When berry season finally arrives, the Olympia Farmers Market vendors rejoice and find unique ways to ‘cross-pollinate’ these local, sweet treats with their own artisan goods. Enjoy the ‘fruits’ of inspired creations that embrace the local berry harvest and support local farms and businesses!
If you are inspired to join the berry celebration fever, head over to Fossilwear, where a full wardrobe of berry-themed tie dye creations are available for all ages. Have fun accessorizing with berry colored headbands from Pieces to Peaces and complete any ensemble with a pair of Trnka’s berry colored Elf Slippers.
Between eating handfuls of fresh berries, visit one of the Market’s eight restaurants for a menu ‘jammed’ full of local berries, sourced straight from local farms to your table! Start your day with a ‘berry-tastic’ Market breakfast from Madeline’s Bavarian Wurst. Madeline’s is the oldest food vendor at the Market and you might think they’ve spent all that time perfecting their annual fresh Berry Cinnamon French Toast and fresh Berry Pancakes. Don’t miss out on the fresh Berry Summer Salad from Our Farmer’s Table. We will just say it truly tastes like a fresh bite of summer and leave you to discover this delicious delicacy on your own. Stop by Heyday Café for inspired berry beverages that are made to order! They will be serving up a refreshing Basil Berry Soda and yummy Green Smoothies that both feature Market fresh berries. And, it’s always a good time of day for a berry flavored coffee drink!
Berry season seem too short? We’ve got solutions for this devastating problem! You can stock your pantry year-round with jam from Chrisman Farm and Johnson Berry Farms. Their staggering variety ranges from sweet to spicy and makes a perfect go-to gift or addition to any meal! You can also enjoy a year-round source of berry goodness with locally grown and crafted fruit wines from Wynoochee River Winery and Burnt Ridge Nursery and Orchards. Their delicious fruit wines have been extremely popular with Market shoppers since their arrival this spring.
Visit Blissful Wunders Confectionary to scoop up a chocolate truffle treat, or pick up a baker’s dozen for any occasion! This time of year they have a stunning array of chocolates that feature local berries! Did you know Blissful Wunders offers Market shoppers a stamp card to earn free chocolates? Visit their booth for this Market exclusive promotional, and start treating yourself to a deal.
The Market hosts many vendors that specialize in cultivating and selling a variety of berry plants! When you bring home your own berry plants, be sure to pair them with beautiful, hand-crafted clay plant markers from Marion Pollmann Ceramics.
Berry harvest has something for everyone – even our furry friends! Pick up Strawberry & Blueberry bacon muffins from Crossed Paws Bakery. Their berries are sourced from Market vendors, and all of their scrumptious treats are all natural and homemade.