As November sweeps across the Pacific Northwest, the Olympia Farmers Market transforms into a cornucopia of seasonal delights. While the availability of produce may vary from week to week, our Market farmers offer a captivating array of fruits and vegetables for shoppers who want local produce for their winter salads, soups, stews, and feasts!
Here's your exclusive insider's secret: Sundays during Seahawks games are when the market transforms into your serene sanctuary. It's quiet here, so schedule your shopping accordingly, if you're not watching the game.
Here's a glimpse of what you can expect at the Olympia Farmers Market in November:
Apples: So many apple varieties cascade in, freshly harvested and crisp. From tart Granny Smiths to sweet Honeycrisps, there's an apple for every palate.
Pears: Delicate and delectable pears make their appearance, showcasing their juicy, fragrant sweetness.
Cranberries: Perfect for Thanksgiving feasts, vibrant red cranberries are plucked at the peak of ripeness, ready to add a burst of flavor to your holiday dishes. Local cranberries from Bloom Creek will sell out fast, so shop early.
Brussels Sprouts: These petite cruciferous gems flourish in the cool November air, offering a versatile addition to your seasonal cooking.
Kale: Hardy kale, a nutritional powerhouse, thrives in cooler weather, ensuring your salads and soups remain packed with flavor and nutrients.
Winter Squash: Butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash grace the market stalls, perfect for hearty soups, casseroles, or as a side dish.
Cauliflower: Versatile cauliflower, a star of fall cuisine, awaits your culinary creativity with its mild flavor and adaptability.
Carrots: Rooted in the earth, carrots are abundant, offering their vibrant orange hue and natural sweetness.
Beets: The earthy allure of beets takes center stage, their versatile roots and nutritious greens both available for your kitchen experiments.
Cabbage: From coleslaw to sauerkraut, the humble cabbage shines in a variety of dishes, delivering a hint of crispness and delightful crunch.
Leeks: These onion family members bring a subtle yet distinct flavor to your dishes, perfect for soups and savory tarts.
Radishes: Some radish varieties continue to flourish, providing a peppery kick and a burst of color to your salads and side dishes.
Turnips: With their earthy flavor and versatile nature, turnips are a versatile addition to your fall cooking repertoire.
Swiss Chard: Leafy and vibrant Swiss chard adds a touch of elegance to your dishes while thriving in cooler temperatures.
Winter Greens: Spinach, arugula, and other winter greens continue to offer their fresh, leafy goodness for your salads and sautés.
Wild Mushrooms: The Pacific Northwest is renowned for its wild mushroom diversity. In November, you can find sought-after varieties such as chanterelles, morels, porcini, and various other forest treasures.
Cultivated Mushrooms: In addition to wild mushrooms, you'll find an array of cultivated mushrooms like shiitake, oyster, and cremini at the market. These mushrooms are grown by our farmers and are perfect for adding depth and umami to your fall recipes.