The northeastern corner of the Olympic Peninsula is one of Washington’s breadbaskets. Sandwiched between the Olympic Mountains and the ocean, it’s an ideal place for crops to flourish. The area has always been a bountiful farmland.
The abundance of cideries, wineries, creameries, berry and shellfish farms and farm-to-table restaurants in Jefferson County isn’t just due to the good growing conditions. It’s because the peninsula is a place that attracts makers. Talk to any winemaker, cheesemonger or berry farmer in the region and they’ll tell you the same thing. There’s no better place to live or run a business than this little corner of Washington. It may only be an hour from Seattle, but it feels worlds apart. Take the Hood Canal Bridge or the Coupeville Ferry to find the reason so many artisans call Port Townsend, Port Ludlow and Chimacum home.
Cider making is king in this part of Washington. Hit the Cider Route to really get a taste of what this region is all about. The first stop is Finnriver Farm & Cidery; be warned, you could spend all day here.
Finnriver is the epitome of what this region is all about…