Few things have ever closed your Ballard Farmers Market. Well, only two things, actually: Christmas Day and New Year's Day. So open we will be this most epic of Super Bowl Sundays. That means you can visit your favorite vendors today to pick up your weekly groceries and a few last minute goodies for your Big Game party before kickoff at 3:30 p.m. For instance, the 12th Sheep from Glendale Shepherd brings with it the first sheep's milk yogurt of 2015. Woohoo! (And can I get a "Go Hawks!" whilst sounding like a sheep, good people of Ballard? Let it out, loud and proud!)
Samish Bay Cheese is offering a special Super Bowl Cheese Plate for you today at your Ballard Farmers Market: #12 Fresh Cheese Plate, $12: (Choose two of the cheeses listed below), or Double Your Pleasure Family Size Fresh Cheese Plate, $24 (Larger portions than the #12 plate: Choose three of the following, while supplies last): Ladysmith, Aged Ladysmith, Chive Ladysmith, Arugula Ladysmith, Queso Jalapeño, Queso Diablo, or Queso Seco.
Some of the biggest 12s amongst our Seahawks crazy vendors are the folks from Wilson Fish. There is no place they'd rather be on Sunday than watching the Hawks play... well, except right here at your Ballard Farmers Market, where they hook you up with fish while listening to the game on the radio. Why not honor their commitment and sacrifice by serving your Big Game party guests one of their sides of smoked King salmon!
Some local wine and cider from Eaglemount Wine & Cider will certainly endear you to your hosts when you show up to their house to watch Seattle pummel New England today.
How's about some yummy sweet potato chips from Lyall Farms? What a delicious, healthy and local way to par-tay today, wouldn't you say?
Uncle Eyal's has stocked up on all of their great dips and sauces today at your Ballard Farmers Market. So grab some mint sauce, some hummus or some baba ghanoush for an awesome game day spread!
Some of this olive fougasse or fougasse loaf from Ballard's own Tall Grass Bakery will go quite nicely with any of those spreads, though I could eat one on my own all by itself! (So you'd better get three.)
Some naturally-barrel fermented pickles from Britt's Pickles are also great additions to your party spread. And you can't rock sausage much harder than with their various krauts.
And if you need those sausages still, Sea Breeze Farm will have a healthy supply of their farm-fresh links today in a wonderful variety of flavors.
For the kids, an alternative to booze and a mixer for cocktails, grab a growler or three of fresh soda from Soda Jerk Soda.
Looking for gluten-free goodies? Stop by Nuflours Gluten-free Bakery for these gluten-free 12th brownies!
And last, but by no means least, we welcome back Phocas Farms to your Ballard Farmers Market for 2015. Jimmy returns with a great variety of succulents at a perfect time of year to get them in the ground, so they will thrive all summer. And if we're lucky, he may also have a few packets of local saffron, too!
There is plenty more local deliciousness waiting for you today at your Ballard Farmers Market. Just check What’s Fresh Now! for a more complete accounting of what is in season right now.