Market By the Marina

Note: Following a less-than-successful 2013 season, the Market Committee presented their findings at the PLVC October meeting, with the recommendation to NOT continue this community activity in 2014.  While no formal vote has been taken, it’s generally assumed that there will NOT be a Friday Market in 2014.  Meanwhile, the Council is examining other fund-raising possibilities.

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 Port Ludlow, WA’s Market By the Marina is held each week on FRIDAYS from 1-5pm. Market season is from the last friday of MAY to the last friday of SEPTEMBER.     Market location is on the bluff above Port Ludlow’s Marina.  Approaching Port Ludlow from either North or South on Oak Bay Road, turn onto Marina View Drive, then take the first RIGHT onto Olympic Place towards the waterfront. Parking and Market are just one block away!

September 30th  – Last Day of the 2013 Season of Market by the Marina. We’ll be back next spring, last Friday in May.  See you then!

September 6th    Market by the Marina News – Join us every Friday – check what’s special this week:  At yesterday’s Village Council meeting, Market Manager Vicki Tallerico reported that while this season’s Market was not as successful as she hoped, both she and Market Coordinator Terry Umbreit plan to again provide leadership roles for the 2014 market season. She plans to improve the market by having more vendors, more food and more musicians, plus offer art & craft demonstrations. And, she hopes to have picnic tables scattered throughout the vendor’s booths for everyone’s comfort.

The Village Council expressed their appreciation to Vicki, Terry and Pete Tallerico for providing a very dedicated effort during this year’s Market season. This project is a massive undertaking, and they demonstrated a constant source of coordination and communication with the vendors, the public, and the Village Council.  Kudos to all three of you!        THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A GREAT MARKET SEASON

August 30th    Market by the Marina News – Join us every Friday – check what’s special this week:  The beginning of September is upon us and that means it’s time to finish up canning all the fresh fruits & vegetables harvested from our local farms.  It’s also a great time to start shopping for the holidays.

We are so pleased with the strong support received from some of our local farmers and produce vendors this year. We’re thankful they have been here on friday afternoons for the residents of Port Ludlow and the visitors/boaters that have stopped by throughout the summer.

Come to the market this week for fresh vegetables and fruit from Yakima provided by Farm Country Produce (Chimacum) and Kol Simcha Farm (Sequim), where you can place an order for either cuts or locker-prepared lamb or beef, fresh eggs and organic produce.

Make sure you stop by Cloud 9 Pastry, where you’ll find delicious baked goods for an afternoon treat – or take home a loaf of bread or even a quiche! All baked goods are made by Melanie Maibaum.

Don’t forget that the market is a great place to buy some wonderful handmade gifts. There is always that one-of-a-kind item perfect as a present or hostess gift for the next dinner party you’re attending.                            

You’ll find decorative concrete stepping stones, cedar deck and flower boxes, copper fish, beaded and silversmith jewelry, wooden bowls, needle-felted items, greeting cards, aprons & pillows, plus handmade jams and jellies.

It’s not too late to turn your deck, patio or dinner table into an array of beautiful color – both plants and fresh cut flowers are still available at Carol Elliott’s tent (The Bubble Lady).

Without the very strong support that we have received, rain or shine, from the following vendors, there could not have been a Port Ludlow Market by the Marina this year. So, Terry, Pete and Vicki want to extend our appreciation to all of you who have been with us from opening day or joined us more recently:

