Each week our farmers donate leftover produce to local food banks, both reducing food waste and creating Seattle’s biggest contribution of fresh food to local food banks.
Well-managed farms provide important green spaces, water drainage and wildlife buffers in our state. Loosing farmland to development costs us all in damage to the environment and increases our dependence on frequently unstable global food systems.
Reduces packaging: most fresh produce at the markets is not pre-packaged or bagged (unless absolutely necessary – for eg. braising green mix), and you can bring your own bag to further reduce waste!
Reduces the number of miles your food travels from farm to plate, thus reducing fossil fuel use and reducing pollution.
Local, diverse family farms use minimal or no chemicals to produce good food. Reducing chemical use reduces waste and pollution.