Our mission is to support local farmers and small businesses
by creating a fun, vibrant, community-minded marketplace.
Interested in helping out?
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.
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Open Air Market
June – September
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Open Air Market
Saturdays until Christmas
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Staff & Board Members
Market ManagerA 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.
President & FarmerDebra is Owner and Operator of Radix Farm. She has over 7 years experience farming and vending at Farmers Markets around the country.
Past President & FarmerAs 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.
Secretary & Community Representative
Treasurer & Farmer
Member & Community RepresentativeI 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.
Member & ProcessorOwner of McGregor’s Honey.
Member & Community Representative
Member & FarmerOwner of Lavender Boutique.
Member & ArtisanOwner of Sonata Hill Designs.
Member & FarmerCo-owner of Spencer Farm Organic.
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!