    • Douglas Clark – Studio 613: Kitchen safe wooden serving bowls
    • Kaak Crawford: Bead Jewelry
    • Deborah Darminio – Well Preserved Jams and Jellies: Cloth Items, Jams & Jellies
    • Carol Elliott – “The Bubble Lady”:  Bubble Wands, Plants and Fresh Flowers
    • David Fricke – Bramble Patch: Concrete Stepping Stones
    • Laurie Hall – Farm Country Produce: Fresh Produce & Fruits from Yakima
    • Fred & Joanne Hatfield – Kol Simcha Farm: Organic Produce & Fruit, Lamb & Beef, Eggs
    • Ranie Keithahm – “Ranie”: Felt Needled Characters, Greeting Cards, and Handrafted Items
    • Doug Kirkey – Doug’s Cedar Planters: Hand Milled & Crafted Planters & Deck Items
    • Reginald Kleweno:  Silversmith Jewelry
    • Melanie Maibaum – Cloud 9 Pastry: Home-Baked Goods – Nice Assortment
    • Norma & Walt Massey – Massey Copper: Fabricated Copper Wall – Free Standing Sculpture
    • Stephanie Parker – Olympic Onion Farm LLC: Hand-Crafted Green Onion Powder
    • Bruce Schmidt – Sweet Moon Farm: Hand-Made Pasta and Sauces
    • Doyle Yancey – Egg & I Fuchsias: Fuchsia Hanging Baskets and Starters, Flowers


August 23rd    Market by the Marina News – Join us every Friday – check what’s special this week: • Kol Simcha Farm – TOMATOES! Plus grass-fed lamb, beef, chicken, eggs • Egg & I Fuchsias – wide variety of fuchsias plus geraniums, shasta daisies & plant starts • Cloud 9 Pastries yummy desserts & breads • Hester’s Crafty Ways – knitted items & brilliant tshirts with changeable cuffs/collar • Casual Gardener – bubble-wands, plants potted in unique receptacles, birdhouses & fresh flowers. • Massey Copper – sculptures, gatework & more • Sweet Moon Farm –handmade pastas & sauces •  Well Preserved Jams & Jellies – homemade from locally grown fruit products

August 9th    Market by the Marina News – Join us every Friday – check what’s special this week:  Yummy fresh pastries from Cloud 9  •  Farmers – bringing fresh veggies & produce • And, lots of artisan vendors, with great gift ideas

Market Contacts:                                                                                                                  Vicki: 360-437-4065 or                                                                or Terry: 360-437-8186 or        

July 26th    Market by the Marina News   Just a friendly reminder there will be NO Market held on friday:  everyone will be getting ready for the Festival By the Bay.  It’s running from Friday 7/26 (opens at noon) through Sunday 7/28 (opens at 10am Sat/Sun and closes at 5pm Sat and 3pm Sunday).  For just $7, you’ll get a button that allows entry all three days, plus the 2 concerts Friday and Saturday nights plus FIREWORKS on Saturday after the concert.  Check it out. There will be yummy food choices, good music, a beer & wine garden, arts and crafts, an art show and so much more!

And plan to return to the Market next Friday August 2nd.  Terry Umbreit, Market Coordinator and Vicki Tallerico, Market Manager will be happy to greet you back. See you then!

July 19th    Market by the Marina News – Join us every Friday – check what’s special this week:  Terry Umbreit, Market Coordinator, reports that there are now fourteen (14) vendors coming each week. More farmers with vegetables and fruits are now coming every friday.  The Inn has determined there hasn’t been enough interest to continue having Chef Dan and other staff cooking tasty temptations every friday. Yet Vicki & Terry are working to get other food producers to the market.

Be sure to check out the Fresh Cut Flowers at the Market, plus Vicki reports wine and cider products are a new addition.

Special Announcement:  Friday Market will NOT be happening next week, as the Festival By the Bay will be setting up in the same locations the Market uses. Also, this friday, July 19th is the LAST day to purchase your Festival Buttons at the Market.  After that, they will still be available at the Bay and Beach Clubs, The Inn, Marina, and Dana Pointe Interiors. The buttons will be available for purchase at these locations through Th 7/25. Then you can purchase them ‘at the door’ during Festival Days.  Cost is $7 each.

The non-profit market, sponsored by the Port Ludlow Village Council, is a gathering place for residents from Port Ludlow and the surrounding areas,  It supports local farmers, food producers and artisans. A diverse range of farmers have been contracted to bring fresh produce and fruits, meat products, eggs, flowers/plants, and jams/jellies. Wine and cider products are a new addition.

Chef Dan from the Fireside Restaurant has been cooking really great dishes right on the spot; the prices can’t be beat. Sit at the tables overlooking the bay and marina, enjoy the day while visiting with friends and neighbors, and enjoy a late lunch or early dinner. Make sure you save room for dessert made by Cloud 9 Pastries. Pick them up early as they sell out. Don’t forget to pick up a loaf of her bread for dinner or toast for Saturday’s breakfast.

