Just Soup provides curbside service

Just Soup is the name, but there is more to it. Come lunchtime in Uptown Port Townsend, there’s bread, fruit and a snack for later. It’s all packed with care alongside a cup of hot soup for anyone who’d like some, “no questions asked,” said Elizabeth Bindschadler.She’s a coordinator of Just Soup days — Tuesdays and Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — in and around the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church parish hall at Franklin and Polk streets.“

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Digital farmers market allows for safer local purchases

Jefferson County Farmers Market launched an online farmers market April 21 where people can order local fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products online to maintain safe social distancing measures put in place by the state. Grocery stores and farmers markets are considered essential businesses under Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order because they provide essential food to the communities they serve. Originally, the Jefferson County Farmers Market Board planned to open on April 1, but after receiving many concerns from community members, director Amanda Milholland announced the organization would postpone its opening. In the meantime, with the help of a grant from the Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, the board opened an online market to help people safely receive local products each week and minimize the number of shoppers at the market.

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