Community Events: Taste of the Market

Olympia Farmers Market became, for one night, an elegant open-air eatery. Attendees who dined at the suddenly elegant market sampled the cuisine of 26 restaurants while listening to the music of Joe Baque and his trio, with Mike Olson on congas.

Diners sampled main dishes, dessert and beer or wine from among the evenings’ offerings prepared by restaurants such as Acqua Via, Anthony’s Home Port, Budd Bay Cafe, Dingey’s, Dockside Bistro, Mercato, Swing Wine Bar and Water Street Cafe.

The Taste of the Market was the biggest annual fundraiser put on by Friends of Olympia Farmers Market. It was a fun night of food, beer, wine and music, in support of the local community. Proceeds from the evening’s event help fund market improvements and scholarships for students from local farming families to study organic farming. Information: