Find great foods throughout Washington state - from Spokane to Sequim (and of course Seattle Tacoma, too). Have a favorite thing about eating locally in the great state of Washington? Tell us about it!
Washington State Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables
Washington is full of great produce - from the green Pacific coast to the more arid eastern section of the state, the state has a range of growing conditions to offer. Warm and dry summers, cool but not frosty and wet winters all make for very happy plants. See what fruits and vegetables to expect when in Washington State with this Guide to Washington Seasonal Produce.
Washington Farmers Markets
Just as the state is filled with great produce, it is also covered with farmers markets full of said produce, not to mention pastured eggs and meat and dairy products, fresh seafood, and jams (made from some of the sweetest, juiciest berries you'll likely to find), as well as other local foodstuffs. Find them all with this Guide to Washington State Farmers Markets.
Washington Local Foods Resources
Find more ideas, inspiration, events, and like-minded folks with these local foods resources in Washington state:
Washington Apples & Pears
Washington CheesesGreat cheese is to be had in Washington. From Washington State University's famous Cougar Gold to Seattle's Beecher's Handmade Cheese and dozens upon dozens of smaller producers. All of which is highlighted at Seattle's annual Cheese Festival in May.
Washington Dungeness Crab
The Puget Sound hosts many shellfish farms - oysters, mussels, clams, and geoducks are raised in the tidal flat areas in impressively sustainable ways. The rich but cold waters create some of the tastiest shellfish available. Pacific oyster breeds (i.e. kumamotos, pacificas) are particularly worth seeking out for their sweet flavor, plump build, snappy texture,and briny pop.
Washington Wild Salmon
Washington Wines & Beers
Some great wines are made in Washington, and there are winery districts all over the state. This listing of Washington Wines and Wineries is a great place to get started exploring the Washington wine scene.
A popular event for Seattle locals every year is the Passport to Woodinville in April when all the Woodinville wineries are open on the same day. Tickets go on sale in February.
Artisan beers and brew pubs are a dime a dozen in Washington. Find one near you with this Guide to Washington Beers.