With the cancellations of so many local holiday craft shows, Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market offers an opportunity to stock up on local holiday gifts throughout the month of October.
Hunting for the perfect gift for a loved one that constantly wows you with their culinary skills? Perhaps you’re acquainted with a budding bon vivant? Your Saturday market at Sequim City Hall’s plaza is your one-stop-shop for gifts for your favorite gastronome.
Nature preserve jams and jellies / Sativa Valley Essentials
Sativa Valley Essentials have truly outdone themselves this time with their new wildcrafted, locally-harvested jam and jelly line. Fruit forward selections include Wild Currant, Wild Elderberry & Wild Currant, Wild Strawberry & Wild Currant Jam blends. Foodies will especially appreciate the addition of both Hemp Flower & Honey (citrus-floral flavor, good on seafood) and Sunflower & Honey (earthy-floral flavor, pairing well with chicken and beef) jellies.
SVE co-owner and farmer Sam Konovalov has been known to eat an entire jar of Sunflower & Honey by the jar with a spoon. A bright addition to your morning toast, these jams and jellies also integrate well into unique salad dressings and reduction sauces.
Handcrafted rolling pins and pepper grinders / Northwest Beach Works
These striking rolling pins are made from purple heart or mahogany — woods traditionally used in wooden boatbuilding. Woodworkers Davis and Jennifer Stevenson figured if they can withstand an ocean, they can withstand your kitchen. Also keep an eye out for traditional rolling pins made from maple.
Pepper grinders, available in both multi-wood and cherry woodways, can tackle salt, pepper and dried culinary herbs. Grind your favorite spices into a fine powder with the assist of the special CrushGrind ceramic mechanism, the longest lasting mechanism you can find in a grinder.
Apple habanero fruit wine / Hurricane Hills Winery
A unique apple wine fermented with habanero pepper and spices results in a semi-sweet wine with a delightfully multiform flavor. With just the right combination of sweet and heat, spice-lovers of all levels can appreciate this wine over the chilly evenings during the holiday season.
And, with locally sourced spices and fruit, this wine will compliment your holiday spread with distinct peninsula spirit. Try it heated and mulled, best paired with good conversation.
Specialty honey / Sequim Bee Farm
Snowberry Rose Honey, a Good Food Awards Winner, is unlike any honey to have graced your palette. With distinct floral notes and a prominent rose presence, this seasonal offering is currently being harvested and is only available for a limited time.
Seeking something distinctly Pacific Northwest? Look no further than Sequim Bee’s Meadowfoam Honey. This specialty is unique to our region, with the the Meadowfoam flower only blossoming in the upper left U.S. This sweet treat has a deliciously uncommon flavor profile that will gently remind you of cupcakes, toasted marshmallows, or warm baked goods.
Culinary lavender / Let’s Do Lavender
It wouldn’t be holidays in Clallam County without paying homage to the peninsula’s favorite purple perennial. Culinary Lavender is fantastically versatile. Great to lightly flavor french toast, warm mochas, ice cream or lavender bread; you’ll find you’re only limited by your imagination with this addition to your spice cabinet.
Pizza gift card / Ulivo Pizzeria
Italian pizzaiolos, Ulivo Pizzeria, have taken the market season by storm with their authentic Neapolitan style hand crafted stone fired pizza. Give the gift of pizza pizzazz by heading to Ulivo’s website and purchasing a gift card for the pizza lover in your life.
Ulivo diehards should also keep an eye out for specialty wine and beer glasses upcoming on the duo’s website.
Green onion powder / Olympic Onion Powder
It’s difficult to own just one variety of Green Onion Powder. This locally crafted seasoning instantly adds the aroma and savory flavor of green onions to your favorite dishes. Owner Vince Gipson recommends Green Onion Powder on eggs, potatoes and popcorn for starters.
Gipson shares that when Thanksgiving rolls around, there’s a sprinkling of green onion powder on everything at his family’s table.
Garlic grater dipping dish / Art of Pottery
At the crossroads of artistry, cuisine, and functionality, these colorful plates can be used to grate garlic, peppers, citrus zest, and ginger. Add some olive oil and choose your favorite crusty bread to enjoy your decadent oil creations … a must for every holiday spread.
One month remaning
Remember, the month of October is your last chance to stock up on holiday gifts and meet your farmers the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market. Find us downtown at Sequim Civic Center Plaza, every Saturday, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
This week, we welcome the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair to the market on Oct. 10th. SFAM is honored to partner with this historic festival and will host a digital market tour from the festival website.
Emma Jane Garcia is Marketing Manager for the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market.