Most farms sell their products directly to the consumers through farm stands and farmers markets, as well as to local retail grocery stores, food coops and restaurants.  Increasingly, local meat producers deliver their meat or shellfish directly to high-end restaurants in the Seattle area.    Today, there are farmers’ markets in Friday Harbor (San Juan Island), Eastsound (Orcas Island), and Lopez Village (Lopez Island). In 1992, the first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) was established in the county; today there are at least five throughout the county.  The San Juan Islands Agriculture Guild, established in 2008, worked closely with members of the community to purchase the historic Brickworks Building on Nichols Street for the purpose of establishing a year-round space for a farmers market in Friday Harbor.  The space will also be available for other public events.  Many studies have articulated the extensive community and economic benefits derived from establishment of a year-round permanent farmers market.