A great reason to make a stop on your way to Port Townsend

Chimacum Corner Farmstand offers locally grown healthy organic food.

CHIMACUM, Wash – The tiny town of Chimacum on the Olympic Peninsula has a delicious claim to fame.

“Chimacum is about food. Good food,” said Philip Vogelzang, a radiologist in Seattle.

Chimacum Corner Farmstand has been a stop along Highway 19 for over a decade.

Katy McCoy, Vogelzang’s wife and co-owner of the market, said: “I see this store as a living being.

Vogelzang said, “It’s the most amazing place on earth.”

The store is a vibrant showcase of local produce.

“It’s the best store in the area,” says customer Mark Bauserman.

The market is a magnet for Wilco’s lead singer Jeff Tweedy after Katy posted a sign offering him a free melon.

“We said, ‘We can’t believe you’ve stopped,'” she recalls, and he said, “I really had no choice.”

“If you ask me what makes this place special, it’s all the organic farms around here.

The business has also grown organically, from a butcher’s shop with some unusual local game to a nursery full of crops from nearby farms and a bountiful bakery. boasts the best “muffins” of the peninsula.

“A croissant and muffin combo,” says Vogelzang.

Next time you head north to Port Townsend, look for the manufacturing paradise just below the vintage windmill.

“People realize there’s something special here,” Vogelzang said.

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Russell Falcon

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