With the cancellations of so many local holiday craft shows, Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market presents offers one of the last local opportunities to stock up on local holiday gifts.
This Saturday, Oct. 31, marks the market’s spook-tacular end of the market season! And what better way to say goodbye to your favorite farmers and artisans than by gifting yourself a little something to brighten your week. After a year full of challenge and surprise, be sweet to yourself and treat yourself to something uplifting from the hardworking vendors at your local market; you deserve it.
Honey Tea/Goodness Tea
Delicious, medicinal winter warmers — this Northwestern raw honey is hand-infused with fresh herbs such as rose, lemon balm, Douglas fir and catnip. Use in your favorite cocktails, craft “mock-toddies” or simply combine one teaspoon with a glass of warm water for a gentle antiseptic (and yummy tasting!) mouthwash. All of the herbs in Honey Teas are wild harvested or hand cultivated by Goodness Tea owner/farmer Shaelee Evans.
Zen frogs amd kitties/Joseph’s Pots
John Joseph’s pieces are meticulously shaped by hand and filled with character. These joyful critters sitting in lotus position are a great reminder to stop, take a breath, and enjoy the moment this holiday season. They are great for gentle reminders at your work-from-home office desk!
Painted stone pendant/Stonewear Art
Adorn yourself with something that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Rocks and stones, foraged from rugged Pacific Northwest beaches, are turned to wearable art when each pendant is thoughtfully painted by hand. With a huge range of sweet icons, there is sure to be something special that simply says “you.”
Unique rock piece/Don’s Rocks & Woods
Each and every piece of Don’s collection — amassed over years rock-hounding throughout the United States — is loaded with personality. Whether you feel yourself drawn to quartz, agate, or petrified wood, Don’s Rocks is an excellent opportunity to find a affordable piece that brings a twinkle of charm to your life.
Brandy dessert wines/Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Finnriver’s cordial-style dessert wines are created with apple brandy made from Finnriver cider and organic fruit. These rich, deep flavored elixirs are great for desert or mixed into a decadent holiday cocktail! Discover your favorite amidst selections of black currant, blueberry, chai, pear and raspberry.
Hand-painted wooden sign/OPT Signs
“On Peninsula Time,” “On Lake Time,” “On Mom Time.”: OPT Signs feature expressions that are sure to bring a smile to your face. Great for RVs, kitchens and that little spot in your hallway that you’ve been noticing could use a little zhoosh.
Bead-embroidered bracelet/Lisa’s Designs
Like pointillism you can wear! Lisa, a self taught bead artist, creates stunning jewelry that captures one’s personal essence in an intricate bead composition. From scenes inspired by natural elements, to your favorite characters, Lisa’s Designs are known to garner compliments wherever they’re spotted.
Seasonal baked goods/Blue Mountain Baking Co.
You know exactly what to do here. Get to the market early and treat yourself to a handmade sweet hand pie, cookie, or savory pocket and get the self-gifting started! Chat with Patti and Jake about their upcoming holiday pop-ups for holiday pie purchasing options and don’t forget to inquire about gift cards!
Oct. 31 is your last chance to do your local holiday shopping and meet your farmers at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market. Don your most festive costume and join us downtown at Sequim Civic Center Plaza, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, to celebrate the last market of the season!
Emma Jane Garcia is Marketing Manager for the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market. See www.sequimmarket.com.