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Poulsbo Farmers Market season starts Saturday

Kitsap’s royalty celebrate opening day of the Poulsbo Farmers Market in 2012. They’ll be back for the opening of the 2013 season, Saturday.  - File photo
Kitsap’s royalty celebrate opening day of the Poulsbo Farmers Market in 2012. They’ll be back for the opening of the 2013 season, Saturday.
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POULSBO — The Poulsbo Farmers Market’s 2013 season opens Saturday, at its regular location at 7th Avenue and Iverson Street.

This year marks the market’s 10th anniversary.

Opening Day will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting attended by Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and other local elected officials, as well as Kitsap royalty, courtesy of the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce.

The market officially opens at 9 a.m. with the ringing of the opening bell, and will close at 1 p.m. Live music will be provided by the band Celtic Capers, which will perform reels from New England, Cape Breton, Ireland, and Shetland. The market’s own Farmer Fjord may make an appearance.

Approximately 35 vendors are expected to attend Opening Day, many old favorites and some new faces. Returning vendors include long-standing staples of the market, such as produce farmers Abundantly Green Farm and Pheasant Fields Farm; meat vendors Clark Farms and Flying Dog Farm; food vendors Borrowed Kitchen Bakery, Cottage Jams, Mt. Townsend Creamery, and Anna Christina Fudge; and artisans like children’s clothing vendor Molasses Tree and garden art vendor The Bramble Patch.

New vendors will bring some new products to the market, like raw milk from Blackjack Valley Farms, a variety of juices from Zive Juice, and handmade ceramics from Pottery Song.

A wide variety of locally-raised meat products that will be on offer at the market, including beef, chicken, goat, lamb, mutton, pork, and rabbit.The Poulsbo Farmers Market is one of the longest-running farmers markets in the region, with the 2013 season running from April 6 to Dec. 21. The market will be open during Poulsbo’s Viking Fest this year, which means 38 consecutive weeks to shop at the market. In addition, the market will extend its hours in July and August to 2 p.m.

The market will continue to host a variety of popular special events this year, such as Health & Wellness Day on May 11 and Kids Day/Touch-A-Tractor on July 20. New this year is the Poulsbo Farmers Market’s Picnic at the Pig, a farm picnic hosted after the market by Slippery Pig Brewery in Poulsbo, Aug. 24. This event will include an outdoor picnic dinner, farm games, and a silent auction featuring local products donated by market vendors and Poulsbo businesses.

Contact the Farmers Market by calling 779-6720, emailing info@poulsbofarmersmarket.org, or going online to www.PoulsboFarmersMarket.org.

The Poulsbo Farmers Market can accept credit, debit, and EBT cards.

 

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