Microsoft already has a bike repair shop, an eye clinic and several restaurants — among a bevy of other services — available to employees on its company campus in Redmond.
Now you can add a farmers market to that list.
As noted by the Seattle Times, Pike Place Market is setting up a new satellite farmers market on Tuesdays at the Microsoft Commons starting in mid-June. The organization already has three other weekly “Express Markets” in Seattle — at City Hall, Occidental Park and South Lake Union — but is now heading east to serve up fresh and local products to thousands of Microsofties.
There will be around 14 vendors at the Microsoft location, all of whom are required to also work at the original Pike Place farmers market for each day they sell products at an Express Market.
The Microsoft farmers market, which will include everything from organic vegetables to flowers, will operate every Tuesday until October. It will join “Pike Place at the Commons,” a bakery/deli that’s been at the Microsoft Commons since the mini-mall was built in 2009.
Pike Place is also opening up another Express Market at the Virginia Mason Medical Center.