Fill Your Wagon at the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market

About Us

Our mission is to create a thriving marketplace to support farmers, small businesses, and the wider community. 

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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. Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market is honored and enthusiastic to be a tenant next to the river once again!

Proud member of the Washington State Farmers Market Association

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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Wednesday Market

June – September
Wednesday Evenings
11:00 AM to 3:00 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

 

Laurent Brooks

Laurent Brooks

Market Manager

We are happy to have Laurent come aboard as our new Market Manager this year. Laurent brings a strong business background in marketing and management  to the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market. In his pass time he enjoys rowing on the river, travelling, and serving his community!

Debra Stanbery

Debra Stanbery

President & Farmer

Debra is Owner and Operator of Radix Farm. She has over 7 years experience farming and vending at Farmers Markets around the country.

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.
Nan Inn

Nan Inn

Treasurer & Community Representative

Oliver Crain

Oliver Crain

Vice President & Community Representative

Winnie Adams

Winnie Adams

Community Representative

Patty Lighthall

Patty Lighthall

Farmer Bumble Bea's Flowers

Stephanie Coleman

Stephanie Coleman

Member & Processor Valley Cakes & Bakes

Gaby Amador

Gaby Amador

Community Representative

Grace Spencer

Grace Spencer

Member & Farmer

Co-owner of Spencer Farm Organic.

Pybus Public Market (Photo: Travis Knoop)

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.