Spring is a great time to enjoy Jefferson County grown food. The greens are vibrant, the rabb is sweet and tender, eggs are abundant, and the first of the asparagus--as well as so many other seasonal foods--are at your farmers market.
Chef Arran Stark is joining us this Saturday to host the first cooking demonstration of the season at the Port Townsend Farmers Market. Arran describes himself as a methods chef. This means that rather than preparing food from a recipe, he cooks from scratch using core strategies to balance flavors and enhance locally-sourced ingredients. This also means that you have to be at the market to watch and learn from Arran rather than just picking up a recipe card. Arran will walk the market in the morning, get inspired by what's fresh, cook up something delicious for you and have samples to share. You don't want to miss him in action. Arran's demo will start at about 10am. Join us and get inspired to cook local and fresh!
Saturday, April 27, 9am-2pm Port Townsend Farmers Market
10-11:30am Chef demonstration with Arran Stark
11:30am-1:45pm live music with Matt Sircely
Saturday, May 25th Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival at the Port Townsend Farmers Market
Chef demonstrations with Arran Stark, Dylan Stanfield and Sidonie Maroon
Cheese tasting with Mt. Townsend Creamery
Visiting artisan food vendors
Write a note to John
Last weekend you may have noticed the table with flowers and a place to write a note of appreciation to John Estes, Jefferson County Farmers Markets' Board Treasurer. John passed away on March 24 after 15+ years of serving on the JCFM Board. His work was invaluable for our markets and helped us grow from a single farmers market in downtown Port Townsend to the three vibrant farmers markets you know today. On sunny days this spring we will have this table set up for those of you who knew John and want to share a note of appreciation.
About the Music
We are pleased to have our very own Music Coordinator, Matt Sircely, play for us this Saturday. Matt is no stranger to the farmers market. He has been playing at the Port Townsend Farmers Market since its inception as a small parking lot market downtown. Matt is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical interests span the worlds of folk and fiddle music, classic blues and country, vintage swing, bluegrass, and more. His instrumental work blends traditional and innovative approaches to mandolin, guitar, and four-string tenor guitar. Matt’s catalog of original songs is extensive, from simple songs of love and gardening to tales of history and struggle, hope and reconciliation. Matt will play following our chef demo this Saturday from about 11:30am-1:45pm.
From Our Vendors
Red Dog Farm is bringing an abundance of new tasty veggies this week, including French breakfast radishes, spinach, arugula, and turnips. Also, stop by the booth and check out our variety of tulips and plant starts. We have lots of new ones this week!
Board Meeting Announcement
The Jefferson County Farmers Market board of directors meetings are open to our community members, vendors, and the public. The meeting location and date will be changing in May to the Jefferson County Library, the second Monday of the month from 5pm-7pm in the Shold room. We invite public comment in the first 10 minutes of the meeting. If you have something to share with the farmers market board you are welcome to join us.
See you at the Market this Saturday! ~ Amanda