Last weekend, The Girl and I were in Poulsbo and we came across a sign for the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market. So we stopped by to check it out. We have been to several farmer’s markets this year and this was the first time we noticed raised container gardens for sale at one.
These raised garden boxes would be perfect for someone with mobility issues. Plus, they look so stinkin’ cool. Shade loving flowers could be planted underneath while vegetables could grow in the bed above. I love these things!
Here are a few other pictures we snapped while we were there.
The other really neat thing we noticed at the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market was a donation table. Not only were they taking monetary donations, but they were also accepting donations for fresh fruits and vegetables for the food bank. What a great idea. This was the first time I had ever seen a donation table set up at a Farmer’s Market. And now that I think about it, I wonder why more markets don’t have these little donation tables as well.
I bet if more people knew about this, they’d be more likely to donate their excess garden produce to community members in need. The next time I drop something off at our food bank I’m going to ask the manager if she’s be interested in doing something like this. I think it’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Have YOU been to a Farmer’s Market lately? Did you notice if it had a donation table? What do you think about this idea? Do you think if would draw a lot of donations?
Poulsbo Farmer’s Market
Open Every Saturday
9am – 1pm
April 7 – December 22, 2012
Poulsbo Village Medical/Dental Center, Poulsbo, Washington (Corner of 7th & Iverson.)
If you are live in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area and know of a great Farmer’s Market we should visit this summer, let us know. We would love to drop in, and feature it here on one hundred dollars a month.
*If you would like to find a Farmers Market in your area, head on over to FarmersMarket.com and enter your zip code.
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I help my family with a booth at the Poulsbo market! I’m so bummed I didn’t get to meet you. Maybe next time!
I can name every one of those venders in the photos you took. I love the garden boxes! Those flowers were two booths down from me and I love spending part of the day watching her make the bouquets, she has an awesome talent! The picture after the flowers with all the tomatoes is the farm booth right next to mine.
So close, I can’t believe I didn’t spot you, you must have been wearing those glasses with the funny nose and fake mustache to blend in. 🙁
What? That stinks! The next time I’m there I’ll be sure and stop by. Thanks fro letting me know you have a booth at the market!