The Food Co-op Promotes Local

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

Eating Local

What is “local”? The Food Co-op defines local as products grown or produced in Jefferson, Kitsap, Island, MasonĀ and Clallam Counties.

As organic farms and processors get bought up by large, sometimes multinational, corporations and grow to a scale that departs from the original intentions of the organic movement, food eaters are turning their attention to the farming operations in their own backyards. Cultivate your local palate, learn about local producers in our region, get in on local food conversations, or explore your own “eat local” challenge.

View our local suppliers and producers via department:
Local Produce Farmers
Local Meat and Cheese Producers
Local Bulk Suppliers
Local Foods in the Deli
Local Freezer & Cooler Producers
Local Beer & Wine
Local Wellness Suppliers

Developing Our Local Food System

Picture of Dharma Ridge Farm –
by Laura Llewellyn, Produce Manager

A lot of the work I do is focused on developing …continue reading

We Ate Local: The Food Co-op Annual Meeting

The Food Co-op Annual Meeting

Eating Local was the focus of our annual meeting this year, held on June 4 at Fort Worden.

We Ate Local

Kristan McCary, director of food services at the fort, really came through for …continue reading

Help Change the World, One Fork at a Time

10 reasons to buy your food from regional family farms

A Tilth Producers of Washington publication (2006)

Everyone needs to eat. Eating good food gives us pleasure and keeps us healthy. But how do we know what is good food?

Flavor is one …continue reading

What’s In Season – A Seasonal Food Map

This seasonal food map lists foods available in and around our neighborhoods based on produce and other local foods sold at The Food Co-op as well as the Puget Sound Fresh Farm Guide. Cultivated fruits and vegetables and other farm …continue reading