The Pike Place Market or “the Market,” as it is fondly called by Seattleites, started on August 17, 1907, as an experiment to bring shoppers face to face with farmers. It was a huge experiment that was a success from its very first day. . .so much so that the Market claims to be the oldest continuously operating farmers’ market in the United States.
When we moved to Seattle, we deliberately chose an apartment just half a block from the iconic place of commerce and it quickly became not only the source of our fruits, vegetables, dairy products, fish, and flowers, but so much more. In fact, for 25 years I used the Market as the basis for my food-and-wine-writing career!
Along the way I have snapped some lovely photos of the “soul of Seattle” that I can’t wait to share with you.