Growth Sparks New Crown Hill Market

As the Parla Apartment building went up across the Crown Hill Center, Karin LaBelle got an idea. Growth was coming to Crown Hill. Could more people translate into more community cohesiveness?

She and her husband had been selling their  Crown Hill Honey at the pop-up Farm Stand operated by City Grown Seattle every Wednesday since the summer of 2016. She wondered if the time was right to expand the market into a community-gathering place.

In the spring of 2017, she began to put her ideas into practice. The first official Crown Hill Market  at the Crown Hill Center kicked off in May.

Next Market Day:  Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm

On Wednesday, August 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. the market will feature a number of local artisans who have signed on to participate.

“My goal was to offer Crown Hill makers an opportunity to share their talents with neighbors in a hyper-local community setting,” says Karin. “With permission from Small Faces Preschool, who runs the Center, our idea for a local Market is beginning to take hold.”

Crown Hill Market is a great way for local crafters and makers to offer their products to the community. Anyone who wants to participate should reach out and inquire at

“We’re trying to build community connection through this market, bringing new residents and long-time residents together for food, crafts, and fun,” says LaBelle. “We hope more community members will take advantage of the opportunity.”

The monthly market is on the first Wednesday of the month from May to September.


Growth Brings Fresh Ideas for Community
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