STOCK UP THE COOLER
If you’re looking for fresh, local vegetables to take back to the boat, be sure to pop into the second largest farmers market in Washington, the Olympia Farmers Market (open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April through October). If you’re looking for insanely fresh seafood to take back to cook on the boat, Olympia Seafood Company on the boardwalk can’t be missed (link). Stop by Bittersweet Chocolates for dessert, and The Cider Barrel for a selection of over 300+ different varietals of hard cider. Delmonico’s is Olympia’s artisan butcher shop offering fresh, locally sourced beef, pork, lamb, chicken and more, house made deli items and cold cuts, hot and cold sandwiches, local beer and rare wines, as well as high-end European and local, artisanal grocery items. Rounding out your grocery list should be Buck’s Spices and Herbal Apothecary. One of America’s oldest spice stores, Buck’s has been offering an interesting and dynamic assortment of exotic herbs and spices, local small-batch organic and sustainably produced gourmet herb and spice blends, bulk herbs, and gourmet specialties, for almost 50 years now. Don’t miss this tiny gem while you’re roaming downtown.