Fill Your Wagon at the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market

About Us

Our mission is to support local farmers and small businesses
by creating a fun, vibrant, community-minded marketplace.

Interested in helping out?

Our History

In 1979, two innovative minds came together. Fran Taber, a Wenatchee businesswoman, and Jerry Pipitone, a local farmer, approached Mayor Jim Lynch with an idea for a local venue where farmers could sell their produce directly to the community.

Shortly thereafter canopies were raised at the loading dock of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, the Old Time Fiddlers entertained the crowds, and the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market was born! Soon more space was needed and the market moved to Memorial Park. The market grew and began to branch out and help start other markets in Leavenworth, Cashmere and East Wenatchee – some of which are now independent and still running today!

Over the next twenty years, the market relocated to several different parking lots in Wenatchee. Sue Gasbar of Yaksum Canyon Truck Farm remembers one of the favorite sites, for both vendors and visitors, was at the bottom of 5th Street along Riverfront Drive. Due to development of that site, the market needed to relocate, however the vendors continued to hope a site along the river would open up again. Several years later Pybus Public Market was renovated and in 2013 the market found its current home.

The eclectic blend of shops and restaurants inside, and the wonderful combination of activities at Wenatchee Riverfront Park and the Apple Capital Loop Trail, make our new home at Pybus Public Market truly unique. We are honored and enthusiastic to be a tenant and next to the river once again!

Experience Three Great Markets…

We operate three different markets from May through December. Each market is composed of its own unique mix of vendors offering seasonal fruits & vegetables, cut flowers, one-of-a-kind artisan goods, and tasty cuisine. We take great pride in the fact that all of our vendors grow and make the products they sell. Whether you are looking for fresh ingredients, a grab-and-go meal, or a gift for someone special – we’ve got you covered. And we do our best to keep our market accessible to all by accepting a variety of Payment Options.

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Summer Market

May – October
Saturdays
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Open Air Market

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Evening Market

June – September
Thursday Evenings
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Open Air Market

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Winter Market

November – December
Saturdays until Christmas
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Indoor Market

Staff & Board Members

Britany Meiklen-Fink

Britany Meiklen-Fink

Market Manager

A few years ago my husband and I went through what we like to call The Great Awakening regarding our food system. Since then I have dedicated my time to supporting sustainable agriculture and the farming community. In 2014, I received my Associates Degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Skagit Valley College and was honored to be the program spokesperson through 2015. During my studies I helped start a small community garden in La Conner, and set up a Children’s Garden through the YMCA. I also had the incredible experience of becoming involved on many different levels with a certified organic incubator farm outside Burlington, WA called Viva Farms. Eating locally grown foods and supporting local merchants is very important to me and I am honored and excited to be a part of the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market as the Market Manager.

Mike McGregor

Mike McGregor

President & Farmer

Susan Gasbar

Susan Gasbar

Past President & Farmer

As co-owner of the Yaksum Canyon Truck Farm, I have been a vendor at the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market for the past 12 years and I have really enjoyed being involved with the Board of Directors these past two years. It is important to the success of the market to have individuals work behind the scenes and I appreciate the opportunity to be involved on so many different levels with our farmers market over the years.

Samantha Belanger-Ford

Samantha Belanger-Ford

Secretary & Community Representative

Two of my favorite roles in life are being the mother of my two boys and a registered dietitian. As a result of both, I have become an avid Farmers Market shopper. I want to ensure the health of my family and community, and the market is the best way I know how. By supporting it we not only improve our health, but also the economy and environment in which we live… what’s more powerful than that? I am honored to serve on the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market board and give my time to a market that has given so much to us!

Ashley Lannoye

Ashley Lannoye

Treasurer & Farmer

Kevin Aiken

Kevin Aiken

Member & Community Representative

I have lived in the Wenatchee Valley for over 20 years and have been involved with agriculture since moving here. I became a board member 4 years ago and enjoy working with our local growers to assist them in providing the community with fresh produce and locally made artisan crafts. Just like the farmers that plant seeds and look forward to a bountiful crop we plan on having the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market become more successful and a destination for the local community and visitors to our valley.

Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks

Member & Community Representative

I am originally from Wisconsin where I studied fine arts and natural resources. In 2013 I moved to Washington State to intern at Cloudview Ecofarms, an organic vegetable farm. After the first season I became very eager to learn more about organic vegetable production and I have remained at Cloudview since to further my knowledge. I have been a part of the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market for three years and I have grown very passionate about teaching community members where our food comes from. I joined the board in 2015 to have more influence on the community and the direction of the market. Other than farming, I enjoy hiking, painting, reading, fermentation, raising animals, and herbal medicine.

Marcie Espinoza

Marcie Espinoza

Member & Farmer

Erik Guadarrama

Erik Guadarrama

Member & Farmer

Scott Parsons

Scott Parsons

Member & Processor

Adriana Torres

Adriana Torres

Member & Artisan

There’s So Much More!

Our markets take place on the grounds of Pybus Public Market in downtown Wenatchee, Washington and we couldn’t ask for a better place to call home! Described as one of Washington’s most unique destinations, Pybus also houses 20 additional year-round vendors you won’t want to miss. From unique gifts and specialty foods to dining and wine tasting – there is a little something for everyone – even seasonal bike rentals!

Wenatchee Riverfront Park

Wenatchee Riverfront Park

Wenatchee Riverfront Park is just steps away. Enjoy picnic tables, restrooms, a boat launch, mini-railroad and access to the Apple Capital Loop Trail.

Apple Capital Loop Trail

Apple Capital Loop Trail

Explore the Apple Capital Loop Trail and enjoy over 15 miles of paved trail, an urban waterfront park system, and rich diversity of natural habitat along both sides of the Columbia River.

Art on the Avenues

Art on the Avenues

Enjoy art at every turn with Art on the Avenues. Over 85 sculptures are located throughout Wenatchee providing a walking tour of our community.

Historic Downtown Wenatchee

Historic Downtown Wenatchee

A short walk will bring you to Historic Downtown Wenatchee where even more dining and shopping opportunities await.

Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

For more information on everything our area has to offer, visit the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.