Taste of the Olympic Peninsula | Olympic Peninsula

Taste of the Olympic Peninsula

If your love of good food drives your choices for travel, explore the Olympic Culinary Loop—the most delicious way to experience the Olympic Peninsula. The region’s diverse micro-climates, coastal proximity and Native American heritage are not only part of the lure but define what you’ll discover. The Loop spans four counties around the peninsula, each offering locally grown or produced items from the earth and the sea while celebrating Olympic Coast Cuisine.

A plate of oysters on ice and a glass of wine

Hama Hama Oysters, Lilliwaup HamaHamaOysters.com

Plan Your Roadtrip

Pack up the car and take a beautiful road trip since there’s nothing quite like the Olympic Peninsula in the spring. Flowers bloom abundantly, trees are leafing out and the air seems fresher. It’s the perfect time to find ease and recharge, away from crowds, where space is king.

A view of a farm in a valley

The rural farmland of Chimacum Valley, WA

Local Bounty

It’s also the time of year when local farms begin to flourish from warmer weather and longer days, resulting in a bounty of spring vegetables, fruits, berries and herbs. You’ll want to check out the culinary abundance of our farmers markets around the Olympic Peninsula as you drive the Loop.

A woman holding vegetables at a vegetable stand

Nash’s Organic Produce NashsOrganicProduce.com

Port Angeles Farmers Market (FarmersMarketPortAngeles.com)
Gateway Pavilion in downtown Port Angeles
Open year-round on Saturdays | 10 am – 2 pm
Offering locally grown produce, meats, fish and grains along with artisan breads, pastries and various prepared foods as well as artisan craft vendors.

A market stand with vegetables and flowers in front of a native american mural

Port Angeles year-round market located in the muraled gateway pavilion FarmersMarketPortAngeles.com

Sequim Farmers Market (SequimMarket.com)
City Hall Plaza, 152 W. Cedar Street
May through October on Saturdays | 9am – 3 pm
Showcasing handcrafted and homegrown products from local farmers, artisans and food producers with over 40 vendors in the “banana belt” of the Pacific Northwest.

A sandwich board at a farmers market

Sequim Farmers Market at Sequim City Hall Plaza SequimMarket.com

Jefferson County Farmers Markets (JCFMarkets.org)
Uptown Port Townsend, corner of Tyler and Lawrence Streets
April through third week in December on Saturdays
9 am – 2 pm (April – October) and 10 am – 2 pm (November – December)
One of the nation’s largest small-town markets with over 70 vendors offering fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, fish, artisan cheese, hard cider, wine, artisan baked goods and more.

A girl at a bread vendor stand

Port Townsend Saturday Market serves up fresh-baked delights | Photo courtesy Jefferson County Farmers Markets JFCMarkets.org

Port Townsend Park and Ride, Jefferson Transit Haines Place
June through September on Wednesdays | 11 am – 3 pm
A more relaxed market than the Saturday one in Uptown, this is a farm and food only market without crafts where you can leisurely shop for farm-fresh and artisan foods to refresh your frig and pantry.

Chimacum Farmers Market, 9122 Rhody Drive
June through October on Sundays | 10 am – 2 pm
Providing seasonal produce from neighboring farms, artisan foods, crafts and local music.

Kids in costumes

Kids in costume at the Chimacum Halloween Market | Photo courtesy Jefferson County Farmers Markets JFCMarkets.org

Shelton Farmers Market (SheltonFarmersMarket.org)
Evergreen Square, 302 Railroad Avenue in Shelton
May through October on Saturdays | 9 am – 1 pm
Here you’ll find local, fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, meats, wine and a variety of handmade items and as a “producer only” market, you’ll be buying directly from the farmer/producer.

A table with plant starts and herbs

Plant starts ready to thrive at the Shelton Farmers Market | Photo Courtesy ExploreHoodCanal.com

Check Hours Before You Go

This year, during fast-changing times, we encourage you to reconfirm open hours of operation with each farmers market before visiting. Enjoy the flavor and value when you purchase what’s in season while supporting local farmers and small businesses.

Local Restaurants

In addition to our farmers markets, you’ll find many local restaurants that feature fresh seafood, produce, baked goods, wines and ciders. You’ll no doubt return home with a new favorite or two to share with your friends. Bon Appétit!

A couple eating breakfast in a restaurant

Oak Table Cafe serving up their famous waffles and baked apple pancake, Sequim OakTableCafe.com