Tired of fast-food? Looking for something fresh with a touch of local flavor? Looking to support local businesses? Lucky for you, Grays Harbor has plenty of opportunities to do just that. Whether you like to preserve and can or are just looking to make up a plate of fresh fruits and veggies, Grays Harbor has plenty of options for you.
Just down the road from the freeway exit, this stand supports both local produce growers (such as Juel’s Unique Nursery who just so happens to be the plant fairy) and makers of handmade gifts. Whether you are seeking out the uh-mazing (and local) HBBP Salsa, seasonal fruits and veggies, or some vintage-ish gift items, this is the place to stop.
617 E Young St Bldg A
(Photo Credit: Elma Farmstand)
You don’t have to wait for pumpkin-pickin’ season to visit this farmstand (which happens to be in an actual barn on an actual farm). The Shaffner Family’s friendly black-labrador will greet you like you are the most famous person on earth before you go browse through potted plants, locally grown produce and fresh-cut flowers, or have fun on a U-pick blueberry adventure. But if you wait until pumpkin season, that’s cool too. Or you could make more than one trip because it is more than worth the drive.
158 Geissler Rd
Jay’s doesn’t have as much in the way of local produce (though they will have many different types of fruits and veggies), but they are huge into local vendors! Wok this Way offers speciality Asian food items and cold brewed coffee while handmade crafts and local food products (have you had Nice Nuts?) line the entrance. If you’re lucky, you will find more vendors outside with their wares or delicious foods as well.
123 W Heron St
This market is #1 for local products and vendors. Baked goods, beauty products, fiber arts, paintings, jewelry, local eggs, fruits and veggies are all here just off Hwy 101. In the same building is Deidra’s Deli where you can find delicious soups and sandwiches. With new vendors and seasonal food items, each visit is likely to have a different flavor than the previous.
1958 Riverside Ave
This market began as a produce stand selling local as well as “far-away” growers. The farmstand itself is a historic site that has been in development as a working farm the last several years. As they are able, Voss Acres carries their own organic home-grown fruits and veggies as well as farm-fresh eggs (only available on Saturday morning). Learn some local history, chomp some local produce, and go enjoy the rest of your day at the beach!
1683 Ocean Beach Rd
(Photo credit: Voss Acres)