Welcome to Rhododendron Festival week! The Port Townsend Farmers Market will be in its usual place on Tyler Street on Saturday from 9am to 2pm uptown. Stop by the farmers market before or during the Grant Parade for your fresh produce, flowers, pasture-raised meat, seafood, artisan prepared food, as well as arts and crafts. We even have a new massage vendor, Harmonia Massage. You can relax with a rub while you wait for the parade to start. Also, River Run Farm is back at market this week. Stop by their booth and say "Hi" to Josh.
Next weekend is a big one for our Port Townsend Farmers Market. On Saturday, May 25th we host the 7th Annual Artisan Food Festival. Join us for chef demonstrations throughout the day as well as kids' activities, cheese and jam pairing with Mt Townsend Creamery and Hopscotch Farm and Cannery as well as wine and cider tasting with Eaglemount Wine and Cidery, Finnriver Cidery and Port Townsend Vineyards.
Saturday, May 18th, 9am-2pm Port Townsend Farmers Market
10am-1:00pm live music with the Cast Iron Maidens
Saturday, May 25th Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival at the Port Townsend Farmers Market
Chef demonstrations with Arran Stark, Dylan Stanfield and Sidonie Maroon
Kid's activities with Sunfield Waldorf School
Cheese tasting with Mt. Townsend Creamery
Visiting artisan food vendors
Sunday, June 2nd, 10am-2pm Chimacum Farmers Market Opening, Chimacum Corner Farmstand
POP Club 11am-1pm
Live music with Harmonica Pocket
Wednesday, June 5th, 11am-3pm Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market Opening, Jefferson Transit's Haines Place Park and Ride
POP Club 12-2pm
Live music with Anne O' and Her Band
See you at the Market this Saturday! ~ Amanda Milholland
About the Music
Saturday, May 18 the Port Townsend Farmers Market features the Cast Iron Maidens, with Annie Ford (Annie Ford Band) and Katie Weller (God’s Favorite Beefcake). The Cast Iron Maidens spin long-lost tales from the forgotten pages of the early twentieth-century American songbook, accompanying their harmony singing with guitar, fiddle and saw.
From Our Vendors
River Run Farm is back at market starting this Saturday! We will be bringing 1/2# bags of mixed young mustard greens (Ruby and Emerald Frill), 1/2# bags of young spinach, bunched red radishes, and rhubarb.
Stop by the Harmonia Massage booth for a relaxing chair massage. Marianne Sears, in her 27th year as a massage therapist, is new to the Market this season.
The annual spring collaboration of milk is back! Mystery Bay Farm's goat milk joins Mt Townsend Creamery for a divine soft ripened cheese- Mt Mystery! Available this weekend at the Port Townsend Farmers Market while supplies last- we only make one batch!
At One Straw Ranch we’re excited for all the grilling potential of Rhody weekend, Memorial Day, and (hopefully) a summer full of warm days. This week our delicious real-food version of the hot dog is on special! Like all of our sausages, they’re made with just grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and seasonings - no yucky fillers. Additionally, the sale on ground beef pre-formed patties continues. Happy Rhody Weekend! Memorial
Service for John Estes
Please join us in celebrating the life of John Estes on Thursday, May 23rd from 6 to 8pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Port Townsend. John, who served as the Jefferson County Farmers Markets Treasurer for 15+ years, passed away on March 24th at his home. His work was invaluable to our markets and helped us grow from a single farmers market in downtown Port Townsend to the three vibrant farmers markets you know today. John is dearly missed by the farmers market community.
What: Memorial service and potluck in honor of John Estes
When: Thursday, May 23rd, 6-8pm
Where: Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend
Please bring a potluck dish to share. The Jefferson County Farmers Markets will provide drinks.
Contact Amanda if you would like more information.