Hi! My name is Terumi Pong and I am a Seattle phone photographer. I write about family travel and living in our city on my blog, An Emerald City Life. My family and I often come to Pike Place Market together to eat and explore. Sometimes we bike from our house and make a stop at the Market before or […]

Congratulations, Don and team! The last remaining butcher shop in Pike Place Market will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Saturday, August 3rd with rollback prices on selected items and treats. Don & Joe’s Meats is celebrating the Summer of 1969 all over again! In 1969, Don Kuzaro Sr. and his brother-in-law, Joe Darby purchased Dan’s Better Meats from their […]

Frank Genzale and his wife Sue at the grand opening of Frank’s Quality Produce on March 12, 1979.  The highstall in the Corner Market building celebrated its 40th anniversary on March 12, 2019, but the Genzale family has been at the Market much longer. Congratulations to owner Frank Genzale and his team at Frank’s Quality Produce in […]

Posted July 20, 2018 Since 1907, Pike Place Market has been the soul of Seattle and the source of some of the best locally grown produce, fresh seafood, specialty food, handmade gifts and independently owned shops and boutiques. From our humble beginnings, when farmers sold fruits and vegetables from horse-drawn carriages on the cobblestones; to today, as we welcome more than 15 million visitors […]

On the public market’s first day, August 17, 1907, crowds of shoppers seeking fresh produce and bargains descended upon the new marketplace. The first farmer sold out of produce within minutes. August 17, 2017, marks the 110th anniversary of Pike Place Market’s historic founding. Join us for a celebratory event! 110th Anniversary Events: Caspar Babypants […]

In the early 1940s, World War II tensions resulted in the tragic internment of thousands of Japanese Americans in the United States. The majority of the Pike Place Market’s farmers were forced from their homes and livelihoods, never to return. In 1998, local Japense-born artist Aki Sogabe was commissioned by the Japanese American Citizen League Seattle Chapter to create artwork honoring the memory of long-time Japanese American farmers. “Song […]

People and produce are the twin themes of this outdoor mural, located on the Pike Hillclimb. It’s a newer piece of art in the Market, it was created by Billy King in 2011. He aimed to capture the essence and spirit of Pike Place Market.

Pike Place Market celebrated its 108th birthday yesterday! But did you know the Market was almost demolished in the 1960s? For this month’s trivia question, can you figure out why Pike Place Market was nearly torn down? A. It was severely damaged by the Great Seattle Fire. B. A tsunami hit Seattle, destroying parts of the Market. […]

Happy birthday and 108th anniversary to Pike Place Market! On this day in 1907, Seattle shoppers surrounded the first farmers’ wagons on Pike Place to score fresh produce from the surrounding countryside. Thank you, Seattle, for continuing to support your Market through the years. We couldn’t do it without you, or the 500+ amazing and dedicated farmers, […]