Farmhouse Market offers a variety of seasonal produce from local producers. The tomatoes for example, aren't just any tomatoes, they are Roland Dagdagan's tomatoes from the Yakima Valley town of Wapato, Washington. We believe there is no comparison in the flavor of a nectarine or peach just one or two days off of the tree to fruit flown in from the southern hemisphere or trucked from California.
When the average North American sits down to eat, each ingredient has typically traveled at least 1500 miles from farm to plate, changing hands at least six times along the way. Now, more and more people are interested in eating foods grown closer to home. A 100-mile radius is large enough to reach beyond a big city and small enough to feel truly local. Read more about the 100-Mile Diet,a local-eating experiment you can try for yourself, and reconnect with your community!
Eating food produced close to home, supporters say, brings many rewards, including:
- fresher, better-tasting food in your mouth (unlike tomatoes that taste like cardboard because they've been picked as green as a Granny Smith apple, carted around the country and stored for weeks);
- getting in touch with the seasons (see below chart);
- using the local food system makes it easier to police for food safety,
- reducing carbon emissions by cutting long-distance transport;
- gaining a deeper understanding of how your food is produced;
- meeting and talking to new people in your community;
- putting more money into the local economy,
- better health thanks to all the fruit and vegetables you wind up eating!
Visit Farmhouse Market and experience the local produce connection!
33521 SE Redmond Fall City Road
Fall City, WA 98024
Take a look at the chart at the bottom of this page to see what produce is available by season from our local growers.