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
There is a change in the air. While summer squash, melons, tomatoes, sweet corn and even berries are still available at market, we had our first rainy weekend in months and our Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market has closed for the season. Days are getting shorter, evenings more crisp, and fall crops are coming on.
It is Jefferson County Farm Tour time! In addition to local farms, this year's Farm Tour stops include The Port Townsend Saturday and Chimacum Farmers Markets. Why visit the markets as part of Farm Tour? Our local farmers markets are important business incubators for more than 30 farms. Farms that participate in our markets produce a huge variety of vegetables, fruit, grass-fed meat, cider, wine, cheese, honey, plants, and flowers, as well as value-added products like jam, sauerkraut, soap, wool, and more! Our markets provide a vital direct sales opportunity for local farms, many of which are so busy this time of year they are not able to host tours of their farm. This means that you have to come to market to visit with many of the farmers we rely on for fresh, local food.
Also part of Farm Tour is Jefferson Healthcare's Executive Chef, Arran Stark, who will be at the Port Townsend Farmers Market providing a cooking demonstration starting at 10 am on Saturday. Come see what he is cooking up with local summer and early fall produce.
I know that many of you are market regulars. This weekend when you come to market see if you can look at the market as if you are visiting it for the first time. How many farm vendors do you see? What are they producing and where are they from? This is a great time to introduce yourself to a vendor you haven't met yet, try something new, and support our hard working farmers.
See you at the market! ~ Amanda
Farmers at Market this Saturday Farms at Market this Sunday
Amie's Garden The Green Spot
Chimacum Valley Dairy Finnriver Farm
Eaglemount Wine and Cider Midori Farm
Finnriver Cidery Red Dog Farm
Finnriver Farm Short's Family Farm
Green Gables Gardens
Mountain Spirit Herbal Company
Mystery Bay Farm
Nash's Organic Produce
One Straw Ranch
Red Dog Farm
River Run Farm
Short's Family Farm
SpringRain Farm and Orchard
Tarboo Creek Honey
Willow Wind Farm
Upcoming Market Events
- Saturday, September 16, 9 am-2 pm, Farm Tour at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market with over 30 local farmers, Tyler Street
- Chef demo by Arran Stark, 10 am
- Live music by Choro 11:30 am-1:45 pm
- Sunday, September 17, 10 am- 2 pm, Farm Tour at the Chimacum Farmers Markets, Chimacum Corner Farmstand. Learn more about Jefferson County Farm Tour and other farm locations here.
- Sunday, October 1, 10 am- 2 pm, last Kids' Day at the Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand
- Saturday, October 14, 9 am- 2pm, Tyler Street, Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival at the Port Townsend Farmers Market
- Sunday, October 29th, 10am-2pm, Season Closing Day of the Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand
From Our Vendors
Willow Wind Farm will have another great week of peppers and flowers this Saturday. We will also have a plant sale at our farm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come get plants for your fall planting.
This week One Straw Ranch is offering a special on Lamb Bones. With intimations of the approaching season change, we thought it would be a great time to make some bone broth! Lamb Bones will be 30% off. We will be at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market this weekend. Additionally, the ranch is on Farm Tour both Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully you can join us and meet some of the animals at 6456 Flagler Rd, Nordland. See you this weekend!