2012 Farmers Markets – fall update

The regular farmers market season has ended, but there are still farmers markets! Here’s where you can find them: the Silverdale year-round market, Poulsbo and Bainbridge extended season market, and Bremerton harvest markets. Silverdale Year Round Market Friday 10-4 Year round (the first!) In Kitsap Mall near Kohl’s Silverdale Farmers market Poulsbo Saturday 9 am to 1 pm Until Dec. 22! Poulsbo Farmers Market /tr> Bainbridge Saturday 9 am to 1 pm Until November 10! Bainbridge Farmers Market Bremerton Harvest Markets Friday Oct. 26, 3:30-6:30, Bremerton YMCA Sunday Nov. 18, noon-4, Norm Dicks Government Center Bremerton Bremerton Farmers Market Regular season farmers markets Town Day Time Season Web Site Bainbridge Saturday 9 am to 1 pm – July to Labor Day 9 am to 2 pm April 14 – November 10 Bainbridge Farmers Market Bremerton Thursday 4 pm to 7 pm (3:30-6:30 in October) May 3 – Oct. 18 Bremerton … Continue reading

Blackjack Valley Farm Visit

Saturday morning I finally had a chance to visit Blackjack Valley Farm. I followed Karen’s precise directions (below) and found the location easily. If you’re programming your GPS, head for the intersection of Lider and Sidney in Port Orchard and look for the A-board at the driveway. I spotted the cows as I pulled into the driveway, so I knew I was in the right place. The beauty of the valley drew me to the end of the road with my camera, mist covering the gentle slopes. I waved at the chickens which have given me so many dozens of wonderful eggs! It took me a few minutes to figure out where I needed to go. Here’s the hot tip: when you park the car, just look straight out the windshield, that red building out front has a farm store tucked into the porch. Why, you might ask, did I … Continue reading

Late fall local food

Now that the fall rains have set in, where can we go to get fresh food in Kitsap? Two farmers markets and three farmstands remain open for business. Poulsbo Farmers Market The Poulsbo Farmers Market remains open in the same outdoor location until December 17. Zucchini and summer squash, colorful varieties of winter squash, tender lettuce and hardy kale, potatoes and carrots, strawberries and tomatoes warmed in hoop houses, and lots more are available from Kitsap farmers. There’s live music and food cooked on the spot. Poulsbo Farmers Market Bainbridge Farmers Market The Bainbridge Farmers Market has extended outdoor location hours as well, to November 12. The following Saturday the market moves to its usual indoor location for the holiday season, November 19 to December 17. Bainbridge Farmers Market Abundantly Green Farm Store The store at the Abundantly Green organic farm is open daily through Halloween 2 p.m. to 6:30 … Continue reading