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2023 CFLT Farmers Market Guide

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@SSCFLTFARMER INTERVIEWS • FOOD BANK GUIDE • CSA GUIDE MARKET GUIDE • CONSERVATION • AND MORE! Regional Farm Map & Directory Regional Farm Map & Directory •• Farm Stand & Market Map Farm Stand & Market Map      YEARSFor the latest information on our work please visit:A South Sound A South Sound Food & Farm Resource GuideFood & Farm Resource GRAYS HARBOR • LEWIS • MASON • THURSTONFRESH FROM THE FARMCOMMUNITY FARM LAND TRUST

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MARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKET6241412132724223130293740425551504959625856706368747776847882878588909471Farm Stand & Market Mapcommunityfarmlandtrust.org2023 Fresh From The Farm GuideGrays HarborAberdeen Sunday MarketLewisMorton Farmers MarketToledo Thursday MarketCommunity Farmers Market of Chehalis Centralia Farmers MarketMasonShelton Farmers MarketThurstonOlympia Farmers MarketTenino Farmers MarketTumwater Farmers MarketYelm Farmers MarketParticipating Markets:TeninoTeninoteninofarmersmarket.orgteninofarmersmarket.org701.552.3032701.552.3032Farmers MarketIN TENINO’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWNMay - SeptemberSATURDAYS10am - 3pmThe Best Little Farmers Market in Thurston County! Fruit, vegetables, plant starts, meat, and much more!SUSSEX AV. W, TENINO, WASheltonBelfairUnionMatlockHumptulipsAberdeenElmaOakvilleRochesterEthelChehalisToledoOlympiaYelmTeninoPe EllMontesanoCentraliaWinlockTumwater28

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MARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKETMARKET6241412132724223130293740425551504959625856706368747776847882878588909471Grays Harbor Farmers MarketOlympia Farmers MarketSouth Sound Fresh (delivery)Toledo Thursday MarketTHURSDAYAberdeen Sunday MarketGrays Harbor Farmers MarketOlympia Farmers MarketTumwater Farmers MarketSUNDAYCentralia Farmers MarketElma Friday MarketGrays Harbor Farmers MarketOlympia Farmers MarketFRIDAYBelfair Saturday MarketGrays Harbor Farmers MarketHarstine Island Farmers MarketMontesano Saturday Morning MarketMorton Farmers MarketOlympia Farmers MarketPackwood Farmers MarketPe Ell Farmers MarketSaturday Market at West Central ParkShelton Farmers MarketTenino Farmers MarketWinlock Saturday MarketYelm Farmers MarketSATURDAYInterstate 5State Highways & BywaysFarm StandFarmers MarketMARKETNSEWGrays Harbor Farmers MarketSouthwest WA Food Hub (pick-up)WEDNESDAYGrays Harbor Farmers MarketMONDAYCommunity Farmers Market of ChehalisGrays Harbor Farmers MarketTUESDAYFARMERS MARKET • DAILYFARMERS MARKET GUIDESAt & SunThurs-SunEvery SatJANUARY – MARCHWinter MarketAPRIL - OCTOBERHigh SeonNOVEMBER – DECEMBERHoliday Market10am – 3pmYear Roundolympiafarmersmarket.comMortonPackwood29

