This blog is a Kitsap Sun reader blog. The Kitsap Sun neither edits nor previews reader blog posts. Their content is the sole creation and responsibility of the readers who produce them. Reader bloggers are asked to adhere to our reader blog agreement. If you have a concern or would like to start a reader blog of your own, please contact sunnews@kitsapsun.com.

What is at the Farmers Markets this week!

I have been on a(n) embarrassingly long hiatus from blogging – had to take care of my Moms (shout out to Trudy!) after she had a stroke and moved off the farm and up to Bremerton.  She is settled in, doing well and we are all adjusting to the new normal.  Hopefully now all of the mentally composed but unwritten blog posts can come to fruition!

Farmers markets represent a visible and tangible evidence of farming activity in Kitsap.  I was talking to a couple friends the other day about the changes I have seen in the last five years – we have 14 farms offering CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs, there is USDA-inspected meats in almost all of the markets in the county, there are five Grade-A dairies licensed by the WSDA (with at least three more in the process!), we have a county strategic plan for agriculture to help guide policy for farming and farmland preservation, and we have a new agriculture signage ordinance.  We are making progress – but we need your help!  You need to buy local farm products, and a great place to start is at one of Kitsap County’s seven Farmers Markets!  We have seen them blossom and grow over the last few years!  The Kitsap Sun has covered openingschickens, new products and other news!

0427_KSLO_Market3_t607

Photo by Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun.

Fresh in the markets this week are strawberries, raspberries, asparagus, lettuce and greens, carrots, beets, garlic, radishes, eggs, beef, chicken, pork and lamb, dairy products and value-added baked goods, jams and jellies, and much more!  Take the kids, make friends with a farmer or two, and buy dinner!

Market

Day

Hours

Market Dates

Location

Contact

Bainbridge Island Summer Farmers Market

Saturdays

9 am -  1 pm

4/13 to 10/26

Bainbridge Island

Town Square at City Hall Park, 280 Madison Avenue

Map It!

Tim O’Brien

bainbridgefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Bainbridge Island Winter Farmers Market

Saturdays

9 am -  1 pm

11/2 to 12/21

Bainbridge Island

Town Square at City Hall Park, 280 Madison Avenue

Town Square at City Hall Park

Map It!

Tim O’Brien
bainbridgefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Bremerton Sunday Farmers Market

Sundays

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

5/5 to  10/13

Bremerton

2nd & Washington Street

Map It!

Julia Zander
Bremertonfarmersmarket@gmail.com
360-633-6137

Bremerton Thursday Farmers Market

Thursdays

4 pm -  7 pm

5/2 to  10/17

Bremerton

1400 Park Avenue

This may be an approximate address
Map It!

Julia Zander

Bremertonfarmersmarket@gmail.com
360-633-6137

Kingston Farmers Market

Saturdays

9 am -  2 pm

5/4 to  10/12

Kingston

Corner of Central Avenue & Washington Boulevard

Map It!

Clinton V. Dudley

Kingstonfarm@earthlink.net
360-297-7683

Port Orchard Farmers Market

Saturdays

9 am -  3 pm

4/6 to  10/12

Port Orchard

Waterfront parking lot near Bay Street & Harrison Avenue

This may be an approximate address
Map It!

KC Pearson

manager@pofarmersmarket.org
360-602-1022

Poulsbo Farmers Market

Saturdays

9 am -  2 pm

4/6 to  12/7

Poulsbo

Corner of 7th Avenue NE & NE Iverson Street

Map It!

Brian Simmons

Brian@poulsbofarmersmarket.org
360-779-6720

Silverdale Farmers Market

Tuesdays

10 am – 4 pm

5/3 to 9/24

Silverdale

In Old Town Silverdale
Between the Boat Launch & Waterfront Park

 Map It!

Monica Phillips

kitsapevents@aol.com

Suquamish Farmers Market

Wednesdays

3 pm – 7 pm

5/24 to 10/16

Suquamish

Across Suquamish Way from Suquamish Village Shell and the Suquamish Tribal Government Center

 Map It!

Alan Trunkey

Trunkey4@hotmail.com

360-697-6817

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Before you post, please complete the prompt below.

(Not a trick question) What color is the pink house?