The artisans continue to provide exceptional arts and crafts. With handmade jewelry, aprons, cards, wooden bowls of all shapes and sizes, garden stepping stones and figurines,  some really awesome driftwood art, and wonderful copper sculptures – there is something for everyone.

If your group or organization, is nonprofit and you would like to reach out to the community to promote an event (or just for the exposure) you can set up a FREE table or booth  just by contacting Vicki at 437-4065 or Terry at 437-8186 with the date(s) you would like to be at the market.

Kindly respect the Marina patrons and local boaters: do not park in the parking spaces provided for them. There is ample parking in the lots across from the Bridge Deck, the grassy strip directly across from the market and in the first parking lot near the Port Ludlow Yacht Club. Handicap Parking spaces are marked for your convenience, Should you require assistance, please let the market managers know. For additional or updated information, access the market’s page on the Village Council website at

July 5th    Market by the Marina News – Join us every Friday – check what’s special this week:  Musical Entertainment as you shop Chef Dan will be cooking tasty treats • Yummy fresh pastries from Cloud 9 • Egg & I Fuchsias – beautiful flower baskets • More Farmers – bringing fresh veggies & produce • Plus – lots of artisan vendors, with great gift ideas

o Market Contacts:                                                                                                                  Vicki: 360-437-4065 or                                                                or Terry: 360-437-8186 or

• Pick up an application to run for the Village Council at PLVC tent – due August 1st                                                                                                                                         

June 28th    Market by the Marina News  Join us every Friday – check what’s special this week:  Musical Entertainment as you shop!  Fresh pastries from Cloud 9 – selling out weekly. More Farmers coming – fresh veggies/produce. Deb Darminio – homemade jams & jellies. Chef Dan – cooking tasty food for market patrons. Farm Country Produce – Yakima region produce. Fresh homemade Pasta & Sauces – great dinner idea. Plus – lots of artisan vendors, great gift ideas. Hope to see you there! Vicki Tallerico & Terry Umbreit, Market Managers

June 21st     Market by the Marina News                                                                      Join us every Friday – here’s what’s special this week Chef Dan – cooking something yummy for market patrons • Ken from Terrapin Farms – fresh veggies • Farm Country Produce – Yakima region produce • World Peach Produce from Chimacum  • Deb Darminio – homemade jams & jellies • Fresh Homemade Pasta & sauces – great dinner idea • Fresh pastries from Cloud 9 – selling out every week • Plus lots of artisan vendors, great gift ideas • Visit PLVC tent for brochure about PLVC community involvement, plus applications to Run for a Village Council position (4 seats available).

Hope to see you here! Vicki Tallerico & Terry Umbreit, Market Managers

June 14, 2013     Market by the Marina News                                                                   It’s Flag Day!   Join us every Friday – here’s what’s special this week!• Yummy Fresh Pastries by Cloud 9 • Egg & I Fuchsias – hanging baskets galore • Betty Boyd‘s teacup plants are popular • Mac’s Macaroons – fun options for pets • Westbrook Angus – delicious beef • Massey Copper – sculpture & design • AND – wooden flower boxes, driftwood signs & bowls • Plus – Studio 613: wooden bowls, yarn holders, and more • Remember to buy your raffle tickets!

