PT Saturday Farmers Market Opens April 2, 2016
The last day of the 2015 Port Townsend Saturday Market was December 19th. Local farmers, artisans, and the Jefferson County Farmer’s Market staff and Board of Directors (JCFM) thank you for shopping at the Port Townsend and Chimacum Farmers Markets in 2015! Supporting local food growers and artisans that sell at our markets is a nutritious way to strengthen local small businesses.
Your patronage in 2015 helped over 75 local farmers and artisans sell more that $1 million in sustainably produced food, goods, and services. Purchases made at our markets ripple out into our local economy making jobs. With your support, sales at our farmers markets have risen 5% since 2014!
Long time JCFM Director, Will O'Donnell, passed the torch to new Director, Amanda Milholland, on Halloween 2015. Will, thank you for seven years of leadership. Your vision and drive have helped the Port Townsend and Chimacum markets grow into the thriving community hubs they are today.
From all of our families to you and yours, thank you for shopping at our markets in 2015! We wish you a happy New Year and look forward to seeing you next year!
Amanda Milholland, JCFM Director
In addition to being a dedicated shopper, please consider jumping in to strengthen what’s going on:
GIMME5: Through our Gimme5 program, JCFM provided over $11,000 in food assistance to low-income shoppers this year. Gimme5 matches existing Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), Women Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior WIC benefits and helps families take home more farm products. This program increases community access to healthy foods while supporting farmers. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to JCFM’s Gimme5 program in 2016. Individual donations as well as contributions from Jefferson Healthcare, and United Good Neighbors make this program possible.
SEASON SPONSORS: In addition to the support of our shoppers, our very generous season sponsors make our markets possible. They believe in our mission and help us continue to be one of the most innovative and successful small-town markets in the state. We thank Aldrich's Market, Jefferson Healthcare, Kitsap Bank, Port Townsend Chiropractic, Ravenscroft Inn, Kitsap Credit Union, Port Ludlow Inn, and KWA Homecare. Please contact Amanda Milholland to join our sponsors.
BECOME A JCFM BOARD MEMBER: Interested in serving on the Farmers Market Board? The market board meets the second Thursday of each month. Email Amanda if you are interested in learning more.
BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER OF THE MARKET: We rely on community memberships to help bring you these amazing markets and we rely on community members to serve on our nonprofit board and to volunteer on site. Click here to sign up today!