I have always made attending farmers markets a priority regardless of where I was living or even visiting while on vacation. The variety and quality of the offerings always amazes me. A trip to the farmers market oftentimes feels more like a trip to the toy store than a traditional shopping experience.
Having the opportunity to be involved with the market in the market manager capacity was a dream come true. I love the community, the vendors, the customers and the ability to help promote and support local businesses.
Cherie has been a member of the team since 2018 and plays a vital role in making sure our Market is a success!
Sophie and her husband are new to Washington from Southern California. She is passionate about sustainable living, growing her own food, and community. The Market seemed like the perfect place for her to grow her passions.
Mark and his family raise chickens, Kinder goats and bracken fern on a 5-acre homestead in Poulsbo. Serving the community as Board President is a great joy for Mark and his family.
I grew up in Alaska where I meet my wife Jo 36-years ago. At the time I had no idea what a farm was except they provided green fruit and smelly meat to the stores. Probably why I preferred wild game and fish growing up. Jo who is from northern California grew up on small farm. 22-years ago we moved from Alaska to the Kingston area where we bought 2-1/2 acres. The rest is history! We now live on 13-acres in the Brownsville area where we are currently raising a few chickens for eggs (175 at last count), meat chickens during the summer/fall, turkeys for the Thanksgiving season, and sheep for both wool and meat. I think the ewe sheep are really Jo’s pets. We still have a couple of (pet) goats around and continue to plant fruit trees. Being a member of the Poulsbo Farmers Market is something I am very passionate about.
I’ve been a customer of the Poulsbo market for several years and saw the chance to be on the board as a way to support both the vendor’s efforts and the community at large. Farmer’s Markets represent a piece of everything I hold dear: nature, nourishment, creativity, community, and relationships. I am proud to participate in any way I can.
I grew up on a large dry-land grain farm in North Central Montana. Since then, I have made many moves—to the PNW, New England, Northern California, the Washington coast, and now back to Puget Sound. I’ve come to know each place through an exciting (and delicious) exploration of its own agricultural economy.
After a 2017 move to Poulsbo with my family, I started Oxalis Kitchen at the Poulsbo Farmers Market, and I have been consistently inspired and encouraged by its community of vendors and supporters. I’m grateful for the opportunity to return in 2019 and excited to support the market by serving on its board.
Growing up in Yolo County, CA, weekly visits to the farmers market was a fundamental part of life - the gathering of growers, food vendors, and makers, along with the community at large, was more than just a trip to buy carrots or bread - it was an affirmation of purpose and values, hopes and dreams. Serving on the PFM board is a way for me to give back to the community and an opportunity to share the joy and mindfulness that goes into bringing food, health, and inspiration to everyone. A trip to the Poulsbo Farmers Market is truly one of the best days of the week, rain or shine. Come for a visit and see for yourself! Lochland hails from California, has wholeheartedly embraced Washington, and is happy to call Kitsap home.
Robin operates Wintercreek Farm in Poulsbo. A bio-intensive market garden producing vegetables and flowers, Wintercreek encourages soil vitality through regenerative farm practices. Robin farms because she believes local food is one way we can come together over something beautiful to address many of the worlds problems. She is serving on the farmers market board because she believes in farmers markets as a community-building economy.