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The Edmonds Market

The Edmonds Market is one of my favorite things in my hometown, just north of Seattle. Street vendors set up early, and by nine in the morning the market is already going strong. I like to get there early, to get a good choice and – to get a parking space.

It was a wonderful, cool, cloudy morning, but there was no rain. I stopped at Celebrations, a bakery/catering booth, and bought chocolate covered brownies for a gathering later in the day, and an orange/cinnamon roll for my own sinful indulgence. (It was sticky and wonderful!)

All of the people photographed here gave permission for their photos:

The honey man who mixes all his own honeys and brings his bees to pollinate crops for various farmers:

The relish makers – a variety of homemade chutneys, condiments, relishes, made by them from herbs and vegetables they grow:


This lady sells wonderful lotions in divine fragrances – sandlewood, ginger and lime, etc.

This woman and her daughter knit and crochet darling little clothes for babies!


I found these wonderful squash / pumpkins:


There are all kinds of vendors selling flowers, at wonderful prices:


Just outside the Edmonds Street Market is the gazebo round-about, and every now and then, some kids think it hysterically funny to pour a little detergent into it, making it bubble over:


There is a Starbucks by the fountain, with several tables outside to accommodate dog walking patrons:


August 30, 2009 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Cultural, ExPat Life, Food, Living Conditions, Marketing, Seattle, Shopping, Travel


  1. hahahahaha, and I was wondering if they allowed you to take pictures.

    Comment by Purgatory | August 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hahahahahahahahaha, I told them it was for my friends in Qatar and Kuwait, and they were all happy to be photographed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. Oh I am in love with such places… and the lotion lady!!! sandlewood, ginger and lime! My God! Those are the things I like in such products (I avoid orange, strawberry, and too fruity smells)… my products will always be similar to what she have, fig, olive oil, avocado, apples…. I was told I have the taste of an old English lady in such things LOL

    Comment by ansam518 | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hey nice photos of Edmond’s Souk Waqif ,

    Do you give your blog address to the people you take picture of ,so they can see themselves in it .The people look happy except the guys selling relish .

    Comment by Daggero | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  5. Ansam! Oh, I would love to have you here! They would love you, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes! Yes! Daggero, you totally get it! The Edmonds Mubarakiyya!

    The guys selling relish saw me buy honey from the vendor next door, and I think they would have been smiling if I had bought relish, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ If they ask, I give the blog address to them. Most people don’t care.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  6. intlxpatr

    there is an arabic saying

    “What tastes sweeter than honey ? answer Free pickles (Relish)”

    Comment by Daggero | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  7. How can I sell my ceramics at this market? I currently am a guest vender at Olympia Farmers Market and would like to do others. signed toni lawrence

    Comment by toni lawrence | September 10, 2009 | Reply

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