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About 45 minutes’ drive from Agate Beach House, the vibrant Olympia Farmers Market, located near the State Capitol, operates through December 24th and then resumes again in the Spring (http://www.olympiafarmersmarket.com/).
You can buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, freshly baked breads and pastries, foraged foods like wild mushrooms and berries, fresh oysters, shellfish and fish (raw or smoked). Beautiful dried flower wreaths and handicrafts such as jewelry, bird houses, bat houses and wood carvings are offered, as are lavender neck pillows and artisanal candles made with soy and local beeswax.
There is also a small farmers market in the nearby town of Shelton (http://www.sheltonfarmersmarket.com/), and a vegetable/fruit market (open from Spring through Fall) within a short distance of the turnoff onto Agate Road, approximately 4 miles from Agate Beach House.
From April to September, the Gig Harbor Farmers Market takes place (http://www.gigharborfarmersmarket.com/). Consider a leisurely day trip to enjoy the farmers market and other Gig Harbor attractions while in the area (approximately 40 miles NE of Agate Beach House).
Hardcore Farmers Market afficionados may want to make a day trip of visiting the Ballard Farmers Market (http://ballardfarmersmarket.wordpress.com/) or the University District Farmers Market (http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/markets/u_district).