June 7, 2013:   Market by the Marina – Grand Opening a Big Success                         by Vicki Tallerico, Market Manager  The 2013 Market by the Marina opened a new season last Friday, May 31, and it was a big success. We had sunshine for the first time in weeks, perfect timing. About 200 turned out for the Big Day.The crowd enjoyed baked goods from Cloud 9 Pastry, lamb-beef-eggs from Kol Simcha Farm in Sequim and beautiful fuchsias & plants from Egg & I Fuchsias located in Chimacum. Ranie Keithahn demonstrated how she makes her needle-felted pets & friends, and we had the opportunity to view the poster she’s designed for the 2013 Festival by the Bay.
This week, Chef Dan and Staff will be among the vendors to cook up a summertime Bar- B-Que on the hill. There will be plenty of seating for all who want to sit a spell and enjoy a late lunch (or early dinner) while listening to folk music in 3-part harmony played by “SHADY GROVE” from Port Townsend.
Dina from Ludlow Bay Massage & Wellness Spa will be available to relieve some of the aches & stresses by offering FREE chair massage in a quiet little spot set up for your serenity.While some of the farmers & vendors weren’t able to make the opening last week, they will be appearing in the weeks to come. It was a great day to get out and visit with friends & neighbors, share stories and laughter while enjoying the beautiful views of the bay and mountains. We want to thank everyone for your support and patience, and we hope to see you again on any Friday afternoon at the Market, where the atmosphere is vibrant and the folks are friendly.
Port Ludlow Market by the Marina Open May 31 – Sept 30

Market day is still on Fridays, yet from 1 to 5pm. The location is on the bluff above the Marina and Inn. The season is from May 31 to September 30.     
Market by the Marina began a new season on Friday May 31. It was a beautiful, bright sunny day, perfect for shopping at an outdoor market. Was fun seeing friends and neighbors in a festive mood..
During the market season, you will be able to see a variety of demonstrations, including blacksmithing done by our own Bruce Crittenden, and the Port Ludlow Artist’s League  “Artist in Action.” Another new feature of the market will be cooking demonstrations provided by Chef Dan from the Fireside Restaurant. Chef Dan will use local produce and food from the market in his recipes. Come, watch and get some new ideas for dinner, plus enjoy a sample or two.  Monthly raffles and other activities are planned for you
 .    Perhaps you aren’t the Grand Shopper of the Household. No bother, you can just sit somewhere & visit while you enjoy the beautiful views or all the hubbub happening around you. People-watching, anyone?  This will most likely become THE place to be on friday afternoons.

Plan to come early to enjoy fresh baked goods prepared by Cloud 9 Pastries while you sit and enjoy the afternoon with friends & neighbors or stroll around the market shopping. Stop at the PLVC tent where you can meet Board Members and representatives from some of the committees that serve the community by undertaking projects & activities that affect Port Ludlow residents. You will have the chance for informal conversations with these folks, asking questions and finding out how the council and committees represent you.

You will find both new and familiar artisan vendors and farmers who are committed to bringing fresh produce, products, and very fine arts & crafts for your pleasure. We welcome back the Egg & I Fuchsias in all their glory. Betty Boyd with her tea cup plants, and of course Mac’s Macaroons where you can pick up a  great little something for that special furry friend in your life, plus many other vendors you’ll be happy to see again. There will be bowls made from wood; stepping stones for your garden; and wooden flower boxes for your decks and patios. Interested in a new piece of jewelry or need a gift for a grandchild’s birthday or special occasion? There will be lots of choices to pick from, including wire or stone jewelry, a needle felted character, or Origami Design Flowers from the House Mouse Designs.

Westbrook Angus will join us with some of the best beef in the area, while Kol Simcha Farm wants you to take home some of their great lamb, eggs, and produce. Later in the season, you’ll be able to take home fresh berries for making that famous pie or cobbler recipe. And then in the fall there will be all the wonderful veggies for our holiday season cooking.

So come and join us every Friday for the adventure, good times, and that feeling of community with friends & neighbors – all while supporting our local farmers and artisans.

LOTS of free parking – from Oak Bay Road take the turn off heading toward the Beach Club. Spots will be available directly across from the Bridge Deck and in the first parking lot near the Yacht Club. Handicapped? Let one of the volunteer parking attendants know so they can help you find close-in parking.

Port Ludlow’s Market by the Marina is sponsored by the Port Ludlow Village Council. A non-profit organization, all proceeds will support the numerous PLVC committees, including Trails and WellnessMarket Manager Vicki Tallerico and Market Coordinator Terry Umbreit have worked very diligently to create an atmosphere of fun and excitement.

The Market’s mission statement is to “cultivate a vibrant local market that serves as a gathering place for residents from Port Ludlow and the surrounding areas while supporting local farmers, food producers and artisans.”  Come by some friday afternoon soon.


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