To Market, To Market
To market, to market….ah, the market. Is there a better way to spend Saturday morning than taking in the smells, sights and sounds of local artisans and farmers? The Port Townsend Saturday Market in Uptown is such a delight, complete with gorgeous edible flower farmers, wood carvers, candle makers, cheese mongers and everything in between. It’s the perfect way to sample the best of the Pacific Northwest.
Mt. Townsend Creamery is Aleah’s absolute favorite cheese maker and their Seastack is decadent and soft, coated in a light and airy layer of vegetable ash. Alder is a firmer, earthier cheese perfect to nibble on by itself. We will be planning a dinner party solely around these magnificent cheeses this summer!
Pick up local favorites and stage a bites and sips party with wine, smoked salmon, goat cheese, cow’s milk cheeses, crudites and baguettes. Going totally local and planning an evening around the freshest ingredients is not only fun but it can be oh-so delicious. There’s no need to plot out an extensive menu or stress. Simply pick up what’s fresh and at-the-ready.
Who doesn’t love chocolate at a dinner party? Pick up small packages of chocolate nibs and send guests home with them at the end of your party.Another fun idea is to gift guests with summertime seeds, like these charming little packets from organic farmers Oatsplanter Farm.
This dog was adorable and kept eyeing the camera!
Photos by Valley & Co.
Perfection. How do you peruse your local market? Are you ready for on-a-whim entertaining this summer?