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The new Waterfront Farmers Market debuts June 4th

Farmer-Market-Logo-2015Gig Harbor, WA – May 18th, 2015 – Soon visitors and residents will have another option for fresh foods in downtown Gig Harbor. The new Waterfront Farmers Market will open for business on Thursday, June 4th at Skansie Brothers Park on Gig Harbor's beautiful downtown waterfront. The market will run weekly through September 24th. Hours of the new market will be 3pm – 7pm.

The Waterfront Farmers Market will be a community-based, open-air market with a mission to create a vibrant forum that connects citizens and food producers in a mutually beneficial economic and cultural exchange. The vision will be to return the farm to the farmers market in support of Gig Harbor’s rich fishing and agricultural history and provide fresh food access to everyone.

The WFM is a project of the nonprofit Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance. Many community partners and volunteers have come forward to support the market including the City of Gig Harbor. The new model will provide access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, fish and other local products, while creating a sense of community and helping to revitalize the waterfront district. According to newly appointed Market Manager, Kathleen Rose, the fundamental principles will be based on sustainability and environmentally safe practices. “I am honored to be a part of this new Waterfront Farmers Market. It will be a work in progress to bring something exceptional and unique to the waterfront.”

The lineup for the 2015 market includes:

Conscious Crops Seasonal Produce & plants
My Mother's Garden Tomato, Pepper & Eggplant starts June, Seasonal Veggies
Stoney Earth Farm Veggies Starts June, Fresh Eggs & Seasonal Veggies
Purdy Organics Organic Pickled Veggies
Taylor Shellfish Farms Shellfish, fresh and smoked, smoked salmon, Tuna, Crab in season
Heron Hill Dairy Goat Cheese, Cajeta
Cantata Farm Veggies, Eggs, plums, pears, berries
Wachtler Wines Closed bottle Wine
Davis Farm Seasonal Veggies, Flowers
Grateful Fred Granola Gluten Free Granola
Market Pasta Pasta & Balsamic oils
Moni's All natural artisanal scrubs made from plants, oils
Indigo Star Herbs Culinary & Medicinal Herbs, Plants, Starts
Smith Brothers Farms Milk, home delivery service, farm connection
SEEDS/CURIOUS BY NATURE Kids sustainable education & fun space
Garden Gate Flower & Garden Veggies and cut flowers
Strays American Pies Homemade Fruit Pies
Shaw Farms Cherries, Grapes, Tomatoes, Closed Wine
Fox Island Lavender Fresh Lavender, Lavender sachets and other Lavender items
Yellow Belly Honey Honey and Honey products
Brix/Net Shed No9 Hot food farm to table/ Chef demos
Devoted Kiss Café Hot food farm to table/ Chef demos
Small Jones Salsa, Hot sauce & Lemonade
Hot Diggity Dog&Sausages Hot dogs & Sausages
Martin Family Orchards Cider, Spreads, Seasonal fruit including plums, apples, cherries, pears, peaches
Provisions Mushrooms Mushrooms fresh, dried, mushroom products
RC Almonds Walnuts and Almonds
Hayton Farms Berries Fresh Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries
Fong Her Cut Flowers, veggies, melons
Golden Glen Creamery Farmstead Butters, Artisan Cheeses
London Maid Crumpets Fresh Crumpets
Steepers Artisan Teas Handcrafted Teas
BillFold Family Farm Veggies, Pork, Eggs, Scones, Goat milk soaps
Sophie's Touch Dog Treats/ Dog items
Footprint Farms Bison Meat, Duck, Chicken, Turkey, Eggs, Some veggies, Goat milk soaps
Peto's Garden Fresh Flowers
Special Education Booth Master Gardeners, Beekeepers, Special guests & Non profit support
Black Jack Valley Farms Beef, Chicken, Rabbit Meat
RoseOrchards Figs, Plums, Apples, Seasonal Veggies
Susanne’s Bakery Breads, Rolls, Muffins

 Meet our Manager: Kathleen Rose is a 15 year resident of Gig Harbor and the owner of a 100-yr old original homestead, Rose Orchards. Kathleen and her husband are former Gig Harbor Farmers Market vendors and co-op producers for the Fresh Food Revolution. As a certified Master Gardener, she is also a WSU Kitsap extension volunteer for the Port Orchard Market & Olalla Giving Garden and member of the Peninsula Fruit Club and Washington State Farmers Market Association. In addition, she supports many local and national agriculture associations and coordinates outreach programs in our local schools and at her farm. Kathleen has 20 years of experience in sales and strategic planning and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington.

 For information on becoming a vendor, sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Downtown Waterfront Alliance at or 253-514-0071 

Touted as the most picturesque harbor in the Northwest, there is always something happening in Gig Harbor. For additional visitor and destination information, please visit Overnight visitors have more than fourteen bed and breakfasts from which to choose, as well as award-winning inns such as the INN at Gig Harbor, The Waterfront Inn, The Maritime Inn, and The Wesley Inn. Houseboats, vacation homes and guesthouses are other lodging options.

Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City.

Contact: Karen Scott, City of Gig Harbor, Tourism & Communications Director
(253) 853-3554