Ready for customers at the check-out stands.
Central Market Shoreline
Market Director Ken Yette
Caffe Appassionato is set up for business in our silo.
set for Oct. 8
Pumpkin growers from all around the Pacific NW and Canada will gather here Oct. 8 to show off their pumpkins, which range anywhere from 500 to more than 1,000 pounds. They will be competing in the parking lot for bragging rights and a $2,000 check. This will be an exciting day of prizes for many of the contestants and a carving demonstration from a local Master Carver.
During the weigh-off, family and friends can partake in the Market’s Pumpkin Bratwurst Barbecue, caramel apples and experience the Shoreline Farmers Market.
The pumpkins are carefully weighed using a net system, a forklift, and are gently placed on a giant scale provided by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers organization. The record for this event was set in 2013 with a pumpkin that weighed 1,666 pounds. Last year’s winner broke 1,500 pounds. Who knows what giant will take the field this year?
Pumpkins are entered through the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers organization
Central Market Shoreline’s Story
Central Market Shoreline became a member of the Town & Country family in 1990 as the relatively small Shoreline Price Chopper. In 2000, the store reopened as the 57,500-square-foot Central Market, featuring 10,000 square feet devoted to fresh organic and conventional produce, a 52-foot-long Meat Market service counter and live shellfish tanks.
It was the Shoreline store that first employed the silo as the iconic symbol of Central Market’s commitment to connecting people to the source of their food, and used the tagline, “Celebrating Fresh!”
Another remodel in 2008 expanded the Deli, which now offers large self-service bars for salads, soups, vegetarian entrees and olive-and-antipasto bar. With a microwave, in-store seating for about 50 people and a check-out stand that operates from 10:30 am to 8 pm right in the Deli, our Deli has become a popular spot for lunch – great choices and super fresh. We provide recycling and composting receptacles in the dining area.
The store employs 160 people, and attracts customers not just from the surrounding neighborhoods, but from Seattle to Edmonds and east to Lake Forest Park and even Kirkland.
We support Hopelink, a non-profit that helps families in crisis get back on their feet; local schools; youth sports teams; neighborhood associations; community organizations; and events like the Shoreline Math Olympiad.
Special features offered by Central Market Shoreline include our Sushi Bar, Central Pizzeria, Tortilla Machine, Salad, Soup and Noodle Bars …