flea than farmer variety, the Saturday market is hosting food carts Skillet, Parfait Organic Ice Cream, and the newly minted Ram and Rooster Dumplings. Or get your grub on with sandwich slingers Delicatus, also slated to set up shop.

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