The Jefferson County Farmers Market season is in full swing! As of this week, all three Jefferson County Farmers Markets are open! Today, we open the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market at the Jefferson Transit Haines Place Park and Ride. Join us for lunch from 11am to 3pm. New vendor, Chef Wyatt, will be serving up sushi, Pane d'Amore Artisan Bakery will have pastries and bread. We also have cookies as well as hot tea with Goodness Tea and kombucha with BluJay Kombucha. Don't forget your grocery list! The market is rich with locally grow produce, fish and smoked fish, mushrooms, herbal teas and tinctures, artisan cheese and more!
Seniors, OlyCap will be at market today distributing Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers. If you are income qualified, pick up yours today and get them matched with an additional $20 in Gimme5 market tokens for farm-fresh food.
The Jefferson County Public Health Department Women Infants and Children (WIC) will be joining us Saturday (6/8), Sunday (6/9) as well as a Wednesday (6/19) to distribute WIC FMNP at out farmers markets. JCFM also matches WIC FMNP with $20 in tokens for farm-fresh food and plant starts. Ask for more details at the farmers market info booth, the one with the green top.
Our Gimme5 food assistance matching program is sponsored by 1st Security Bank, the Food Co-op in Port Townsend, Kristin Manwaring Insurance, Jefferson Healthcare, and United Good Neighbors, as well as individual donations. Thank you community and sponsors for making this important program possible!
Today Wednesday, June 5, 11am-3pm Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market Season Opening, Jefferson Transit's Haines Place Park and Ride
12-2pm Kids' activities with POP Club
11am Live music with Anne O' and Her Band
12pm Chef demo with Arran Stark
All market Senior FMNP distribution with OlyCAP
Saturday, June 8, 9am-2pm Port Townsend Farmers Market
All market WIC FMNP distribution
10am-1:45pm Live music by Choroloco
Sunday, June 9, 10am-2pm Chimacum Farmers Market
10am-2pm WIC and Senior FMNP distribution
11am-2pm Kids' activities with POP Club
11am-2pm Live music by Norman Baker
Thank you for a great Chimacum Opening
Last Sunday we opened the Chimacum Farmers Market at Chimacum Corner Farmstand from 10am to 2pm. We had so much fun! On behalf of our vendors and staff, our thanks go out to those of you who joined us for farm-fresh and artisan food, live music with Harmonica Pocket, big bubbles, open mic, and celebration together. Please join us again this Sunday at the Chimacum Farmers Market!
Your Port Townsend Wednesday and Chimacum Farmers Markets are hosting the second season of the Power of Produce (POP) Club this year. Each week, join us for a fun activity for kids of all ages at your mid-week and Sunday farmers markets. Today, we have Chef Arran Stark offering a cooking demo for kids and adults, bubble making and chalk art. POP Club activities are from noon to 2pm at the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market and from 11am to 1pm at the Chimacum Farmers Market. Weekly, kids get $2 for fresh produce after participating in POP Club. Come learn, taste, create and play at POP Club! POP Club is sponsored by Port Townsend Chiropractic, Prosper Natural Health and Wellness, as well as Chimacum Corner Farmstand.
We are pleased to share that starting this Saturday market shoppers and vendors will be able to use the restrooms in the upper floor of the Port Townsend Community Center, the Senior Center. With a total of four restroom stalls and running water, the restrooms in the Senior Center will be a nice addition to the Port Townsend Farmers Market. At this time, we will not be offering porta potties. If you have got to go, go inside the upper or lower floors of the Port Townsend Community Center for your restroom needs.
About the Music
Today we are joined at the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market by Anne O' & Her Band. Anne O' & Her Band are the house act at the Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market. They always put a swing to our step with their upbeat covers. Anne Ficarra on ukulele and vocals, W. G. Bristow on guitar and vocals, Edward Sampson on percussion, harmonica and vocals. Anne-O & Her Band mix up their sets with a variety of songs they love, from early blues to the Beatles, John Prine, even The Cure and more. Fans say: "These people have too much fun." "A wide range of sweet covers with tight harmonies." Learn more:
Choroloco, our Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market music, is a dynamic trio known for playing traditional, modern, and original Brazilian choro music in a classic trio formation (7-string guitar, bandolim or cavaquinho, and pandeiro), augmented with vibraphone. They strive to stay as close to the music’s roots as possible while also allowing their own experiences to influence the music. Choroloco is Stuart Zobel on guitar, Brandi Ledferd on percussion and vibraphone, and Naoyuki Sawada on cavaquinho and mandolin. http://choroloco.com
Norman Baker will appear at the Chimacum Farmers Market on Sunday, June 9th following his Friday performance at the Keg and I next door. Currently touring solo, he also leads Norman Baker & The Backroads, has appeared on over 30 albums, and performs over 200 shows each year. He consistently performs with the region’s best country musicians. The biographyon his website begins with a mantra: “Traveling, creating, and sharing original live music are a few essential ingredients for the enrichment of humanity.” http://www.normanbaker.com/
From our Vendors
River Run Farm will have our first head lettuce of the season at the PT Saturday Farmers Market this weekend! This week we will have Red Butter, Green Butter and Red Oakleaf lettuce. Coming soon in the next couple weeks we will also have Romaine and Red Leaf lettuce. We will continue to have lettuce until it gets cold in October, so folks can get our lettuce all summer long!
Chef Wyatt Sushi is joining the Port Townsend Wednesday and Chimacum Farmers Markets this week with California and spicy tuna rolls. One more great reason to join us for lunch at the farmers market!
This is the last week of fresh Ricotta from Mystery Bay Farm! Pick some up this Saturday at the Port Townsend Farmers Market.
Spring Rain Farm will be bringing a bit of summer with us in the form of the sweetest, most gorgeous English cucumbers grown in our geothermal greenhouse. They are seedless and thin skinned without a hint of bitterness. We will also have a limited amount of early strawberries and there are rumors of the first-of-the-year Sungold cherry tomatoes. Combined with our delicious pasture-raised chicken, you will have quite a feast. Find us at the PT Saturday Farmers Market.
Finnriver Cidery just released our Lavender Black Currant summer seasonal cider! Featuring organic lavender blossoms from our farmer friends at Wilderbee Farms, among others. Find it at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market and at Finnriver Cidery.
Red Dog Farm will have a colorful variety of produce on Saturday and Sunday, including several kales, a variety of lettuces, and an assortment of radishes, plus baby carrots, salad mix, and more! Now is the time to make kale chips and pickle some radishes!
Hurricane Hills Winery will be in Chimacum on Sunday with our Rhubarb Rose, Apple Habanero, Orchard Plum and our award winning Blackberry Lavender Wine. The Rhubarb Rose is a dry rhubarb wine crafted without the use of sulfites or other chemical additives. The Apple Habanero is just the right combination of sweet and heat and is a great wine to drink at your next BBQ. The Orchard Plum is a semi-sweet plum wine crafted exclusively with plums grown on the Olympic Peninsula. The Blackberry Lavender recently won a Bronze award in an international wine competition, and is a seasonal favorite. It is a semi-sweet blackberry wine fermented with locally grown lavender. These versatile wines also make great craft cocktails!
This Sunday at the Chimacum Farmers Market Sweet seed Flower Farm will have fresh bouquets and beautiful dried everlasting flower wreaths that will bring beauty for years to come.
See you at the Market Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday! ~ Amanda Milholland