The market’s back by popular demand! Because of the overwhelming support shown to local farmers and craftspeople this season — and in celebration of a sparkling autumn on the Olympic Peninsula — the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market (SFAM) will return this Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Sequim Civic Center plaza, 152 W. Cedar St.
Join The November Market festivities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Watch the plaza transform into the season’s town square, featuring your favorite farmers and artisans, tasty local food, functional home goods, crafts, jewelry, textiles, art, woodwork and so much more.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner — T-minus eight days, if you can believe it! Colorful winter squash, crunchy Brussels sprouts, flavor-packed fresh herbs and a rainbow of root vegetables are being freshly harvested by our community’s hardworking farmers just in time to be featured in your holiday meals.
Shopping at the farmers market is the most efficient and convenient way to let local produce take center stage at your holiday gatherings this season.
From stocking-stuffers to centerpieces, SFAM is proud to be your primary source for local gift-giving and eagerly anticipates this special opportunity to celebrate the bounty of the local community together.
Join your neighbors in enjoying a lineup of family-friendly events:
David Rivers and Joey Gish have been playing music together on the Olympic Peninsula since 2006, and every year it keeps getting better. Their latest collaboration, Joey Gish & the Wriggling Fish, plays Pacific Northwest contra-style music, a raucous mixture of traditional, Celtic, old-time, and modern tunes which builds an unstoppable wall of sound.
Rivers drives the beat with his groovy guitar riffs, and Gish rips the melody out of the fiddle with what he describes as, “shockingly little regard for some of the originally composed notes.” In a nutshell, Sequim can expect to hear high-energy, dance-able fiddle music all market long.
Fire truck tours
Come hang out with the Clallam County Fire District 3 team, as you learn about fire safety and explore a real fire engine.
Families are welcome to delight in an original, interactive puppet show. This quiet moment amidst the market merriment features a brand-new tale: “Bellica and the New Friend.” Guests will join in the adventure as they discover how to interact with this magical world. The performance will be ongoing throughout the full market, allowing guests to participate as the day rolls on. Fabulist Fables is a storytelling vehicle that cultivates emotional intelligence. Ginny Holladay is a storyteller who loves big emotions, elaborate mediums and delicate whimsy. Bellica is a puppet made of fabric and fluff.
Noon holiday performance
At noon, Ghostlight Productions will present a special teaser performance of their upcoming production: Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song — plus a collection of thrilling dance numbers and a whole lot of nostalgia — “White Christmas” is an unforgettable way for the entire family to usher in the holiday season.
Costume booth and photo op
Market-goers are encouraged to drop by a fall costume booth for a festive photo opportunity brought to the market by Olympic Theatre Arts. Families can also meet youth and education program directors and OTA volunteers, to learn about upcoming opportunities of how to be a part of exciting theatre in Sequim.
Christmas trees for sale
Oceanside Nurseries will be at the market with Washington-grown Christmas trees available for purchase. Support local with your Christmas tree purchase. Expect an assortment of Noble Fir trees from 2 to 6 feet tall.
All together now …
Don your coziest layers, and bring your family and friends: It’s time to support our local growers and makers. Let’s celebrate autumn in classic Sequim-style: together in community.
The November Market by the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market happens this Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at North Sequim Avenue and West Cedar Street from 10 am to 2 p.m.
Check out the market Facebook for a comprehensive breakdown of the November Market festivity lineup at facebook.com/SequimMarket.
Want more market updates? Be sure to tune in this Thursday (Nov. 17) at 4 p.m. to KSQM 91.5 FM for a live radio “Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market Hour.”