March 2012

Pike Place Market | Seattle Landmark

Coffee, rain and Pike Place Market are probably the first three things that pop into someone’s mind when you mention Seattle, although not necessarily in that order. The coffee is self-explanatory. You’d drink a lot too if you were home to Starbucks. The rain, well, what can we say. You gotta like rain to live here.

Pike Place Market is different. It’s a great tourist destination and an interesting part of Seattle history. The story goes that early settlers were frustrated with the cost of groceries and produce. Apparently, enterprising middlemen were adding a bit too much to the price of the goods in the form of their profit and people were none too happy about it. So, in a pseudo-Boston Tea Party move, they ditched the middleman and set up their own farmers market where they could buy directly from the farmer.