City of Sammamish Statement on Sammamish Farmers Market

Release Date: May 21, 2020

The City of Sammamish is issuing this statement to underscore the City’s position on summer events.  There is some confusion around the Sammamish Farmers Market that this statement is intended to clarify. 

  • At a City Council Special Meeting on April 14, 2020, the City Council voted to cancel all City of Sammamish sponsored events, including the City’s Farmers Market, through the end of August in order to protect the community and mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19. The safety of our residents is our first priority.  
  • Events canceled include popular gatherings such as the Farmers Market, Fourth on the Plateau, and Concerts in the Park.
  • The City of Sammamish has not received any permit applications for a 2020 Farmers Market; however, any such applications would have to go through our permitting process like any other Temporary Use Permit.  
  • The City of Sammamish has observed how other cities are handling farmers markets. For instance, the Redmond Farmers Market has moved from their original location of 35 years.
  • Though the City of Sammamish has no involvement with the farmers market being organized by the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sammamish is glad they have found a place to conduct their farmers market.