Spring has landed, bringing with it that love-it-or-hate-it staple of shopping and socializing: the farmers' market. For those who dig a good FM, Seattle is heaven, with an assortment of markets popping up in a variety of neighborhoods throughout the week. This Thursday brings opening day of the Lake City Farmers' Market (NE 127th St & 30th Ave NE, 3–7 pm). Madison Farmers' Market runs on Fridays (20th Ave & Madison St, 3–7 pm). Saturdays bring the University District Farmers' Market (University Way & NE 50th St, 9 am–2 pm, no market May 20) and, after June 3, the Magnolia Farmers' Market (Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave W, 10 am–2 pm). Sundays bring another double whammy: the West Seattle Farmers' Market (SW Alaska St & California Ave SW, 10 am–2 pm) and the rip-roaring Broadway Farmers' Market (Broadway & Thomas St, 11 am–3 pm). And for your midweek produce lull, Wednesdays bring the Columbia City Farmers' Market (Columbia Plaza, 4801 Rainier Ave S, 3–7 pm). Each of the markets listed promises an avalanche of arts, crafts, cheeses, baked goods, fish and meat, vast samples, and an array of kid-friendly culture, along with, of course, booth after booth of fresh-as-tomorrow produce. Get your money (cash, please) and go.

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