We wanted to let you all know that we will not be vending at the Poulsbo Farmers Market for the 2022 season, and for as long as it remains located at Gateway Fellowship. Instead, we will be selling at Bremerton Farmers Market, and continuing sales at our Farmstand and through our CSA.
As a business, we are committed to equity, inclusion, accessibility, and sustainability. This means everything from our CSA being sliding scale, to farming with a draft horse, from supporting the priorities of the Suquamish Tribe, to helping host a Pride celebration. At this point, we don’t believe our commitments are in line with the values of Gateway Fellowship and the control they hold over the Poulsbo Farmers Market as its site host. Gateway has told the market that we can’t hold celebrations for such events as Juneteenth, Pride, Indigenous People’s Day, Immigrants’ Day and Women’s Day. Pending a change of location, we have decided that our only choice is to leave the market we have vended at for 11 years. We have many friends who are vendors and customers at the market and are saddened to have to make this decision.
We are grateful for all your support, and hope you will continue to support us and our work to build community and sustainable accessible food systems in Kitsap county. Here’s where to find us in 2022:
Bremerton Farmers Market – Thursday evenings at Evergreen Park from April 21st-Sept. 29th
Our on-farm Farmstand – self-serve, located on our farm at 20322 Pugh Rd NE, Poulsbo, open every day 9am-7pm
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) – sign ups are currently open! See more information here: https://aroundthetablefarm.com/csa
If you would like to do more to support equity in our community, we would love you to join our work with Kitsap Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Kitsap ERACE Coalition, and Poulsbo For All. We are grateful for your support, and look forward to feeding you in 2022!
Blessings to all of you,
Dana, Aaron, Wendell and Alder Steege-Jackson, Clare Menard, Brenda Calderon and Kristofer Heidt
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Thank you for taking a stand and your transparency in sharing your decision to no longer be at the Poulsbo farmers market (pending location change). Would have never known otherwise…
Good for you! Thanks for standing up for what’s right!