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'Tis the season: area Farmers Markets | Kitsap Week

April 26, 2013 · Updated 2:45 PM

Tulips were bright and colorful at the Poulsbo Farmers Market on opening day April 6. / Megan Stephenson / North Kitsap Herald

It’s Farmers Market season — fresh fruits, meats, vegetables, and other useful products grown or made close to home.

— Bainbridge Farmers Market (www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com). Saturdays through Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Square at City Hall. Arts and crafts, farm products, plants and flowers, specialty foods, live music, and nonprofits.

— Bremerton Farmers Market (www.bremertonmarket.wordpress.com). Two locations: Evergreen Park (off Park Avenue), Thursdays through Oct. 17, 4-7 p.m.; and at the Bremerton Ferry Terminal, Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., May 5 to Oct. 13.

Vendors: 10 farms, 7 food preparers,  and 11 artisans and crafters. Among the new products: Anna Christina’s Fudge, and Mad Moose wood-fired pizza.

— Kingston Farmers Market (www.kingstonfarmersmarket.com). Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 4 to mid-October, at the Port of Kingston’s Mike Wallace Park. Features as many as 65 vendors: art, crafts, food, fresh flowers, and farm produce. There will be demonstrations and live music; Americana/country/folk/pop singer Kel Schmitz (“North Dakota Lonesome,” 2006) performs opening day.

— Port Orchard Farmers Market (www.pofarmersmarket.org). Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the waterfront through Oct. 12. Vendors: 16 farmers, 11 local food companies, 24 artisans and crafters.

— Poulsbo Farmers Market (www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org). Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Dec. 21, in the parking lot of the Poulsbo Village Medical/Dental Center, at Iverson Street and 7th Avenue.

The market features 65 vendors, live music, and special events — Health & Wellness Day, Local Arts Day, Touch-A-Tractor, Picnic at the Pig, Tomato Taste-Off, Harvest Dinner, and Pumpkin Party. Visit the Farmers Market website for a harvest calendar to see the types of fresh produce that may be available at the market each month.

— Silverdale Farmers Market (www.silverdalefarmersmarket.com). Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Sept. 24, between the Boat Launch and Waterfront Park in Old Town Silverdale.

At the market, you’ll find fresh-baked bread, fresh cut flowers and herbs, garlic scapes, grass-fed beef, chicken eggs, rhubarb, salad greens, green onions, annuals, blueberry plants, flowering plants, lavender plants and dried lavender.

Another highlight: A lavender festival in July.

— Suquamish Farmers Market (www.suquamishfarmersmarket.org). Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., through Oct. 16 on Suquamish Way across the street from the Suquamish Village Shell and the Suquamish Tribal Government Center.

WSU Extension Master Gardeners are at each market and can answer your questions on a wide array of gardening topics. Vendors: Berry plants, flowers, native and exotic plants, vegetable starts, local jam, pastries, hand-made clothing and kitchen items, Native art, metal sculpture, jewelry, pottery, soaps, textile art. You can get your knives sharpened here by a professional.


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