The 25th season of the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers market opens on April 1st from 9am to 2pm on Tyler Street in Uptown PT.

Join us at 9am for the opening ceremony with a red ribbon cutting hosted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and led by Port Townsend Mayor, Deborah Stinson. Come in animal or farm-themed costume to join the goat parade following the ribbon cutting. Of course, costumes are not required (but it is April Fools’ Day so you might as well).  At market we will have great live music, a chef demonstration by Jefferson Healthcare’s Executive Chef, Arran Stark, and more than 70 local farm, artisan food and craft vendors.

Being that this is our 25th year, we want to celebrate and commemorate what it is that keeps each of us coming back to market year after year. What gets you excited for market season? Starting on Opening Day, the Jefferson County Farmers Markets invite your love letters, letters of appreciation, poetry and haiku in thanks of local food, art and craft. Look for the mailbox by the Farmers Market Booth and drop in a letter for us to deliver to one of the 70+ local farmers, artisan food makers and artists that participate in the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market. You are welcome to bring your pre-written letter to market or stop by the market booth for a pen and paper to write your letter at market. You can choose to just share your letter with a particular vendor or also have it included in one of our weekly newsletters. Your writing doesn’t need to be to a specific vendor. Write about spring salad greens, the first fresh berries of the season, local flour in your home baking, or having your morning scone and coffee while walking the market. Please stop by the market booth if you have questions or want to borrow a pen. We are looking forward to hearing from you and sharing some of your writing in our newsletter this season.