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What's Happening at the Market - August 24th


Thursday, August 24, 2023, 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA


 

Vendors at the Market

Farmers

Produce Resellers

Artists/Crafters


Prepared & Processed Food

Pet Specialty

Wineries/Breweries

Sponsors/Community Booths

 

This Week at the Market


Back to School Day at the Market

Join us in celebrating a brand-new school year with a special Kids Market Bucks Club, story time with the United Way of Kitsap County, a coloring table, face painting by Art Monster Face Painting, music from the Old Time Fiddlers, school supply giveaways, and lots of great community booths. Of course, our regular vendors will be in attendance selling fresh produce and meat, arts & crafts, baked goods, and prepared foods.



 

Kids Market Bucks Club at Back to School Day

While you're at Back to School Day, stop by the Kid's Tent for a special Kids Market Bucks Club. Kids from 3yrs to 12yrs old earn Market Bucks just for participating in a fun activity.



 

Music at the Market

This week's musical guests are The Old Time Fiddlers! The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association is a state-wide non-profit organization formed for the purpose of preserving and promoting old time fiddling and associated arts. They welcome new members of all ages and abilities that want to play acoustic music or even just listen. The local group hosts jams frequently and play all kinds of traditional music: bluegrass, Celtic, Scandinavian, country, as well as old time dance tunes. Come for the farmers, stay for the music!


A huge thank you to the Bremerton Office Machine Company for sponsoring this program. See you at the market!




 

Food Drive at the Market

This is the last week you can bring your donations of food to the market for the Bremerton Backpack Brigade. We would love it if you can help with a donation. For more information, click here.



 

Face Painting at the Market

Art Monster Face Painting will be at the market for Back to School Day from 5pm to 7pm. They will be offering simple designs to choose from that will cost $1 or $2.



 

What To Eat at the Market

Carinos Corner Taqueria will be bringing us their tasty treats...check in for the specials this week at the market.


Dad's Best Dogs will be cooking up dogs using 1/4lb. beef or 1/4lb. polish sausage on locally sourced buns. Stop by and try a tasty dog from Dad's.


Heathen's Bakery - will be at the market with their fabulous cookies, bars, trail mix and other desserts and snacks.


Monica's Waterfront Bakery & Cafe serves up fresh baked breads, yummy cookies and bars, chocolate croissants, and more!


Risteretto Stone Coffee - While not technically food, they serve cold drinks, with or without caffeine.


Stuft Waffles - Delicious, yummy goodness! Savory and sweet selections.


Viking Ice Cream - Cool, tasty ice cream in a variety of flavors and sizes. Simply amazing!

 

Recipes at the Market



Stop by the Market Info Booth to pick up your FREE recipe for Easy Lunch Kebabs for Back to School. Try making this easy recipe for your next healthy meal! Many of the ingredients for this recipe can be found at the farmers market.





 

Community Organizations at the Market











































































 

Volunteer at the Market



 


T-Shirts at the Market

Please support the market by purchasing a t-shirt or tote bag with this season's design by Alyson Coleman. Supplies are going fast...stop by the info booth for yours!

 

Next Week at the Market

5pm -Chef at the Market with Chef Monica Downen from Monica's Waterfront Bakery & Cafe.



 


Nutrition Programs at the Market

Did you receive a Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) benefits card? Does your family receive WIC and you've been told you can use it at the farmers market? What about SNAP/EBT and P-EBT benefits cards? Are you confused about how to use it all? Then visit the Market Info booth in the middle of the Bremerton Community Farmers Market! We will show you how all of these benefits can get fresh food on your table.


SFMNP benefits can be used at the following vendors: Davis Farm, Forest Frog Farms, and Fuentes Fresh Farm. New farms may be added during the remainder of the season, be sure and check weekly. Your benefits are good through the end of September and can be used at other markets. These benefits are only added to your card once in the amount of $80. Please stop by the Market Info booth if you haven't already applied for these benefits...we have mail in applications. You can also contact Meals On Wheels.


WIC/FMNP and WIC/CVB benefits can be used at the following vendors: Davis Farm, Forest Frog Farms, and Fuentes Fresh Farm. New farms may be added during the remainder of the season, be sure and check weekly. WIC/CVB benefits are automatically added to your card and you are probably familiar with using these in the grocery store. Now your CVB benefits can be used at local farmers markets like ours, are added monthly, and can be used throughout the season. The amount of benefits received for this program is determined by your specific situation.


WIC/FMNP benefits are not added automatically to your card, and you m


ust ask for them at your WIC office. These benefits are added to your card once, and the amount received for this program is determined by your specific situation.


Both WIC programs are used at the vendors booth, no need to do anything with your card at the Market Info booth. These programs require the use of a QR code available through your WIC Shopper App. To see if you are eligible for WIC, please visit Kitsap Community Resources.


SNAP/EBT and P-EBT benefits can also be used at farmers markets, and markets will match up to $25 with SNAP Market Match coupons. Visit the Market Info booth and tell us you’d like to use SNAP Market Match. We'll swipe your EBT/P-EBT card in the amount you want to spend, and you'll receive EBT $1 market tokens plus up to $25 in market match coupons. The tokens can be spent on a variety of eligible food items and can only be used at the Bremerton Community Farmers Market. The coupons can be spent on any of the following: fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, mushrooms, fresh herbs (not dried), and seeds and plants that produce food (for example, tomato seeds or tomato plants). All of our farm vendors accept SNAP Market Match for qualifying items! The SNAP MM coupons can be used at participating farmers markets around the state. You may complete an online application for SNAP/EBT benefits by using the WashingtonConnection.org website or apply by phone at 877-501-2233 or by visiting your local Community Services Office.








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