Shops to Visit
The island’s general store, Country Store and Farm, overlooks a patch of u-pick produce: strawberries in June, blueberries and raspberries in July.
Score treasures ranging from rain jackets to vintage sherry glasses at Granny’s Attic, a thrift store and community gathering place.
Polished ceramic bowls, glittering jewelry, and other wares handmade by more than 100 island artists fill Koch Gallery, a shop operated by Vashon Allied Arts, the nonprofit behind the brand-new Vashon Center for the Arts.
Stuff your satchel with local sockeye salmon or Rainier cherry vinegar at the Saturday Vashon Farmers Market April through fall.
Plan an outing past rolling farmlands to visit Nashi Orchards, a maker of hard apple ciders and perries (fermented pear juice). Chojuro Perry, from Asian pears grown onsite, is lightly fizzy with floral aromas.
Nurse a mug of coffee in a century-old building at Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie or devour a cone of Skagit strawberry from the adjoining ZuZu’s Ice Cream.