Port Townsend Farmers Market
Winter Hours 10am-2pm, Tyler Street
Saturdays through December 17th
Happy Thanksgiving! After your epic, delicious meal come visit us at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market this weekend. Bring your friends and family and check out what our artisan food makers, local artists and farmers are cooking up, creating and growing locally. We have hand-made gifts, coffee, and artisan and farm-fresh food to delight even those in meal recovery mode. Some of our vendors get a little loopy this time of year. You may even see some creative vegetable displays at market like the one pictured in the newsletter.
So, you have got your local veggies and you are working on your meal plan for the big harvest feast. Here is an idea for what to do with Brussels sprouts from the New York Times.
- 1 pint Brussels sprouts (about a pound)
- 4 to 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, to coat bottom of pan
- 5 cloves garlic, peeled
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Trim bottom of Brussels sprouts, and slice each in half top to bottom. Heat oil in cast-iron pan over medium-high heat until it shimmers; put sprouts cut side down in one layer in pan. Put in garlic, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cook, undisturbed, until sprouts begin to brown on bottom, and transfer to oven. Roast, shaking pan every 5 minutes, until sprouts are quite brown and tender, about 10 to 20 minutes.
- Taste, and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Stir in balsamic vinegar, and serve hot or warm.
See you at the market! ~ Amanda
- 12/10: Holiday Market, Inside the Community Center, 10am-2pm
- 12/17: Closing Day and Holiday Market, Inside the Community Center, 10am-2pm
Salt Creek Studio
A Kansas native and an art therapist by training, Maria Logan is the sole proprietor of Salt Creek Studio. Maria taught herself the art of ceramic tile making 12 years ago when living outside in the high desert near Moab, Utah. A long-time lover of sketching, she found new inspiration when she first drew on clay. Maria purchased a book about tile making and trained herself in the art. Using a small kiln and working in an outdoor studio, she was able to fire only four tiles at a time.
On a cross county road trip from Moab, Maria stumbled into Port Townsend. In view of the water, forest and mountains, Maria immediately felt at home and decided to stay. She lived in Port Townsend for three years where she continued her work as a small-batch tile artist.
Maria left Port Townsend to volunteer for the National Park Service on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a winter season. This volunteer work, rescuing and rehabilitating turtles stranded during the winter months, became a full-time job for Maria. Turtle rehabilitation brought her to the small fishing village of Ocracoke. Maria lived on Ocracoke Island, a wild place accessible only by boat and plane, for six years. It was on Ocracoke that Maria’s tile work grew in scale and became a full-time career. Maria shared a commercial studio space with a custom cement counter, chair and sink artist.
This spring, Maria and her partner, Matt Sheehan, moved to Port Townsend, bringing Maria’s hand-built tile and ceramics business with them. Maria is happy to be back home in Port Townsend. She loves the natural beauty of this place and her close circle of friends. Maria also loves being a Port Townsend Farmers Market vendor. “It’s a great way to get to know the community,” says Maria.
Aside from tiles, Maria creates custom backslashes, vessels, garden ware, soap dishes and more. Salt Creek Studio's goal is to create long-lasting, purposeful wares that provide a unique aesthetic to homes, countering the world of mass-produced "stuff." Maria’s work reflects the natural world that inspires her; tomatoes, birds, foxes and fish. Maria says “There is great value--not just monetary--in handmade goods and my works have a story to tell!” Her production is energy conscious (no wheels, no mills, no mixers) and she fires her kiln only when it's full. She is conservative with water and other resources, producing very little waste.
Check out Salt Creek Studio and introduce yourself to Maria at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market this weekend. Find Salt Creek Studio in the middle row facing the Community Center. You can learn more about Maria and see examples of her work on her Facebook page and Website: www.facebook.com/saltcreekstudio, www.saltcreekceramics.com.
Wreath by Serendipity Farm
From Our Vendors
Randy at the Spot is offering a Year End sale on frozen Crab Cakes - 1 dozen for $40.00 (includes container of Tri-Citrus Aioli Sauce).
This is the last Farmers Market to get Crust Pies. Come choose from ... Chicken Pot Pie, Shepherd's Pie, Garlicky Greens Hand Pie, Aloo Gobi Hand Pie (a.k.a. curried cauliflower), Cranberry Apple Hand Pie, Maple Walnut Pumpkin Hand Pie, Lemon Cream Hand Pie, Quince & Apple Galette with salted caramel, CRANBERRY POP TARTS, Salted Chocolate Mini Pie, Vanilla, Orange Fig Cookie, Shaved Chocolate Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Coconut Macaroon, and Ginger Date Nuts & Seeds Bar. Thank you all for an amazing year!! Who knows what delicious things we will bring to Market for you next year. Mmmmm.
Chimacum Valley Dairy will be at market with our goat's milk Chimatomme and our limited release raw cow's milk cheese with orange peel and coriander. This exclusive release cow's milk cheese has an essence of orange and subtleties of coriander to please the palette, but not overwhelm. Both cheeses are aged 90 days ore more.
Serendipity Farm will have a wide assortment of holiday wreaths as well as dried flower wreaths and herb wreathes all made from fresh, local greens and items grown on the farm. We will also be selling some produce, serving hot soup and will have our full line of salad dressings; pestos; vegan, gluten-free cookies as well as granola.
Mountain Spirit will have all teas available at 10% off for the remainder of the season. This is a good time to pick up you winter supplies. We have a lot of fun, healthy products for the holiday season. I hope to see you at market, and dress warm. Also, come check out our Hydrotherapy sprays.
Red Dog will be at market Saturday with all the greens, squash and roots you could possibly want to best compliment your turkey day leftovers. Mild weather means that we are still bringing in all kinds of fall-time abundance to share with you. See you Saturday!