The San Juan Islands are know for their fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and local lamb as well as a strong locavore culture. Fortunately for you as a visitor it is easy to sample the Islands fruits. Many island restaurants have regionally focused menus such as Coho or Cask and Schooner, island farms have open tour days and roadside stands are abundant with the harvest of that week. But, one of our favorite ways to enjoy the Island’s abundance is at the San Juan Island Farmers Market.
During the summer this weekly Saturday event takes place at the newly renovated Brickworks and is the best place to find local fruits, flowers, herbs, goat cheese, eggs, tomatoes, jams and jellies, baked goods, sushi, sausages, sustainably harvested tuna, shellfish, grass-fed meats, and much more. You may also have the chance to listen to some live music, get a bike tune up or get a trim. Find this lively scene outdoors from the middle of April to the third week in October. The San Juans are beautiful year round though and we didn’t forget about our fall/winter visitors. The winter market is held at the Friday Harbor High School Commons on select Saturdays, November through March. See the market calendar for dates.