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What's Happening at the Market - August 31st

Thursday, August 31, 2023, 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA


Vendors at the Market


Produce Resellers


Prepared & Processed Food


Sponsors/Community Booths



This Week at the Market

The Chef at the Market program is back for one day only this season with Chef Monica Downen from Monica's Waterfront Bakery & Café. Chef Downen will be holding a free cooking demonstration at 5pm on Thursday, August 31st. The demo will feature Panzanella, a delicious Mediterranean dish made with food purchased from Vulca's Mediterranean Market and the Bremerton Community Farmers Market. Vulca’s is located in downtown Bremerton and sells imported foods and local Mediterranean-style artisan foods emphasizing natural and sustainable production. After watching the presentation, you will be able to sample the dish and ask questions.

And what do you need to cut up all that produce for the recipe? Sharp knives! Dull knives are not only difficult and inefficient, they're also dangerous. Using a sharp knife is much safer than sawing away with a dull edge as dull blades simply don’t “bite” into food as well. To make all your food preparation easier and safer bring your knives to Precision Sharpening Bremerton. They are available at the market for all your sharpening needs, so bring your knives and let Precision Sharpening bring them back to factory sharpness (or better) at the best price in town.

Chef at the Market is sponsored by Precision Sharpening Bremerton and Vulca's Mediterranean Market. Please stop by their booths while you're at the market!


Recipes at the Market

After the cooking demonstration at the Chef at the Market, pick up your FREE recipe for Panzanella. Try making this easy recipe for your next healthy meal! Many of the ingredients for this recipe can be found at the farmers market.


Music at the Market

This week's Music at the Market features Lukas Music! Tom (of Lukas Music), has been playing shows in the Seattle area for almost 15years. As a solo musician he plays Blues, Classic Country and original songs. The music goes back to Hank Williams Sr. and forward to Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. 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!


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!


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


NEW Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program App

If you participate in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and received the electronic benefits card, there is a new app to help you with information. Just search for “SFMNP App” on the iPhone App Store or on Android and download it. Then follow the instructions using the 16-digit number on your card. Need assistance setting up the app? Stop by the market info booth and someone will be able to help. Look for a tutorial on the website soon.


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 website or apply by phone at 877-501-2233 or by visiting your local Community Services Office.

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