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to reach in the future.” One way they hope to increase participation in these programs at the market is to shift to electronic distribution of benets.The market seeks to increase its oerings through local partnerships. It is working with city and county ocials to increase the space at the market to allow for a more diverse array of products and vendors. By limiting the barriers to entry for vendors, the market is ideal for beginning farmers and businesses, allowing them to showcase their products to the local community. The market is also partnering with commercial kitchens to help nd solutions for potential vendors to be certied to oer foods that are dicult to permit. To improve the customer’s experience, they want more local farmers and vendors. Paul says, “...especially fruit and meat growers, as well as processed food vendors such as jams, jellies, fermented food, baked goods, and ready-to-eat food businesses.”Everyone, including your pets, can enjoy the friendly atmosphere found at the downtown Shelton Farmers Market on Saturdays. Established in 1997, it has remained true to its hyper-local roots. The variety of local farmers and businesses are a crucial component that ensures high-quality products and value for market customers.Local musicians and thematic programs provide entertainment and fun for the whole family. Art, crafts, farm animals, dierent foods, and more are featured. Monthly Kids Days and Senior Days provide special programming and sales for every age. Agricultural animal sales, such as chickens, ducks, rabbits, and occasionally larger animals, are a unique feature of the market. Last year, they even hosted Country Fair Day with events and competitions similar to what one would nd at a state fair.Sales at the market have increased 35% for the last three years. Individual vendors are seeing a signicant increase in sales and are oering higher-quality products, while the average number of vendors remains consistent. Shelton Farmers Market worked hard to operate safely throughout 2023 Fresh From The Farm Guidecommunityfarmlandtrust.orgthe pandemic resulting in more customers attending the market as a safe, aordable, and reliable place to shop.Paul Miller, farmer and manager of Skokomish Valley Farms and Shelton Farmers Market Treasurer for the last four years, said, “One of the main reasons grocery shoppers choose to visit farmers markets is to become more in touch with how, where, and by whom their produce was farmed.” He continues, “This improves communications, ideas, and understanding between customers and farmers. This always serves to further sustainable, regenerative farming practices.”The Shelton Farmers Market, a member of the Washington State Farmers Market Association, is able to accept EBT and distribute matching “market bucks” through the WA State Market Match program. It also participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program. These programs help make food more accessible to low income customers. Response to these programs have increased the past couple years, but Paul says, “There are still many eligible customers that have not yet taken advantage of these programs that we hope Farmers Market SpotlightPhotos courtesy of Shelton Farmers MarketShelton Farmers MarketShelton Farmers Market2023 Fresh From The Farm GuideSee market listing on pages 32-33.30

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1956 Riverside AveHoquiam 98550(360) 538-9747scribblerock@comcast.netgraysharborfarmersmarket.comGrays Harbor Farmers MarketDiscover local produce, deliciouspastries from Nancy’s Bakery, nesoups & sandwiches from Deidra’s Deli,Johnson’s Smoked Meats & Cheeses,ne arts, & quality crafted items,handmade soaps & sundries, candles,& goods! Something for everyone! Visitour Facebook page for directions.Beca WhartonFleet Park located atMain St & Pioneer Ave WMontesano 98563(360)We will have local artists, vendors,painting, & hopefully music in thepark. Fleet Park is a beautiful park indowntown Montesano where as acommunity we can gather together &enjoy our morning. We will have freshlocal food & products fromGrays Harbor.• Farmers Market Guide • Market SpotlightFARMERSMARKETSBroadway & E HeronAberdeen 98520MarketManager@wholeharbor.orgAberdeenSundayMarket.orgAberdeenSundayMarketaberdeensundaymarketThe season is the reason we’re rootedIn our community! Come see what theharbor has to oer! Shop the freshest localproduce & goods from Grays Harbor &surrounding counties! Fruit, veggies, eggs,honey, owers, crafts, & more! Dog-friendly(leashed) & live entertainment (see websitefor details). We are located in DowntownAberdeen, between Mount OlympusBrewing & Furniture World.Free Parking. See our website foradditional information.Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP, Fresh Bucks,Senior FMNP/WICElma Chamber of Commerce222 W Main St, Elma 98541(360) 482-3055elmachamber@gmail.comelmachamber.orgelmachamberStop by the Elma Friday Market from noonto 6 pm & see what the gateway to GraysHarbor has to oer! You will nd localfarmers with freshly harvested produce,artisans with uniquely crafted gifts, & a spiritof community. Join us on opening day June2nd. See you there!Pine Street Plazalocated at 100 E Pine StCentralia 98531(360) 985-0662centraliafarmermarket@gmail.comcentraliafarmersmarket.orgCentraliaFarmersmarketcentraliafarmersmarketWe’re still going strong! Since1979 our farmers, producers,artists, bakers, & craftsmen havebeen bringing you the best inLewis County. This year will be nodierent. Our vendor’s productsare all handmade or homegrown.Fresh in-season produce, owers,vegetable & nursery plants,woodwork, baked goods, soaps& lotions, jewelry, honey, knits &crochet items, hot food, & more.Easy access from I-5 at Exit 82. Weare always looking for new vendorsto join our family. See you at themarket! Check our website fordirections & hours.Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP, Fresh Bucks,Senior FMNP/WICBY COUNTY@OldeAchers • • 360-985-0662Olde Achers FarmFarmer Veteran Coalition certifi ed “Home Grown By Heroes” VISIT US ATCentralia, Morton & Toledo FARMER‛S MARKETS10% Military Discount ALWAYSLETTUCE GROW IT FOR YOU!LLC2023 Fresh From The Farm GuideSky Island Farm photo courtesy of Aberdeen Sunday Market31

