Your sun hats are on, the kids are humming a Not-Its song in the stroller, and you’ve got your canvas bags at the ready: It’s time to hit the farmers market. In between booths selling stone fruits, purple potatoes and fava beans you’ll find local artisans offering handmade edibles and imbibables that are perfect hot afternoons elixirs for you and your little ones. Here’s five local sweet treat and specialty drink purveyors selling at markets around town that you shouldn’t miss this season.
With a name kids are destined to snicker at every time, Soda Jerk serves the coolest bubbly bevvies in town. Made with market-fresh ingredients, you can almost feel good about serving kiddos soda since the lavender, lemon and mint used in these sips is locally sourced and organic. Once you find a favorite flavor at Soda Jerk’s Ballard Market booth fill up a growler to go and reward the kiddos with sweet, refreshing sips throughout the week.
Find it: sodajerksoda.com
Tip: Remember to check each company’s website or Facebook page for market days and locations before heading out.
Does your family have a favorite cool treat or specialty drink at your local farmers market? Let us know about it below!
— Sara Billups