(Radishes cover photo courtesy of Andrew Wiese)
Summer is Peak Season for Olympic Peninsula Farmers Markets
National Farmers Market Week is August 2-8, 2020 and we’re celebrating how much we value our local markets by bringing you the latest tips about them, letting you know what’s in season, where you can buy fresh products and enjoy the fun each market offers.
Please remember to wear your face mask when you’re shopping and respect your neighbors with social distancing. Each farmers market has modified operations to be able to provide a healthy open-air shopping environment. We hope to see you at the market!
Gateway Pavilion, downtown Port Angeles
Open every Saturday year-round – 10 am to 2 pm
Summer is harvest time with an abundance of squash, carrots, blackberries and raspberries. Large quantities are available for canning and freezing to help see you through winter. Vendors are also offering pasture-raised meats which are good for grilling in your backyard or over a campfire. Smoked salmon is perfect for hiking snacks. Fresh-baked breads and pastries are a delicious Grab-and-Go option.
City Hall Plaza, 152 W. Cedar Street, downtown Sequim
Open every Saturday – 9 am to 2 pm – through October 31
Harvest is in full swing at SFAM and guests will find a bountiful selection of local produce. Stock up on tasty local farm products, like honey, eggs, ciders, and fruit wines. Looking for food to go? Italian stone-fired pizza is made on-site, as well as with handmade pastries to satisfy any sweet tooth. An impressive array of handcrafted wellness products, art, housewares, and pottery make excellent gifts.
Port Townsend Farmers Market, Tyler Street, uptown Port Townsend
Open every Saturday – 9 am to 1 pm – through mid-December
Chimacum Farmers Market, 9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum
Open every Sunday – 10 am to 2 pm – through October
Online Market – Order by 5:30 pm Tues. through 1 pm Thurs. for pick-up Saturday
Spring and early summer crops have been replaced by bright succulent summer berries, squash, big heads of broccoli, cauliflower, and fragrant basil, along with currants and blueberries. Buy a salad mix and add cherry or heirloom tomatoes, plus English or Asian cucumbers for a summer delight. A variety of vendors are also on-hand with baked goods, cheeses, crafts and more.
Evergreen Square, 302 Railroad Avenue, downtown Shelton.
Open every Saturday – 9 am to 2 pm – through October 17, 2020
Celebrating its 22nd year, you’ll discover a wide variety of fresh, local food and crafts where you can meet and talk with the farmers, bakers, and artisans. Do your grocery shopping, choose a gift, or discover that special treat you didn’t even know you needed. With summer in full swing, you’ll see loads of heirloom tomatoes, greens, carrots and potatoes, with peppers, melons, and corn just around the corner.
Check Hours Before You Go
With things changing so often, we encourage you to reconfirm open hours of operation with each farmers market before visiting. Enjoy supporting small farms and businesses with your purchases of what’s in season.