This is the first in our series of vendor spotlights throughout the season. Each week we’ll share a little bit of the story behind one of our vendors along with a special offering by them for the the upcoming market. We’re starting this week with cut flower vendor, August Farm.
August Farm is a small scale, pasture based, diversified livestock and flower farm. We are located along the banks of the Chehalis River in Independence Valley. Independence Valley is home to a vibrant farming community, 30 miles south of Olympia. We grow cut flowers as well as pasture raised chickens, pigs and sheep. Our flowers are grown following national organic standards, even though we are not certified organic. All of our animals are raised on pasture and fed certified organic feed.
We have been raising livestock and selling meat for about four years. This is our first year growing and selling flowers. We are growing about a quarter acre of flowers and plan to expand next year. We are excited to be growing old fashioned and heirloom varieties and providing local, sustainable, and seasonal flowers to our community.
On special this week: one free bunch of sweet peas with the purchase of a bouquet of flowers.
If you’re interested in learning more about August Farm, check out their website here, find them on facebook, or come visit them at the West Olympia Farmers’ Market!
On Tuesday, July 15th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, the West Olympia Farmers’ Market will be hosting BBQ Days of summer at the Market. Come hungry for the delicious food of Olympia’s own South Bay BBQ. They will be setting up the smoker and serving all market long. Seattle Blues musician, PK Dwyer, will be playing his brand of Jump Blues from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. It will be fun for the whole family with a pin-the-tail-on-the-pig game for prizes and children’s activities by Mini Skool Early Learning Center. Finally, bring a friend and have them sign up for our newsletter to get $2 market bucks for you and your friend, usable at any of the West Olympia Farmers’ Market vendors. All that plus our line-up of great local food and craft vendors.
See you at the Market!
West Olympia Farmers’ Market is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth season on Tuesday, May 13th at 4:00 pm. The market is located at 1515 Harrison Ave. NW in the parking lot of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and will be open every Tuesday evening from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, May 13th – Oct. 14th 2014. Keep an eye out for the signs on Harrison Ave.
In addition to a great selection of local vendors, this season will feature live music, raffles, and monthly special events. Also, to make shopping even more convenient and accessible, West Olympia Farmers’ Market will now be accepting EBT and debit transactions. Drop by the Market Information booth for more information on all of this year’s happenings or check the West Olympia Farmers’ Market website and facebook page.
West Olympia Farmers’ Market (WOFM) is your neighborhood market. WOFM strives to help build a vibrant local food economy by supporting small-scale and beginning vendors. All of WOFM’s farmers, artisans and producers are based in Thurston, Lewis, Mason, or Grays Harbor county, with the majority based in Olympia. Products at this years market include fresh produce, baked goods, pastured poultry and meats, flowers, veggie starts, crafts, and much more. Everything is locally grown and produced, so come on out and support your local producers.
The West Olympia Farmers’ Market is now accepting applications for the 2014 Market Season!
The central purpose of the West Olympia Farmers Market is to provide an opportunity for Olympia-area small farmers and producers to sell directly to their local community.
Both farmers and processors of Washington-grown products will find a supportive outlet for the sale of their goods.
The priority deadline for applications is March 15th, 2014.
Please find the application here: Application