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I was able to drive up to Port Townsend yesterday to continue my “exploring” of the wonderful little town. The 2011 season of the Port Townsend Farmer Market kicked off at 9am. I was not able to arrive at 9am but I was able to get there by 10am and spent a couple of hours enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells as they all blended into the fabric of experience that made the event very special and enjoyable.
I met some friends who already live in Port Townsend and enjoyed walking around the market chatting with vendors and purchasing some of the local products. This visit I purchased some cheese from Mt. Townsend Creamery (Seastack and Red Alder) Some pastries from Pastry Design by Anca, and some bread from Pane d’ Amore. At home the pastries and bread were big winners with my teenagers. I hid the cheese =) I also enjoyed a wonderful cup of coffee from the Gypsy Coffeehouse.
The weather was cooperating on Saturday. It was quite breezy and chilly but there was no rain! As we move closer to summer I know the weather will continue to improve and that this market and others like it will continue to enjoy growing amounts of visitors. I was able to take some photographs which I am including here in this post. I know that I am not a great photographer but I hope you will get a idea of the market and what is available to you.
In the center of the market was a group of musicians who were playing for the enjoyment of all. I spend quite some time simply sitting on a bench and enjoying nothing more than listening to their music and people watching. Truly a wonderful way to spend a quiet Saturday in April.
Looking forward to going back to the farmers market later in the month to see what new produce and crafts will be available. If you are looking for a nice way to get out and explore Port Townsend I highly recommend you take the time to visit Port Townsend on a Saturday and take in the Farmers Market.
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