The holidays are just around the corner, and the Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market, which runs until December 14th, is the perfect place to pick up gifts, fresh baked goods, and a variety of organically farmed meats, poultry, pork and fall vegetables.
On the first crisp, sunny Saturday in November, I ventured out to the Farmer’s Market to peruse what they had on offer. I knew I wanted to stop by Bainbridge Island Woodworks to pick up their hand-crafted snowflake and star Christmas ornaments, but I also thought I’d grab some fruits and vegetables, those I procured at Coquette Bake Shop’s booth—carrot cake and apple tarts—and yes, they totally count as produce (super delicious produce!).
Next, I wanted to get some ideas for holiday gifts, and I wasn’t disappointed. Finnriver Farm & Cidery has a variety of delicious ciders and wines; Bainbridge Island Woodworks offers finely crafted cutting boards, ornaments, coasters and more; Glass by Isaac has beautifully made glassware for everyday use, as well as sculptural pieces (both BI Woodworks and Glass by Isaac take custom orders); AmosSoma’s line of natural therapeutic serums and tonics make the perfect skincare gift for both young and old and everyone in between; and Oho Clothing has a gorgeous line of wraps, scarves, hats and more.
For everything you need to create delicious every-day or holiday meals, stop by Pane d’Amore Artisan Bakery’s booth for fresh-baked breads and baked goods; Coquette Bake Shop has an amazing variety of delectable pastries to top off your holiday feast, or just sweeten your day; Walker Meadow Farm is a family owned, certified organic farm providing quality meats, produce and feed, and they’re currently taking orders for holiday turkeys (fresh birds are available for pick-up on Wednesday, November 27th, reserve yours now); , Sun & Bee Farm, Butler Green Farms, and Laughing Crow Farm all offer seasonal fruits and vegetables to perfect your culinary masterpiece.
The market is held at Town Square in City Hall Park, just a short walk from the ferry terminal.
If you’d like to learn more about the Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market, click here to read my article.
*Farmer’s Market poster and images provided by Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market, additional photographs by Margaret Millmore