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Raye Ann Duvall-StullState Rte 6 & Seventh Ave, Pe Ell 98572 PeEllTownCrierWe are excited to be in our 8th season this year! Come visit our local growers who employ natural growing practices. You can nd crafts, plant & tree starts, berries & more. Burden cloths by original design, grab a piece of history & make garden clean-up a cinch. Natural remedies for what ales you too. Vendors oer special orders with advance notice. Head out to west Lewis County & enjoy the bounty of our local agricultural oerings! Opening Day is the day before Mother’s Day. We oer health checks. Come to the Community Tent & visit us!Cash, Credit/DebitSteamboat Landing 115 Ramsey WayToledo 98542(360) ToledoWAThursdayMarket toledofarmersmarketStarted in 2017, we bring you fresh produce, baked goods, candies, honey, meats, dairy products, mushrooms, plant starts, & so much more. Our mission is to provide nutrition, education, & community. Online shopping is now available through LocalLine. Orders must be placed by 11:59 pm on Tuesday night for pick-up that Thursday. We will have some delivery options for those who are self-quarantining. Our summer location is the Toledo Boat Launch (June-September). We also oer a matching funds program that increases the purchasing power of these nutrition assistance funds! Check our website for pickup info, directions, & hours.Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP, Fresh Bucks, Online Sales, Senior FMNP/WIC305 E Walnut StWinlock 98596 Boistfort St, Chehalis 98532(360) CommunityFarmersMarketChehalis farmmktchehalisThe Community Farmers Market in downtown Chehalis is a vibrant hub for local food & regional goods, grown & produced by small farms & businesses. It oers fun activities for children, live music, & a place to gather & celebrate healthy living.Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP, Senior FMNP/WICTrevor MannsGust Backstrom City Park 700 Main Ave, Morton 98536(360) mortonfarmersmarket mortonfarmersmarketWelcome to our 7th year!! Our location at Gust Backstrom Park is perfect! On the grass, under the trees, & with a playground for the kids! We feature all local handmade, homegrown, home-baked treasures for you. Our line-up of vendors brings seasonal fresh produce, spring-time plant starts, baked goods, knit & crochet crafts, wood crafts, honey, soaps, wool & bers, hot food & more! Check our website for directions & hours.Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP, Fresh Bucks, Senior FMNP/WICPackwood Library Park area 109 Main St W, Packwood 98361 PackwoodFarmersMarketThe Packwood Farmers Market’s goal is to provide the area of eastern Lewis County with quality handmade, homemade, & homegrown goods. We are a community of talented, hard-working people, surrounded by incredible natural beauty. The Packwood Farmers Market is a place to gather & celebrate the things that make this place so special.Cash, Credit/DebitFarmers Markets by County (continued)Across from the Cedar Village IGA grocery WinlockSaturdayMarketYou’ll nd a bounty of delightful vendors featuring local farmers & artisans from our community. Come taste the local avor!Erin SmithBelfair Elementary, 22900 Highway 3, Belfair 98528(253) BelfairSaturdayMarket belfairsaturdaymarketWelcome to the Belfair Saturday Market! Here you will nd local art, sundries, produce, & much more! Stop by & shop from local artisans & growers!Lee Strohm3371 E Harstine Island Rd NShelton harstineislandfarmersmarketPlease visit our FB page for our Holiday schedule after October & for the latest information. We have a wide variety of vendors.JenieLynn Wilkinson425 Cota St, Shelton 98584(360) sheltonfarmersmarket sheltonfarmersmarketcommunityfarmlandtrust.orgMORTONCity ofFarmersMarket(continued)32

