Celebrate the Market!

Pike Place Market Foundation

On May 18th, friends near and far came out to “Celebrate The Market!” and honor the community that makes Pike Place Market the Soul of Seattle! Thank you to our guests, community members, performers, vendors, and volunteers for helping raise $263,872 in support of Pike Place Market!

We are so grateful for the chance to gather together and celebrate the community members, service agencies, PDA staff, and partners who make this neighborhood the “Soul of Seattle”.



See who stepped up to the Red Carpet for an interview with Molly Shen from KOMO4 TV!

Despite the challenges the Market has experienced these past few years, we still have so much to celebrate and be thankful for… Watch our community impact videos:


Over 40 years, the Market Foundation has directly invested $40 million into this community and leveraged more than $148 million in additional taxpayer funding.

Pike Market Childcare and Preschool overcame the devastating impacts of COVID with the help of over $1 million in unrestricted annual funds and $106,000 in emergency funding from the Market Foundation.

This season, nearly every farmstand in the Market was able to invest in seeds and bulbs with the support of our Small Business Fund.

The Market Commons’ community-wide approach and funds from the Market Community Safety Net have kept people housed and financially stable in the face of inflation and rising costs.


… and so much more!

“Big letters and a clock 

Usher the city inside 

Whoever you are wherever you’re from

“Welcome home, you’re right on time”


Round the corner to sudden sun


Tap dancing chatter (Pigtacular!)

White Heron Cellar 

glass of wine 


Gathering lessons of summer

Under sheltering arms of 

Red umbrella picnic table 


With rain I am familiar

With sun I’m out of practice 

(I am learning)


There is so much that goes in to

Growing a single flower

This place is always taking care 

This place was built to help


My preschool

My 5th pillar of hip hop

My open door 

My Market Mother


Eat! There’s salmon and broccoli and strawberry balsamic crostini’s

Dream! Cat accordion 

Golden pig bigger than I’ve ever seen gets it’s wings

Inspire! Feel the heat from that star? 

What you give can matter to millions 

What you give can matter for millions of miles

What you give can matter next door 

In 3 minutes you’re not a stranger anymore 


Celebrate! (Like it’s your birthday) 

Be bells in the air

Be water and seed and weather brave farmer 

Be bouquets of flowers on the table 


Take the time 

Take the effort 


Be all of these lessons in summer”


-Passenger Poet (Audrey Kohler)


Anonymous (5)

Amy & JR Tipton

Arlene and Mark Tibergien

Ashley Michael

Carla and Don Lewis

Carol Binder

Chris Volk

Clint and Barb Bennett

Dorothy Bullitt

Eddie and Jenn Kirschenbaum

Edie Hilliard

Elizabeth Coppinger and Patrick Binns

Helen Stusser

Holmeses of Bothell Charitable Fund

Jamie and Chris Campbell

Jamie Bergford and Geoff Parkins

Jay and Sue Fredericksen

Jenn Schooley

Jessica and Rais Bhuiyan

Jo and Blaine VanDerSnick

Jody Foster and John Ryan

Joe Fuller

Joel and Nicole Carsley

John Teutsch and Mary Foster

Jonathan and Alycia Bahe

Kirsten Anderson and Kevin Sabol

Larry and Betty Mellum

Lillian Sherman

Lindy and Bill Gaylord

Lisa Samson

Lovett McLuckie Family Trust

Marie and Aaron Gill

Mary Holmes

Mary Richardson

Michele Shaw

Nancy Ward and Toby Bright

Natalie and Patrick Dean

Patty and Stu Spencer

Peggy Phillips

Robert R. Braun Jr.

Ryan Smith

Sherry Burkey and Bill Rudolph

Skye Saylor and Thomas Marnin

Susan and Frank Finneran

Suzanne Hittman

The Grozner Fund

Tracy and Michelle Codd

Wright-Janeway Fund


2023 Menu

Procured and Created by Chef Traci Calderon at Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market  

Market-Sourced Passed Appetizers 

Beecher’s Phyllo Tarts with Vanilla Bean Applesauce(Vegetarian)
Market Partners: Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Sosio’s, and MarketSpice 

Uli’s Sausage Wrapped in Puff Pastry with Mustard
Market Partners:  Uli’s Famous Sausage, Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market

Crostini with Strawberries, Mint and Black Truffle Balsamic Drizzle(Vegetarian)
Market Partners:  Le Panier, Sosio’s and Truffle Queen 

Maiz Avacado Tostada with Tomatillo Salsa (Vegan, DF)
Market Partners: Maiz, Sosio’s, Bonnie B’s Peppers  


Market-Sourced Dinner 

King Salmon with Wild Blackberry Honey Sauce
Market Partners: Sunny Honey, Herban Farm, Pike Place Fish

Roasted Cauliflower and Romanesco(Vegetarian)
Market Partners: Sosio’s, Holmquist Hazelnuts 

Shaved Fennel Salad with Bibb Lettuce, Apples and Blue Cheese with Italian White Wine Vinaigrette(Vegetarian)
Market Partners: Sosio’s, Truffle Queen, Cheese Box 

Bread & Butter(Vegetarian)
Market Partners: MacrinaBakery and Pike Place Creamery