THE FACES BEHIND THE FLOWERS
Pictured here is Jenny, one of the dozens of farmers who, today, call Pike Place Market home. Every Friday, Jenny brings her gorgeous flowers to the Market for shoppers to pick up the perfect bouquet. She loves selling at the Market – so much so that she’s been coming here for almost 30 years! When Jenny’s tractor broke down this past spring, her farming business was in jeopardy. Being the sole provider for her family, she felt helpless.
Luckily, a friend of Jenny’s alerted her to the Market’s Community Safety Net, a fund that provides emergency relief to anyone living and working in the Market. Through this fund she secured a refurbished tractor and got right back to tending to the colorful flowers that decorate the Market. (Read the full story)
Historic Photo by John Stamets, 1986. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW38745. Modern photo and image editing by Rosemary Dai Ross
Pictured here is Issie, one of the hundreds of people who call Pike Place Market home. She’s lived here for over 30 years and in her time has been a farmer, crafter, and eventually a proprietor of her own floral shop, Best Flowers. Issie is proud to be part of the group of farmers, artists and merchants who elevated Pike Place Market during its revival in the 1970s and ‘80s.
Now retired, Issie is a resident in the Market’s senior housing and is still an active member of the community. She relies on the Pike Market Food Bank to help make ends meet, visits The Market Commons to receive tech help and attend free monthly health and art programs and volunteers at the Pike Market Senior Center.
These resources keep healthy food within reach and allow Issie to remain active and social in the neighborhood she’s been a part of for decades. (Read the full story)
Help us nurture the next chapter of Pike Place Market. This beloved historic district in the heart of downtown Seattle only thrives with constant love, support and investment. Please give generously this holiday season to keep the “Soul of Seattle” alive and well for future generations.
Historic Photo by John Stamets, 1986. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW38736. Modern photo and image editing by Rosemary Dai Ross
Brighten someone’s holiday season by participating in our annual Giving Tree! Make a meaningful impact and give a special present to our seniors, families and community members!
- Donate a gift card for groceries or home goods (Target, Safeway, Fred Meyers) in the $25 – $100 range
- Purchase a gift from our Amazon Wish List
- Pick up a gift tag at one of our Giving Trees at Pike Place Market
- Donate today to the Market Foundation and we’ll take care of the shopping for our community members!