The Port Townsend Farmers Market in Port Townsend, Washington is a local event that you have to visit at least once. Of course, if you visit the farmers market once, you’ll want to do it over and over again! Get addicted to the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables at the market, and enhance your cooking with locally-made goodness from restaurants and kitchens all around the county. From kids’ events to live music and delicious local food, here’s what you can expect when you visit the Port Townsend Farmers Market.
Visiting The Market
There are a couple of markets in the Port Townsend Farmers Market family. The first is the main market, which meets at Tyler Street in Uptown on Saturdays from April to December. You can enjoy this market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Over 70 vendors come out to sell their wares, including farms, cheese makers, bakers, coffee brewers, and crafters. Each weekend offers live music. Please leave your dogs at home when you visit this market.
Don’t forget to head out to Chimacum Corner for the Sunday market. This branch of the Port Townsend Farmers Market meets on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June through October. This market is more like a classic, old-fashioned farmer’s market. It features food, produce and live music. Dogs are welcome, and there is a kids’ day on the first Sunday of each month.
When you make a trip to the Port Townsend Farmers Market, you’ll get to browse through dozens of local vendors. Most of the vendors are farmers, who sell fresh local produce so you can eat healthy and be healthy. Local restaurants and more also come out to share their wares! Here are a few crowd favorites.
Head on over to Bob’s Bagels if you’re looking for a yummy breakfast to munch on while you shop! This local organic bakery sells more than just bagels. Hit them up for anything involving dough.
Do you have a hankering for fresh fish? Go to the Salmon Wagon to get lunch or dinner. This vendor offers delicious salmon plates and salmon sandwiches.
If you love ice cream, you’re in luck! This local creamery not only offers sweet frozen treats, but its ice cream is healthier than most. Fiddlehead Creamery makes vegan, dairy-free organic ice cream made from coconut.
It’s hard to find real Texas barbeque in Washington, but this vendor has the real deal. A Texas husband and wife team create meaty deliciousness for market goers to enjoy.
Local musicians play at the market for tips. Many music groups play during every market season, including old-timey bands playing classics from bygone eras, country music singers strumming on guitars, and even local kids during the open mic day.
Kids’ days at the Port Townsend Farmers Market are a blast! There is always something fun to do for the youngest market goers on the first Sunday of the month. One week, kids can learn to paint their own pottery. Another day, the Jefferson County Public Library will offer a free story time. Crafts, tractor photo-ops, kid-friendly music and more are all included in these family fun days at the farmers market!
Photos by: Jefferson County Farmers Markets