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Jon JamiesonThe Yelm Community Center301 Second St SE, Yelm 98597(360) 522-8939manager@yelmfarmersmarket.comyelmfarmersmarket.comYelmFarmersMarketyelmfarmersmarketThe market has grown to 25vendors including farmers, artisans,bakers, beekeepers, leatherworkers, plus a thriving children's program& special events. Every dollar youspend contributes to a strong localeconomy & a healthy food networkin our community.EBT/SNAP, Senior FMNP/WICAlicia Elliott1919 Harrison Ave, OlympiaIn it's second year, the Saturday Marketat the West Central Park is striving tobecome the West Side's go to weekendmarket, complete with farm & craftvendors, live music, food trucks, &kid crafts every Saturday. Our markethopes to bring you the goodness thatall our local farmers and crafts peoplecan provide! We will have one HolidayMarket on December 16th.Senior FMNP/WICJohn Kesting213 Sussex Ave, Tenino 98589(360) 701-4835market@teninofarmersmarket.orgteninofarmersmarket.orgTeninoFarmersMarketteninofarmersmarketVisit the Tenino Farmers Market inhistoric downtown Tenino. We havesomething for everyone, fresh fruits& vegetables, bedding plants, farmfresh meat, kettle corn, handmadesoaps, handmade jewelry, up-cycledcrafts, & more! Call or check ourwebsite for driving directions.Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP, Senior FMNP/WICBrooke237 Dennis St SE, Tumwater 98501(360) 888-2919thetumwaterfarmersmarket@gmail.comtumwaterfarmersmarket.orgthetumwaterfarmersmarkettumwaterfarmersmarketFind us at our new location,Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School.Enjoy fresh vegetables, fruits & berries,eggs, cheese, locally raised meat, cutowers & nursery plants, coee & bakedgoods, honey, maple syrup, deliciousfood trucks, body care products,jewelry, & handcrafted delights. Livemusic every Sunday! Come out & enjoy!Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP,Fresh Bucks, Senior FMNP/WICLocated in the heart of downtownShelton, we provide a forum for localfarmers & gardeners to provide ourcommunity with fresh, local produce.We have a wide variety of talentedartisans that present one-of-a-kinditems made with love. We acceptvendors within Mason County as well asadjourning counties. Live music ows asyou shop our market. Senior Days are therst Saturday of the month. Stay tunedfor special events throughout the season.Check website for directions & hours.Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP, Fresh Bucks,Senior FMNP/WICWren Green700 Capitol Way N, Olympia 98501(360) 352-9096info@olympiafarmersmarket.comolympiafarmersmarket.comolympiafarmersmarketolympiafarmersmarketThe Market is open year-round10am - 3pm! Here you will nd local &organic produce, WA grown fruit, meat,seafood, wine, owers, eggs, dairy,cheese, jams & jelly, vegetable starts, fruittrees, artisanal foods, handmade artisancrafts, eight restaurants,live entertainment, & more.Call or check our website for acomplete schedule of vendorsattending the market.Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT/SNAP, SNAP Market Match,Senior FMNP/WICFarmers Market Guide (by County)SUNDAYS,June 4th–September 17th11am - 3pm at Peter G. Schmidt

@tumwaterfarmersmarket  @The Tumwater Farmers MarketThe Tumwater Farmers Market hosts a variety of food trucks, crafters, farms, baked goods, awesome youth vendors, community booths and more.With live music weekly, fun themed days and raffl  e baskets, we welcome you to the market!2023 Fresh From The Farm Guide33

