25 Years Fresh
Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market, April 1-Dec. 16
Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market, June 14-Sept. 13
Chimacum Farmers Market, June 4-Oct. 29
Opening Less Than Two Weeks Away
No joke, the opening day of the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market is less than two weeks away on April Fools Day!
Opening Day Details:
- 9am: Opening ceremony with red ribbon cutting
- 9:15am: Goat parade. Costumes encouraged.
- 10am: Chef demo with Jefferson Healthcare’s Executive Chef, Arran Stark
- 11am-1:45pm: Live music by Jack Dwyer
- 9am to 2pm: +70 new and returning local farms; artisan food; craft cider, wine and beer; as well as arts and crafts vendors.
This wet, cold and even snowy winter and early spring left its muddy footprint on local farms. Jefferson County farmers are working hard to get crops planted and tend new seedlings on these early, cool spring days. Despite the wet and cold weather, farmers will be at market on April 1st with mixed spring salad greens, spinach, raab, kale, chard, chives, tulips, pasture-raised meat, eggs and more! If your boots aren't stuck in the mud, this is a good time to get your garden bed ready. SpringRain, Midori and Red Dog Farms will have plant starts on April 1, including: lettuces, pac choi, salad greens, leeks, onions, and herbs.
In addition to local produce, your favorite artisan food and arts and crafts will be at market as well as some new food and arts vendors. Visit the market booth for your 25th anniversary t-shirt, hand-made cup by Millbrook Clayworks, veggie onesie, market poster or Flora postcard.
Want to get more involved with the market? We are seeking volunteers for market shed organization, the market booth, setup and break down as well as special event assistance. Send Amanda an email or give a call if you want to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
See you on April 1st at the Market. ~ Amanda Milholland, JCFM Director
From Our Farmers
SpringRain is super excited about the plant starts coming out of our earth-sheltered greenhouse and the ginger we have growing. We hope to have ginger available this fall. As for all farms, this season has been tough because of the cold and rain. Thank goodness for greenhouses.
Midori Farm will have some new spring spinach and salad mix for the first market. As well as lots of garden seedlings, sauerkraut and kimchi, dry beans, popcorn and eggs.
Red Dog Farm will have plant starts, raab, kale, chard and chives for sure! We hope to also have some salad mix, spinach, and tulips. Spring has been wet, so we are a little behind. But so much survived the winter so we will have lots of healthy raab early.
Mystery Bay Farm will have fresh spring chevre, fresh ricotta (made Friday for Sat market), our farmstead yogurt and even our Cajeta (goat milk caramel). Springtime brings growing grass, growing kids and growing milk yields, which means lots of fresh goat milk products for everyone.
Onatrue Farm has been very busy with big investments in the farm. A new greenhouse and barn! Several new implements, and a new to me 70 hp tractor. It is sure to be a productive and efficient growing season this year. However, we are off to a very cold and slow start. Our greenhouse is still being finished, with young tender transplants waiting for less chilly weather. Overall, 2017 is a great season to look forward too. We have dozens and dozens of new varieties of produce to explore this season.
One Straw Ranch has a full lineup of lamb in stock! Roasted leg of lamb (whole and half roasts are available), braised shanks, grilled chops or kabobs, and fried lamb meatballs are all delicious centerpieces for your Spring celebrations. We also have a new online store that shows our current pricing and availability. Check it out at www.onestrawranch.com.