Celebrate Olympic Peninsula Artisan Foods and Makers May 23-24, 2015 with classes, chefs demos, tastings, tours, author talks, and more.


9-3pm at the Port Townsend Farmers Market.

One of the largest small town markets in the nation. Winner of Washington State’s first ever Farmers Market of the Year award. Over 70 regular vendors featuring: a broad array of organic produce, pastured beef, chicken, eggs, line caught salmon, artisan and farmstead cheeses, jams, breads, pastries, ciders, wine, beer, herbs, honey, clams, woodfired pizzas, raw foods, flowers, coffee, lavender, soap, pottery, handmade clothing, art, felt goods, music and much more. Plus special guest vendors: Alpenfire Cider, Chimacum Valley Dairy, Sol Foods, more.

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10-5pm Artisan Food Making Classes
Register for Classes Now with the Cedar Root Folk School! In the Port Townsend community Center 10am -5pm.

  • Hard cider with Finnriver’s head cider-ologist Andrew Byers,
  • Fresh Cheesemaking with award winning Mystery Bay Farm cheesemaker Rachael VanLaanen
  • Breadmaking secrets with Pane D’Amore’s head baker Gabe D’Amore
  • Krauts and Kimchi with Midori farm’s master fermenter Marko Colby
  • Pickling vegetables with Mama’s Harvest’s Kayla Boyd
  • A master class in culinary herbs with Chef Arran Stark.

All Day: Meet the Authors, Buy the Books! 
Seattle-based Sasquatch Books, one of the nation’s leading independent publishers, with topselling books on food&wine, travel, and gardening, will feature a number of their food books and authors at the farmers market on Saturday. Jennifer Adler is a nutritionist and whole foods advocate whose business and book are titled Passionate Nutrition. She will be share tips and techniques for getting more foraged foods into your diet. “This power-foods healthy-living guidebook will inspire readers to eat well, lose weight, and embrace food as medicine. “Food as medicine” is a powerfully healing way to eat and was embraced by nutritionist Jennifer Adler as she recovered from a malnour­ished childhood and adolescence. Part cookbook, part handbook for healthy living and eating, and part memoir, Passionate Nutrition provides digestible information, tips, and techniques for how to find your way to optimal health. She focuses on abundant eat­ing (as opposed to restrictive eating), and explores what she calls “the healthy trinity”—digestion, balance, and whole foods.”


Artisan Food Tour
Visit our local food artisans at their facilities. Start in historic Port Townsend and head out into the wild Olympic Peninsula our at least the farms of Jefferson County. 10am- 4pm. Tour Itinerary:

  • Port Townsend Food Co-op
  • Mt. Townsend Creamery- tours only 10am, 11, 12, and 1pm on the hour.
  • Lullabye Winery
  • Alpenfire Cider
  • SpringRain Farm 10-2 tours on the hour
  • Chimacum Corner Farmstand
  • Finnriver Farm and Cider
  • Marrowstone Vineyards
  • Eaglemount Wine and Cider
  • Hama Hama Seafood