Today is the second day of the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market. Open from 11am to 3pm, we are excited to have some great lunch offerings from Chef Wyatt Sushi, Pane d'Amore Artisan Bakery, as well as cookies and tea from Goodness Tea, and kombucha from BluJay Kombucha. If you haven't tried it yet, Chef Wyatt's sushi is delicious! You can find him today and on Sunday at the Chimacum Farmers Market.
New today, River Run Farm is joining the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market; one more reason to stop for lunch AND bring your grocery list. We've got spring greens, beautiful head lettuce, crunchy carrots, beets, cucumbers, garlic scapes, fresh herbs, mushrooms, canned and frozen fish, cheese, herbal teas, tinctures, and more! Finnriver Farm even has the first of the strawberries and Hopscotch Farm and Cannery is brining a new batch of Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves with Ginger, along with pickles and relish. Serendipity Farm is also coming with a first to market: sugar snap peas. YUM!
Today Wednesday, June 12, 11am-3pm Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market, Jefferson Transit's Haines Place Park and Ride
12-2pm Kids' activities with POP Club with artist, Cindy Mangutz
Saturday, June 15, 9am-2pm Port Townsend Farmers Market
10am-1:45pm Live music by Jack Dwyer
Sunday, June 16, 10am-2pm Chimacum Farmers Market
11am-2pm Kids' activities with POP Club
11am-2pm Live music by Gary Lilley
Wednesday, June 19, WIC FMNP at the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market, 11am-3pm
This week at the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market we will be crafting Father's Day cards with local artist, Cindy Mangutz, in our POP Club booth from 12-2pm. Kids of all ages, come learn to paint carrots, peas, radishes and more. If you are enrolled in our POP (Power Of Produce) Club you will earn $2 in tokens to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Starting today, we are making a shift with our farmers market Flora tokens— the $20 credit/debit tokens you purchase at the market info booth. We added a $1 processing fee for $20 Flora token purchases. To clarify, the nonprofit Jefferson County Farmers Markets (JCFM) will not be making a profit on this cost increase. Instead, the increase will help us come closer covering credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT transaction fees. Over the years JCFM has been happy to support your shopping experience and our vendors by offering a no-fee "ATM" at the market info booth. However, last year we spent over $7,000 on processing fees for credit/debit and SNAP/EBT transactions. This cost continues to rise year after year. As a small nonprofit, processing fees are significant for us. The Port Townsend and Chimacum Farmers Markets are now joining markets around the state and county in sharing some of this cost with you. Passing our processing fee cost on those who are using the service helps us continue to bring you three vibrant farmers market, as well as support local farms and small businesses. Thank you for your understanding!
If you haven't seen it yet, check out our 2019 Port Townsend and Chimacum Farmers Market t-shirt hand made by Me'l Christensen, Townsend Toad Kidswear. Pictured above, Me'l models the t-shirt, which she designed for the farmers market this season. At the market booth, we have kids' sizes 2-T through eight years in yellow, blue, green and purple. Me'l is also happy to make you one in adult sizes or on a onesie by special order. We love these shirts in part because they are each hand-died and block printed making them truly one-of-a-kind. Pick up your kids' T today, Saturday or Sunday for $18 at the market info booth.
As of last Saturday, Port Townsend Farmers Market shoppers and vendors may use the restrooms in the upper floor of the Port Townsend Community Center— the Senior Center. Additionally, the restrooms in the Rec Center are open to market shoppers on Saturdays. We are pleased to meet your restroom needs with a total of four restroom stalls on each floor of the Port Townsend Community Center
About the Music
Jack Dwyer — Saturday, June 15
A composer of great songs in the styles of bluegrass and classic country, Jack Dwyer is a remarkable instrumentalist on guitar, banjo and mandolin. In his solo performances, Jack often incorporates traditional balladry and heartfelt instrumentals drawn from his extensive old-time repertoire. His collaborations are widespread — Dwyer works with some of the most-respected Northwest and nationally-based musicians. After serving seven years on the music faculty at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, also serving as mandolin tutor at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Dwyer now teaches privately, and he operates a recording studio in Port Townsend when he is not touring. Learn more at jackdwyer.com
Gary Lilley — Sunday, June 16
Acclaimed ‘blues poet’ Gary Lilley performs solo at the Chimacum Sunday Market on June 16. Gary Lilley is an award winning poet, and his songs and guitar work resonate with emotion. Most recently, Lilly was a finalist for 2018-20 Washington State Poet Laureate. Lilley’s solo performances mostly draw on traditional folk and gospel, along with some originals. In 1996, and again in 2000, Lilley received D.C. Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry. He is the author of seven poetry collections, and his work has been published in many journals and anthologies.
From our Vendors
One Straw Ranch is offering an odds and ends sale! Over time we collect various packages of meat that for one reason or another don’t make it into the weekly market coolers -and this weekend we’re selling them all for 10% off! Mostly aesthetic and packaging issues, it’s all delicious meat. We’ll have it out in a cooler for you to look through “bargain bin” style so come early! See you at market.
At the Port Townsend Wednesday and Chimacum Farmers Market Goodness Tea has hot and iced teas, featuring Sequim grown herbs! Our seasonal highlight is Lemon Lavender. This blend features home-grown lemon-balm and organic Sequim lavender combined with ginger, hibiscus, and lemon-verbena for the perfect blend of tang and kick. This delicious tea also is a great source of nourishing herbs and vitamin C, most excellent hot or iced! Our featured spring treat is Amazeballs, a whole-food snack packed with fruit, sprouted nuts and tonic powdered herbs like turmeric, moringa and spirulina, plus the medicinal mushroom adaptogen, Lion's Mane. This week we will also have a full assortment of our famous chocolates, the taste of a 70% bar and the texture of fudge. Whole food, fair-trade and organic, our chocolates are sweetened with whole dried dates and yacon syrup. Available in four-flavors: hot, cold, lavender and cocoa-nib crunch.
Ride your bike to the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market and Cape Cleare Fishery will give you 15% off on your fish purchases. What a deal and what a great day for a bike ride to the market!
Short's Family Farm is celebrating dads with 10% off New York strip steak.
See you at the Market on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday! ~ Amanda Milholland