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Why are you #GratefulForPikePlace?

Posted November 2, 2018

NOVEMBER: A MONTH OF GRATITUDE

We’re grateful for the resilience and kindness of our Market community as Seattle continues to change. Follow along as we post daily stories on social media to share our gratitude for the people who make the Market a village unlike any other!
You can join the fun too! Tag us on social media in your favorite Market memory, story, selfie or photos with #GratefulForPikePlace
You can also upload your story directly on our website – Click here to Share Your Market Story!
We’ll be taking submissions until the end of the year! Your story or photo could even be part of a Market community video montage we’ll publish in the new year!

Day 1 – Mike Osborn, Community Builder, Market Legend, and Co-Owner of Sosio’s Produce

Mike Osborn, a Market legend of over 45 years, is hard at work every day selling fresh produce and running Sosio’s Produce. But it’s not profit that drives Mike – it’s the community he’s built…(read more)


Day 2 – Lilly Glover, Former Pike Market Food Bank Manager

Pike Place Market is a place where no one should go hungry. This value, shared by all at the Market, is one that Lilly Glover has held close in her time with the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank…(read more)

Day 3 – Clint and Barb Bennett, Generous Donors and Volunteers

Clint and Barb Bennett moved from the Washington D.C. area just four years ago, and in that time they’ve made a lasting impact on Seattle….(read more)


Day 4 – Joel Carsley, Market Foundation Board Member

Joel: “I am so #GratefulforPikePlace because I got to relive some of my favorite memories this past year with my big sister in the Market. I did not grow up in the PNW, and I’d actually never been to the Market with my sister before…(read more)


Day 5 – Mark Lally, Social Worker for Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank

Mark Lally has his dream job – he’s been with the Pike Market Senior Center for 17 years as a social worker, and sees no sign of stopping. (read more)


Day 6 – Traci Calderon, Owner of Succulent Catering

Every Wednesday, Chef Traci opens the doors wide to the Atrium Kitchen in Pike Place Market and invite the community in for a five-course lunch (read more)


Day 7 – Jerry Antush, Marketologist and Host of the popular Pike Place Podcast

 

Jerry Antush is more than a fish monger at Pike Place Market. He was born and raised in Seattle and started his Market career in the 1980s as “The Juice Man” at Scotty’s Juice Bar. (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 8: Celebrating the Pike Place senior residents next door!

We got the chance to hear stories from Pike Place senior residents about why they’re #GratefulForPikePlace! These stories are the reason we work so hard to nurture this thriving Market community….(read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 9: Residential Team at Pike Place Market

Shoppers on the cobblestones below often don’t realize just above the storefronts…(read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 10: Velma Chaney and Crystal Dixon, the friendly faces of The Market Commons

The second you enter the Market Commons, you’re greeted by the warm smile of either Velma Cherokee Chaney or Crystal Barnard Dixon. (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 11: Lindy Gaylord, Market Foundation Board Member and Active Fundraiser

We want to highlight one of the #GratefulForPikePlace submissions we’ve received! (read more)


MONTH OF GRATITUDE, DAY 12: RUTH, PROUD VETERAN AND HERITAGE HOUSE RESIDENT

“Who gets to go to East Berlin, stood up against the wall, with 15 guns pointed at you?” (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 13: Pike Place Market Foundation Board of Directors

Today isn’t just another Tuesday at Pike Place Market…(read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 14: The Pike Place Market Farm Team, nourishing Pike Place Market and Beyond!

With pounds of fresh vegetables to their left and almost 200 empty boxes to their right (read more)


MONTH OF GRATITUDE, DAY 15: RAYANA WHITE, MARKET ARTIST AND WORKING MOM

Rayana White moved to Seattle from Ketchikan, Alaska in 2012 to make a living off of her art. Her specialty was keeping fisherman’s feet warm inside the “Ketchican Sneaker” or rubber rain boots. (read more)


MONTH OF GRATITUDE, DAY 16: AMERICORPS VISTAS, BRINGING INNOVATION AND KINDNESS TO THE MARKET COMMUNITY

This week we welcomed a new class of AmeriCorps VISTAs and said goodbye to those whose year has come to an end (read more)


MONTH OF GRATITUDE, DAY 17: PIKE MARKET SENIOR CENTER & FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS, A DIVERSE COMMUNITY READY TO HELP

The Pike Market Food Bank welcomes over 100 volunteers every month to help run daily operations. (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 18: YOUR #GratefulForPikePlace story

We are thrilled by the submissions we’ve received for why you are #GratefulForPikePlace… (Read Janelle and Mike’s story)


MONTH OF GRATITUDE, DAY 19: NICK SETTEN, SAVOR SEATTLE TOUR GUIDE MANAGER

Nick first raised his pink umbrella back in 2010 as a Tour Guide for Savor Seattle leading dozens of groups around Pike Place Market each week (read more)


MONTH OF GRATITUDE, DAY 20: JENNY, FLOWER FARMER AND MARKET MERCHANT

Colorful, eye-popping floral bouquets line Jenny’s flower stand while hundreds of shoppers walk by and gape, astounded by their beauty. (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 21 – Suzette, Connecting Seniors and Students Together at Heritage House

The seniors of Heritage House at Pike Place Market, the assisted living facility, are friendly neighbors of the students of Pike Market Child Care and Preschool. (read more)


MONTH OF GRATITUDE, DAY 22 – FAIRMONT OLYMPIC HOTEL, DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS IN THE MARKET COMMUNITY

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, love and coming together. (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 23: Issie, Merchant and Owner of Best Flowers, 1991 – 2010

Issie, a Pike Place Market resident of over 30 years, steps into the Sunny Honey Company shop by Pike Place Fish Market and looks around. (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 24: Jo, Mary, Austin, Lori, Mike & Dan, Our dedicated team of volunteers!

On this busy holiday weekend, we’re grateful for this team of volunteers who stand outside in the cold to raise awareness and support for the Pike Place Market Foundation! (read more)


MONTH OF GRATITUDE, DAY 25– JAISON SCOTT, PIKE PLACE FISH MARKET CO-OWNER AND FISH THROWER

Another amazing #GratefulForPikePlace story, this time from the famous fishmongers of Pike Place Fish. (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 26: Larry Mellum, Owner of Pike Place Chowder

Larry Mellum has been making seafood chowder in the Pacific Northwest since 1991. (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 27: The Market Merchant community

Thanks to all of the merchants who came together to build such a successful Market Matching Pool! (read more)


MONTH OF GRATITUDE, DAY 28: DR. RANDY WONG AND THE CARING STAFF OF NEIGHBORCARE HEALTH AT PIKE PLACE MARKET.

For over 4 years, Dr. Randy Wong has walked the cobblestones to NeighborCare Health in Post Alley (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 29: All of our amazing donors, especially YOU!

Thank you to everyone who came together and helped us raise over $20,000 on GivingTuesday! (read more)


Month of Gratitude, Day 30: Ilene Stark, Executive Director of Pike Market Child Care and Preschool

We are humbled and honored by the impact Ilene Stark has made on the Market family at the Pike Market Child Care and Preschool dating back 35 years. (read more)