The Jefferson County Farmers Market is pleased to be an active part of our county community. Through our partnerships with many local organizations we support our local farms, artisan food makers and artists, as well as foster access to nutritious local food for all. Read more about our partners below.
Our Sponsors help make our farmers markets as well as our Gimme5 food assistance matching program possible. Our season sponsors include: Jefferson Healthcare, Ravenscroft Inn, Aldrach's Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Kristin Manwaring Insurance, Kitsap Bank, Kitsap Credit Union, Port Townsend Chiropractic, Organic Valley and Port Ludlow Resort. Our Gimme5 food assistance matching sponsors include: Jefferson Healthcare, United Good Neighbors, and Pane d'Amore. Our Artisan Food Festival Sponsors include: The Port Townsend Food Co-op, Organic Valley, Pane d'Amore, the Port Townsend Arts Guild, Mt. Townsend Creamery, Thunderbull Productions, the Port Townsend Public Library, YMCA, and CedarRoot Folk School. We are so thankful for the vast support of our community, with which our markets continue to grow and serve our community.
Farm Visits: In partnership with Washington State University of Jefferson County, JCFM is a cosponsor of the annual Jefferson County Farm Tour, in which numerous farmers open their farms to the public. Also included on the tour are community gardens and fiber farms.
Outreach: JCFMA is an active participant in Fresh and Healthy Food for Everyone, an outreach campaign conducted in cooperation with the Women Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to educate and assist low-income individuals and families on the benefits of healthy eating, which has resulted in a threefold increase in EBT purchases our markets. Learn more about our Gimme5 program.
Collaboration: The Chimacum Corner Farmstand generously hosts the Chimacum Market. The City of Port Townsend and County Parks and Rec support the market in staying operational in the heart of uptown Port Townsend.
JCFM is a member of the Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative, a consortium of 8 community organizations that work strategically to keep the rural landscape economically viable by offering landowners a variety of tools to assist them in business planning, resource conservation, education, technical assistance, and marketing. Other members include the Jefferson County Conservation District, Jefferson Land Trust, Washington State University Extension, the Food Co-op, Northwest Natural Resource Group, and Shore Bank Enterprise Cascadia. The Collaborative's goal is to help small-scale farmers and foresters be economically successful so that agricultural and forest land can remain part of the local landscape.
Non-profit booths: JCFM provides complimentary booth space at its market for the following non-profit organizations: Gathering Place, Jefferson County Animal Shelter, Greyhound Rescue, Second Chance, Master Gardeners, Washington State University, Master Gardeners, Slow Food, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the Port Townsend Film Festival and the Jefferson Trails Association.