While spring showers are part of what makes our lush pocket of the world so beautiful and our farms productive, as Market Manager I always hope for the rain to come any other day of the week than market day! However, the rainy Saturday didn't stop us from having a fun Port Townsend Farmers Market season opening on April 6. The sun even came out after a downpour. Thank you, community, for showing up! We counted just over 1,500 folks at market even with the rain.
This Saturday promises some precipitation. Grab your raincoat and join your community at the Port Townsend Farmers Market! Rain or shine, the veggies are fresh and your friends will be uptown to greet you.
Saturday, April 13, 9am-2pm Port Townsend Farmers Market, Tyler St
10am-1:45pm Live music by the Canote Brothers
Saturday, April 27, chef demonstration with Arran Stark at the Port Townsend Farmers Market
Saturday, May 25th Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival at the Farmers Market
About the Music:
Saturday, May 13 at the Port Townsend Farmers Market features music by the legendary Canote Brothers, bringing their love and mastery of vintage American styles from fiddle tunes and country songs to novelty numbers and swing. The Canotes, Greg and Jere, perform with spirit, humor, sterling musicianship, and the high-caliber vocal harmonies associated with genetically-matched voices.
Now, after years of attending events in Port Townsend such as Fiddle Tunes, one of the Canote Brothers actually lives locally. He’s even been spotted at the farmers market from time to time! In that sense, this is an opportunity to catch the Canotes in their natural habitat. Curious music lovers can visit http://canote.com to get a sense of what to expect in terms of style and presentation.
Around noon, there will also be a special guest performance by West of Roan, featuring the twin fiddles and vocal harmonies of Annie Schermer and Channing Showalter.
See you at the Market this Saturday! ~ Amanda
From Our Vendors
Pane d'Amore: Spring is here and shortcake season is upon us! Make sure to stop by the Pane booth and grab a freshly baked shortcake along with all your other goodies.
Red Dog Farm will be back again this week with a full, fresh supply of colorful tulips, vibrant plant starts, and tasty produce. We are especially excited to FINALLY be able to share the first salad mix of the year in all it's glory.
Midori Farm will be coming to market with all kinds of healthy, sturdy seedlings for your Spring garden... and planting advice if you need it! We'll also have lots and lots of greens, spring radishes, potatoes as well as kimchi and six different kinds of sauerkraut!
Serendipity Farm will have tender baby arugula, parsnips, live salad bowls, lettuce starts, pea starts and more.
This week Crust Bakery is offering Golden Garden Soup- vegan - roasted cauliflower, carrot & leek; and Tom Kha Gai- Thai-style coconut chicken and mushroom soup. We will also have Chicken Pot Pie, Shepherds Pie, Garlicky Greens, Aloo Gobi. Sweet pies include Cinnamon Apple, Blackberry, Lemon Cream. All of our goodies and soups are made by hand with locally grown, organic ingredients. We encourage you to bring your own container for soup or baked goods.
One Straw Ranch has delicious ham and leg of lamb for your Easter celebration! Hams average 3-4 lbs and we have both whole legs of lamb (5.5 lb average) and half legs of lamb (2.5-3 lb average). Pre-order online at our webstore www.onestrawranch.com or stop by at market to see what's in the coolers. Thank you to everyone who ventured out to market on the rather wet opening weekend!
Salt Creek Studio: Thank you to all of the morning birds who ventured out of the house and into a gale for the opening day of the market last week. It was a great day! You'll find rich, new glaze colors at the Salt Creek Studio booth this year. Come see!
Mountain Spirit Herbal Company is offering a CSA. Ask Denise at marketabout the CSA program or contact her: 360-385-4491, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your CSA will include tinctures, teas, balms, oils, bulk herbs and more, as well as information about the medicinal properties of each remedy and how best to use them. We grow most of our own herbs in Port Townsend, use organic farming practices, and always harvest with care, and respect. Each CSA box will be tailored to the recipients’ needs based on 15-minute consultation at the time of sign-up (included with payment). The Mountain Spirit Herbals CSA is available for pick-up at the Port Townsend farmers market or at our shop.