Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market

Hey Seattle peeps, Bainbridge Island makes a lovely fall day trip. You can walk on the ferry in Seattle, and once on the island, walk a few blocks to the heart of town. The Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market runs Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April to October. It’s held at Town Square on City Hall Park. If you drive on the ferry, take a left at the first light, Winslow Way, and then a right on Madison Avenue, and look for a place to park in that block. I was drawn away from my usual Saturday stop at the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market to the Bainbridge Island market by the chance to connect with a beekeeper at the Busy Buzzy Bees booth. Beekeeper Charles Schaffer brought his extractor and a hive. I’m interested in a top bar hive and was worried that the West Sound Beekeepers Association would favor … Continue reading

Silverdale Farmer’s Market

Usually I eat lunch at my desk but today I popped out to the Silverdale Farmer’s Market. I don’t get there often as it’s a weekday market, 11-4 on Tuesdays, so this was the first time I’d been all year. The market has moved from the hotel parking lot down to Silverdale Waterfront Park, a lovely location near the trees and the water-cooled breeze. Every market has its own look and feel and vendors that show up only there and no where else. Today I was surprised and delighted to run into Viaggio Pizza’s travelling wood-fired pizza trailer! They served delicious wood-fired Neopolitan pizza under red umbrellas right there in the market. Silverdale is the only Kitsap farmer’s market they visit. The proprietors didn’t want me to take a photo – and I don’t blame them, I did a web search for pizza trucks and found that each is uniquely … Continue reading

This week in food

Menu this week: Moroccan sauteed vegetables and Moroccan chicken. Ted made couscous and lemon-mint-yogurt-cucumber salad Summer squash and potatoes baked in cream, salad with blackberries and balsamic vinaigrette Roast vegetables: beets, fingerling potatoes with olive oil and rosemary, cauliflower sprinkled with Madras masala (curry) powder; salad greens with a dash of rice vinegar Zucchini boats stuffed with onion, bread crumbs (from French baguette), parmesan and olive oil Pesto and chicken spaghetti, salad with balsamic vinaigrette, vanilla ice cream (mine) with peaches. At the Bremerton Farmer’s Market today the London Maid crumpet maker was selling paper cones of rustic rosemary crackers she’d made. They were awesome. Ted ate some of his with apple butter. … Continue reading

Shopping day

Saturday! My family and I head to Poulsbo for the weekly shopping run. First stop: the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market, voted one of the nation’s ten best of its size. I wander around and talk to all the farmers, and load my basket with beautiful fresh produce, eggs, and salmon. Next we stop by Sluys, the Poulsbo bakery, where a family of master bakers passes down its skill through the generations. We get our bread there. Then to Central Market for the staples we haven’t been able to buy fresh elsewhere. This is a locally owned market with fantastic ties to the community. It’s our main source for dairy, dry goods, and coffee. Today I also stopped by Marina Market. What a great source for Scandanavian foods! Who can resist a licorice shrine? Links: Poulsbo Farmer’s Market Central Market Marina Market … Continue reading