NVC Newsletter

Pike Street Market Social Service Tour

March 2016, Volume 66, Issue 3

Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market is known for flying fish, flowers, crafts and lots of yummy food choices.  But even frequent visitors may not know of its long-standing commitment to serving the downtown community.

Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 for a free insider’s tour to the Pike Place Market.  The hour-long tour combines both the history of the Market as well as an exploration of the lesser-known social service programs that are housed there.  You might be surprised to learn that the Market supports a Senior Center, a food bank, a clinic, a day care center and hundreds of units of affordable housing.

Also you will discover what the price of onions had to do with the creation of the Market.  You will learn about some of the people that made the Market what it is today, including the Japanese American truck farmers pre-WWII.  And you will get to meet some of the people that continue to make it what some have termed “The Soul of the City”.

The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and the gathering spot is beside Rachel the Piggy Bank (directly in front of the Pike Place Fish Market).  Our tour guide will be Brian Anderson, the manager of the Pike Market Food Bank.  Please let Debbie Kashino know by April 8th if you are interested in attending.  Contact information is debbiekashino@gmail.com.