What’s New at the Market: Get into seasonal gifting at Sequim’s final market this Saturday

From the rosy cheeks appearing on the faces of the ones we love to the brisk weather filling Sequim’s festively decorated downtown corridor, it’s surely time for celebrations marking the turn of the season. For the community-minded folks of Sequim, that means one thing in particular: shopping locally for handmade gifts.

With that in mind, the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market is jubilant to announce its final market this Saturday, in celebration of the talent of the Olympic Peninsula this holiday season!

Bundle up, grab your loved ones, and join the joyful gathering at Sequim Civic Center Hall Plaza this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for the December Market on Saturday, Dec. 18.

Enjoy a spark of warmth as the people of Sequim assemble in the spirit of togetherness. This outdoor market is your last chance to support your favorite local artisans by purchasing handcrafted gifts from more than 50 diverse artisans and farmers.

Expect delicious baked goods, artisanal coffee, functional home goods, crafts, jewelry, textiles, art, woodwork, and more! From one-of-a-kind stocking-stuffers to heirloom pieces, this small-town market is proud to round out your holiday season.

The market will host its second Winter Food Drive; representatives from the Sequim Food Bank will be on site this Saturday to accept donations of fresh produce, low sodium soups, low sugar breakfast cereals, boxed macaroni and cheese, and condiments. Sequim Food Bank provides food and assistance to people and organizations in the community to ensure that no one goes hungry in Sequim.

Families are welcomed to enjoy an original puppet show brought to the market by Fabulist Fables, a storytelling vehicle that curates and cultivates emotional intelligence. In the original tale of Bellica and the Paper Trees, Bellica finds themself in a fantastic land filled with curious life. Guests will join in on the adventure as they discover how to interact with this magical world. This quiet, peaceful performance will be ongoing throughout the full market, allowing guests to participate and interact as the day rolls on and is enjoyable for children of all ages.

Marketgoers are encouraged to drop by the Winter Wonderland booth to meet Jolly Old Man Winter and participate in a festive photo opportunity featuring merry, yuletide costumes brought to the market by Olympic Theatre Arts.

Want more market updates? Be sure to tune in this Friday at 4 p.m. to KSQM 91.5 FM for a live radio “Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market Hour.”

Emma Jane Garcia is the Market Manager for the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market.Executive Director, Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market.