Established in 1975 as a means to encourage and benefit local farmers, the Olympia Farmers Market has become a well-known institution. Apart from the fresh produce straight from farms, the market offers a fine selection of eateries and artisan food vendors. The market is not just restricted to food and has a diverse selection of craft and gift shops. A year-round calendar of live music and other entertaining events keeps patrons coming back for more.
Traditions Cafe serves up a hearty dose of culture alongside typical cafe fare, including sandwiches, soups, salads, tea and coffee in an engaging, social setting. Browse through an extensive selection of fair trade folk arts from around the world, sourced directly from the artisans who created them. From intricate weaves and handmade shoes, to artwork and jewelry, the boutique offers a varied and vibrant collection of treasures for purchase. Workshops, concerts and other interesting events are often hosted at the cafe as well, transforming the space into a meeting place for those with open and inquisitive minds.
Established by Kanako Wynkoop in 1996, Dumpster Values is more of a community space than a thrift store. Supporting three non profit organizations, each advocating for the homeless and the lower income sector, the shop features vintage and secondhand clothes, vinyl, records, accessories and more. Browse through the collections here and you will definitely find something that is trendy and pocket friendly. Don't forget to bring cash along as credit cards are not accepted here.
What started as a single man’s passion, has passed on several generations to make one solid company, The Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington. The company is known to be one of the largest shellfish cultivators in the country and all because of the serious dedication passed down the line of the Taylor family. They have expanded their business and have a good annual turnover, establishing their name in the seafood industry.