About Us

The Tumwater Farmers Market is located on the southwest corner of Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road, directly behind the city’s maintenance and facilities building and is open every Wednesday May through September, from 10am to 2pm. Go here for Maps & Directions.


The Tumwater Farmers Market encourages commerce, entertainment and trade in the Tumwater Town Center that is conducted in accordance with the Washington State Farmers Market Association Roots Guidelines. The market also strives to educate the public regarding the benefits of preserving local agriculture and of making healthy food choices.

The market is operated and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Several committees of community representatives are chaired by board members, and guide market activities such as market operations, community relations, and events.

2017 Board of Directors

AlyssaAlyssa Auvinen – WA Dept of Health
Board President, Community member
Alyssa is on the DOH Wellness Committee and works on healthy food initiatives. Before moving to WA, she lived in Montana and started a farmers market at the community health clinic. “The market is a great place to find local food, laughs, and (most days) some much needed sun.”

Judy Andrew – Starry Lane Apiary
Board Secretary, Farm representative
Judy has been a vendor at the market since very early on. She has served on the board a number of times and is currently our Secretary and also our newsletter editor. “I like to support local agriculture and small businesses.  I really enjoy meeting the people that actually grow the food or produce the goods I want to purchase.”

MelissaMelissa Galiasso – WSECU
Community representative
“I love the Tumwater Farmers Market because I believe in the concept from farm to table. It’s a great way to get my daughter involved in cooking and the value of buying local.”

Pat Starzyk – Retired
Community member
Pat has been our on-site volunteer for the last eight years! We couldn’t do it without her! She is also the smiling face at the manager station operating the token machine and the occasional costumed pumpkin or Scoopy Doo on Dog Days of Summer.

Joel Hanson

Connie Allison

Colleen Gondolfi 

Staff and other contacts

  • Market Manager: Beverly King (click to email, or call 360-464-5879)
  • Newsletter editor: Judy Andrew
  • Market Photographer: Dana Huffman
  • Facilities Manager: Stan Osborn

Mailing Address

Tumwater Farmers Market
855 Trosper Rd. SW #108-219
Tumwater, WA 98512

Copyright © 2017 Tumwater Farmers Market. All rights reserved.