Don’t miss the goat parade!
The opening day of the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market is only three Saturdays away on April 2nd, 2016. This year marks the 24th season on the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market. Washington State Department of Agriculture Director, Derek Sandison, and Port Townsend Mayor, Deborah Stinson, will officially open the market with a red ribbon cutting at 9 am.
The market’s annual goat parade will follow the ribbon cutting with baby and adult goats from Harmony’s Way Farm and live music by Otto and Kristen Smith. Chef Arran Stark of Jefferson Healthcare will provide a chef demo at the event featuring local, seasonal produce.
The Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market will have about 70 vendors this year; over 20 produce, meat and dairy farms; three artisan cheese makers; four craft alcohol producers; and a wide selection of prepared artisan food and art and craft vendors. Some of the new farm and food businesses at the market this year include: PT Pops serving up popsicles with local fruit, Bainbridge Vineyard, Chimacum Valley Dairy, One Straw Ranch and E + M Seeds. New art and craft vendors include: Ivy Glass, Sol Food, the Chain Maker and Salt Creek Studios.