Saturday Market Inside the Community Center
With winter holidays, feasting and gift giving around the corner, tis the season for the Holiday Saturday Market! The last two Saturday Markets of the year, December 12th and 19th, will be in the Port Townsend Community Center from 10 am to 1 pm. Farmers and food vendors will be outside and artisan food makers and craft vendors will be inside.
Why buy local for the holidays? When you shop at the Saturday Farmers Market more of your dollars stay in this community. That means that while you buy locally produced, farm fresh food, artisan foods and hand-made gifts at the Saturday Farmers Market you support farmers, artists and artisan food makers in earning a living wage. This means that they have the means to shop locally. It is a positive cycle that helps our county thrive and grow as an artistic community with a strong connection to our food sources.
When you shop at the Saturday Farmers Market for the holidays you are also ensured the freshest organic produce sold to you directly by the hands that grew and tended it as well as one-of-a-kind gifts made by your neighbors. So stock up on all the winter veggies and locally raised meat you need for family meals this winter as well as treats that delight your senses: jam, cheese, pickles, wine and cider, smoked and caned fish, chicken, wreaths, pottery, jewelry, veggies and so much more!
See you Saturday at the market! - Amanda
P.S. The New Old Time Chautauqua will be making an appearance at the Saturday Farmers Market at about 11 am. Come check them out!
Port Townsend Coffee Roasters will be at the indoor market for the next two weeks, serving their fair-trade organic freshly roasted coffee individually dripped by the cup. They will also have all of their blends for sale as well as Better Living Through Coffee mugs.
Morganics will be back at the market this week (and next) with her delicious jams and jellies, which make wonderful and affordable gifts. Her booth-mate, Meg, will be there to warm you up with a yummy cup of PT coffee.
Crust: It’s the second to last market already. How time flies. We are baking numerous, lovely, tasty pies to celebrate. Would you like a blueberry biscuit pie? Or bacon, egg & cheddar biscuit pie still warm from our oven? Maybe a chicken pot pie or shepherd’s pie to take home to your own oven? Is a naked lemon tart calling your name? A handful of vanilla orange fig pie cookies?
A pocketful of salted chocolate minis? And there is more. Whatever you crave, we’ve got you covered. So come on intothe Community Center for a Crust Pie. You Know You Want One.
Mountain Spirit's delicious teas will be on sale this coming Saturday. They normally sell for $5 but will be on sale for $3. They have lots of luscious flavors and make great stocking stuffers.
Nash's Red Kale is the veggie of the week! This kale is a cross that Nash created 20 years ago. We've been saving seed ever since! Nash crossed Red Boar Kale, which wasn't very flavorful at the time, and brussels sprouts, which weren't very winter hearty at the time. Now we have a beautiful and tasty kale that lasts very well through the colder temperatures. The most flavorful of all the kales we grow with a little spice at the finish. Our Red Kale is a great way to show your friends how tasty kale can be!
For Christmas/Hanukkah/Solstice or other holiday you celebrate we're selling gift certificates redeemable at any Nash's farmers market booth. These lovely gifts have no expiration date and are available in any amount you'd like to spend! What a deal! Also, if you put your deposit down now, you could have a pork buying club box for that special someone (or someones) in your life! Who wouldn't want a 16 pound box of pork chops, bacon, roasts, and more for the holidays? Details on our website, or ask your marketeer how to get in while the getting's good!
Mama's Harvest will have mini tamales and big tamales. Also, we are offering a special coupon for $5 off any purchase of $40 or more. You can get the coupon on our facebook page or just mention it when making a purchase. Mama's Harvest is also taking tamale orders online for those who cannot make it to the Farmers Market: www.mamasharvest.com.