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Bee Organic Farm and Apiary, emerged when Rocki Horton, an avid gardener, saw videos of a famous gardener obtaining sustainable yields from a small plot of land. Rocki and Rob Horton lived on an old, abandoned Christmas tree farm with their family in Elma, WA. When blight and tree rot forced them to cut down most of their trees,they found a way to repurpose their land so it would directly benet their community. Having run businesses in the past, they started looking at places they could sell the produce they grew, from farmers markets to stores, schools, hospitals, and more. Since Rocki is a full-time bookkeeper/accountant, and Rob knew he could handle the physical work, “I drank the kool-aid,” he likes to say. So, Rob became the worker bee and started a few experimental plots. Growing organically with regenerative practices is important to Rocki. Rob followed his Queen Bee’s lead, working hard to be a certied organic operation from the beginning. When he gured something out on one section of the land, he would lose control of another. Next thing they knew, they had grown more food than they knew what to do with. They started vending at the Aberdeen Sunday Market and were sold out of vegetables in an hour. Subsequent weeks proved no dierent. Soon, they’d pull up to the market and a line had already formed at their stand. By the end of the season, everyone asked them to please come back next year and bring more! It was clear to Rob that he could not meet the demand of his community. He was just one farmer already working seven days a week. The farm had taken over his life with trays of seedlings lined up on his dining room table. “I want to be able to create a new local, food source system. My dream is to develop a convenient way to bring locally grown food to our communities, whether it's a local store front, home delivery, or drop o locations.” Rob’s energy matches the challenge of meeting the demands of his community. To meet this demand, he needed help. When it was time to harvest during the summer, Rob faced a labor shortage. His time harvesting in the eld created a backlog of paperwork in the oce. Organic certication requires many protocols and documentation. Rob wears many hats to keep his farm business buzzing. Balancing administrative duties and eldwork is challenging. Rob is continually faced with decisions that nd him stuck between a backlog of paperwork and crops that won’t wait for him.After ve years, he still does not make a paycheck for himself and struggles with nding a work-life balance for himself and his family. He receives much love from people he meets at the market, but it is the joy of giving back to his community that drives him forward. He encourages his employees to attend at least one market day a year to see the impact of their work on their local community. “When they come to the market, they become a customer, and see and feel what the customers feel. They can’t believe how popular we are and how beautiful the produce looks. The market is where the magic grabs them. It’s beautiful.” Rob and his crew recognize they aren’t just growing food but also growing community. Rob is committed to showing up with fresh, healthy, nutritious, and beautiful produce for his customers. “I will always be at the market.”2023 Fresh From The Farm GuideMarket Vendor SpotlightPhotos courtesy of Bee Organic Farm & ApiaryBee Organic Farm & ApiaryMarket Vendor Spotlightcommunityfarmlandtrust.orgSee farm listing #2.34

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SNAP Market Match Makes Getting Fresh and Local Produce a SNAP!$1One DollarFind a listof participating farmers markets at: No change given. Expires 12/31/2023.Redeemable at participating farmers markets in Washington.$1One DollarFind a listof participating farmers markets at: No change given. Expires 12/31/2023.Redeemable at participating farmers markets in Washington.Here’s how it works:Go to the farmers market information tent.Swipe your EBT card for the amount you want to spend at the market.Match your EBT dollars with SNAP Market Match.Shop for fresh produce, seeds, and plant starts.Farmers Market Infofruitmushroomsherbsseeds and edible plants$1One DollarveggiesRedeem SNAP Market Matchdollars for:$1One DollarFind a listof participating farmers markets at: No change given. Expires 12/31/2023.Redeemable at participating farmers markets in Washington.Redeem SNAP Market Matchdollars for:herbsseeds and edible plantsmushroomsveggiesfruitMarkets match up to $25 per day. Check with your local market for their daily match amount.Find a list of participating farmers markets at: in offering SNAP Market Match at your famers market or farm stand? Contact us at to discuss your eligibility.This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2020-70030-33180 and administered by the Washington State Department of Health.35