Spring is finally here! Now is the time for planting seeds. If digging in the dirt isn't your thing, what about supporting our local economy? Local farmers grow amazing food in our neck of the woods. You can meet many of them at farmer's markets around the county, almost every day of the week! Two markets open this weekend, with others to follow shortly after.
Below is a list of local markets with their dates and times courtesy of their websites.
Bainbridge: Opening this weekend! Saturdays at Town Square, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bremerton: Starts May 4th. Thursdays at Evergreen Park, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Central Kitsap: Starts May 2nd. Tuesdays at Silverdale Waterfront. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Kingston: Starts May 6th. Saturdays at the Cove. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Port Orchard: Starts April 15th. Saturdays at the Waterfront. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Poulsbo: Opening this weekend! Saturdays at Gateway Fellowship parking lot, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Silverdale: Opening May 2nd. Tuesdays at the Old Navy parking lot. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Suquamish: Starts May 3rd. Wednesdays across from the Tribal Government Offices. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
For more information about small farms in our area, check out the Kitsap Community Agricultural Alliance.
If you're interested in chicken keeping or taking a farm tour, sample some of the programs we’re offering at the library in April. From composting to seed saving, we love supporting good stewardship of Kitsap’s natural resources.