Congratulations! Marti Campbell won the Sequim Farmers Market bike day raffle. She received a free bike tune-up from Ben’s Bikes. She biked 7.5 miles to the market on May 11. Photo courtesy of Sequim Farmers Market

Congratulations! Marti Campbell won the Sequim Farmers Market bike day raffle. She received a free bike tune-up from Ben’s Bikes. She biked 7.5 miles to the market on May 11. Photo courtesy of Sequim Farmers Market

What’s New at the Market? Senior citizens, Hurricane Hills recognized

Sequim Farmers Market

Open: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 8

Location: Sequim Civic Center Plaza, downtown Sequim

More info: manager@sequimmarket.com or 360-582-6218

On the web: www.sequimmarket.com

This Saturday is Senior Appreciation Day at the Sequim Farmers Market. The first 50 seniors to visit the market booth will receive a $2 coupon which can be redeemed with any vendor at the market.

Senior Appreciation Days are every second Saturday of the month: July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Mark your calendars to participate throughout the season.

Senior Appreciation Days are made possible with support from Nutritious Movement Center Northwest.

Bringing home bronze

Sequim Farmers Market vendor Hurricane Hills Winery recently won a bronze award in the New World International Wine Competition for their Blackberry Lavender wine. The wine is a semi-sweet blackberry wine with light floral notes of lavender. The lavender selected for the wine was sourced locally from Kitty B’s Lavender Farm in Sequim.

Hurricane Hills is known for crafting their wine with locally grown produce, fermented in flavor combinations that are unique, versatile and fun, reflecting the unique character of the Pacific Northwest. They only use pure mountain spring water from the Olympics in the production of their wines.

Vintner Jessie Newberg is the owner and operator of Hurricane Hills Winery and the Olympic Mountain range is her inspiration. She was born and raised in Port Angeles and spent her childhood growing up at Lake Dawn, a small community in the Heart o’ the Hills en route to Hurricane Ridge. The Olympic National Park was her playground growing up, and it instilled in her a lifelong appreciation of the natural beauty our region offers.

After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Ecology and Resource Management, with a dream of creating her own unique wine, Newberg decided start her own wine-making business in her hometown.

Hurricane Hills varieties vary from dry to sweet, and are released seasonally, including Orchard Plum, Apple Habanero and Northern Blueberry. The latest release, Orchard Plum wine was hand-crafted exclusively with plums gleaned across the Olympic Peninsula and “many plums for Orchard Plum came from the backyards of Sequim residents,” Newberg says.

Apple Habanero wine is just the right combination of sweet and heat, and served chilled is a delicious complement to BBQ. The Northern Blueberry wine is a long-time favorite and is crafted with blueberries harvested from Vionsville Farm.

Newberg participates in regional wine-tasting events and can be found every Saturday at the Sequim Farmers Market. Come enjoy a free tasting. Check out www. hurricanehillswinery.com for upcoming events, new releases and wine tasting locations.

A special thanks to Bell & Davis Law and Brokers Group Real Estate for supporting the Sequim Farmers Market.

April Hammerand is the Market Manager for the Sequim Farmers Market. Reach her at manager@ sequimmarket.com or 360-582-6218. For more information visit www.sequimmarket.com.

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