The Jefferson County Farmers Market is pleased to be an active part of our community. Through our partnerships with many local organizations, we support 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 and Power of Produce Club possible. Our season sponsors include: Jefferson Healthcare, Ravenscroft Inn, Aldrach's Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Kitsap Bank, Kitsap Credit Union, Port Townsend Chiropractic, Organic Valley, Gaiaceous Gardens, Port Townsend Arts Guild, and Port Ludlow Resort. Our Gimme5 food assistance matching sponsors include: Jefferson Healthcare, United Good Neighbors, and Kristin Manwaring Insurance, and 1st Security Bank. Our Artisan Food Festival Sponsors include: Organic Valley and Pane d'Amore Artisan Bakery. 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.
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.