What a surprising and refreshing array of functional art by local artists I found here. The shop was bursting with color, and the friendly staff had stories about every artist inside - and there are over 100. From tabletop items, to vases, mosaic mirrors, and a quite amazing selection of jewelry and wearable art - I left with some delightful treasures.
What to buy: Why get a cheesy mug when you could get something much more meaningful and beautiful made by a local artist? This is the place to find it.
What to pay: Lots of things around $20, but prices go up into the hundreds. Most jewelry between $20 and $150.
While the name of the market is officially the "Edmonds Museum Summer Market" the current incantation runs from early May (most certainly "Spring" in western Washington) into early October (most decidedly "Autumn" here!). The market is open only on Saturdays.
As the name implies, the market is located right next to the Edmonds Historical Society and Museum, and has proven wildly popular.
In mid-August, the market has one day in which it expands to fill a vast space, and is a much larger event called "Taste of Edmonds".
The web site below is for the various Snohomish County Farmer's Markets, including the one in Edmonds.
What to buy: Concentrate of the local arts and crafts.
Stay away from the mass produced overpriced junk food, as you could do much better at any of the assorted small restaurants in downtown Edmonds.
However, the Farmer's Market portion of the food is wonderful fresh produce, and worthy of attention, especially if you find something for use as a road snack.