Port Townsend and the surrounding countryside are in the midst of a renaissance of small-scale agriculture and artisan food products. The area is home to more than 30 local growers and food producers who care passionately about quality and taste. Quite simply, if you love food, you will love Port Townsend.
At the center of it all is the Port Townsend Farmers Market. Voted as the Washington State Farmers Market of the Year, this institution is home to an amazing array of local produce, from artichokes and arugula in the spring to berries, flowers, tomatoes and zuchinni in the summer, and apples, pumpkins, and wild mushrooms in the fall.
In addition to impressive producers, Port Townsend boasts some of the finest restaurants west of Seattle. Catering to all tastes, Port Townsend’s eateries specialize in using farm fresh and local ingredients in imaginative and tasty ways. Visit PTGuide.com for a complete listing of area restaurants.
Going beyond the restaurant, visitors can experience Olympic Coast Cuisine via the Olympic Culinary Loop. Olympic Coast Cuisine reflects the diverse microclimates, coastal proximity and Native American heritage that characterize the Olympic Peninsula. The combination of sustainable locally-grown and foraged fruits, vegetables, herbs and berries, locally hunted game, bountiful local sea fare, and handcrafted local wines offers farm to table experiences that instill a unique sense of place. Prepared with reverence to the local history and culture, fresh Olympic Coast Cuisine is best enjoyed amid the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Olympic Peninsula loop.