PT Food Co-op

The Food Co-op, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, 98368
Port Townsend
Phone: (360) 385-2883

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Local Mystery Bay Chevre Wins Second Best in North America!

August 12th, 2012 by


This week marks an incredible moment for Mystery Bay Farm, winner of the silver medal in the American Cheese Society’s 2012 North American Best Cheese Competition.

If you have not tasted this ultra creamy, mild and delicious chevre you must! Considering that there are thousands of chevre producers in North America, Rachael’s cheese shines in the spotlight.

Not only is taste and consistency why this cheese is preferred, the ecological methodology of Mystery Bay’s farming practices makes all of her products superb.

The cheese case at the Co-op has been rearranged to host Mystery Bay’s products at the bottom level in the center. Come and check out the four flavors of fresh chevre (made every week) and the exquisite chevre in basil infused olive oil.

Further Reading and Mystery Bay in the Press

How Does Your Grocery Store Check Out?

August 8th, 2012 by

To read the full report, click here.

Jefferson County Fair: Food Co-op Booth

August 5th, 2012 by

Don’t miss the 75th anniversary of the JeffCo Fair on August 10-12! While you’re wandering through… looking at the cats, pigs, zucchini, quilts and photos entered to win, check out the Food Co-op booth. Stop by on Saturday at 2pm for a piece of cake to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Co-op, and the 75th for the fair. Play pin the tail on Quimper the dog to win prizes. Guess the number of dog biscuits in the jar and win something else! Free samples.

See you at the Fair! For more info about the fair, click here.


40th Anniversary Party… Getting Closer!

August 2nd, 2012 by

Our 40th Anniversary celebration party is Sunday, August 19th from 2:40 – 6:40 pm at the Northwest Maritime Center. For details about the party, click here. 50 reserved parking passes available now at the Member Services Desk for Co-op owners, first come, first served. The reserved parking is located in the back of the Hudson Point boatyard. Look for signage and parking attendant. Display parking pass on dashboard of car.

The long-range forcast for the weather is 74 degrees! Dancing on the Compass Rose, tasty bites of local treats, bring a beach chair and/or blankets and enjoy fun in the sun!

Special VIP room upstairs for Co-op owners. Join today and become a VIP at the party!


Local Raw Sheep Cheese Arrives at the Co-op!

July 22nd, 2012 by

Some of you may know that finding a good raw sheep’s milk cheese is difficult- if we are looking domestically in the U.S.. Spain has a long history of raising mountain sheep and creating beautiful cheeses, and this is where we usually go to look for Manchego, Idiazabal, Petit Basque and others. So when we found the Black Sheep Creamery in Adna, Washington, we were delighted to find many different types of raw aged sheep’s milk cheese! Not only is the farm a small family run business, but the cheese is unbelieveable.

Last week we received a wheel of the Fresh Pecorino, aged only 6 months, this cheese is robust in flavor with a silky smooth texture. Aged Pecorino’s have a strong sharp bite that makes it ideal for cooking pastas, pestos, etc. The Fresh Pecorino cheese can be eated raw with fresh fruits or grated and used the same way as an aged cheese.  Somewhat sweet, somewhat salty, if you love sheep cheese you must try.

This week we will try another raw sheep called Mopsy’s Best. Come to the cheese department for a sample and help support our amazing local farmers in Washington State!



June “Beans” = $672!

July 15th, 2012 by

Thanks to those who brought in reusable bags and containers and turned them into Beans in June. $672.00 was raised for three community organizations. $191.60 went to the Port Townsend Library Foundation; $330.85 went to local food banks; and $149.55 went to Sunfield School Community Programs.

Vegetable by Vegetable

July 5th, 2012 by Rachel Williams

by Marko Colby & Hanako Myers

Have you seen the new book by our local Midori farmers? A must have reference book for our area with Hanako’s simply elegant drawings sprinkled throughout. From starting seed to culinary herbs, soil fertility and floating row covers, and more. There is a lot of information written for our growing conditions. Check it out!

New Recumbent Trike Parking at Co-op

June 20th, 2012 by

Recumbent Trike Parking:  In response to member requests we have adjusted our green bike rack along the south side of our store to accommodate parking of larger bikes. A sign is posted that identifies that a 4 foot wide bike parking slot is reserved for such trikes. Happy and safe biking!

It’s Time for The Taste of PT!

June 6th, 2012 by

Taste of Port Townsend is an event sponsored by Port Townsend Food Co-op. Thursday, June 14 from 4-7:30pm you can help raise funds for P.T. Main Street Association while enjoying a sampling of our local restaurant fare from 12 local restaurants, including the Food Co-op. Tickets on sale at P.T. Food Co-op. Adults $30, Kids $20, (12 and under). Click here to purchase on-line where you can save $5 per ticket through June 12 (some restrictions apply). For details about the event, go to

May 9 Meeting: Bag It Supporters Please Attend!

May 8th, 2012 by

Hey there, Bag It Friends:

Here we go – THIS IS IT. DECISION TIME. Please attend the City Council Special Projects Committee meeting about BANNING PLASTIC BAGS in PT. This committee will make a recommendation to the full council.

Weds, May 9th

4:00 PM

City Hall Chambers

City Hall, upstairs. Enter from WATER STREET SIDE ONLY.

I believe there will be time for public testimony. Council is “anticipating a lot of people,” but not many people know about this meeting. Please make your voice heard! Nothing says “I care” like actually showing up!

PLEASE COME – THIS IS IT. This is a time for serious discussion, so no bag monster theatrics…

Monster hugs, Jude Rubin

Please spread this message to others who wish to BAN DISPOSABLE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS in PT.