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What's Happening at the Market - October 5th

Thursday, October 5th, 2023, 3:30PM - 6:30PM

Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA


Vendors at the Market


Produce Resellers


Pet Specialty

Prepared & Processed Food


Sponsors/Community Booths


This Week at the Market

Music at the Market

Music at the Market this week features Toby Hanson. Hanson is a true master of the accordion, able to evoke a wide range of emotions from the otherwise unassuming instrument. Within the span of just a few songs he can bring joy or sorrow to an audience, all while making it look effortless. 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!


Kids Market Bucks Club

September's Kids Market Bucks Club has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 5th, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. The United Way will be on-site for "Nice & Dice," a fun naming game to show kids what a healthy plate of food looks like. Children between the ages of 3 and 12 years of age receive Kids Market Bucks just for completing a fun activity! Market Bucks can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, and plants that produce edible food. The last day to use Kids Market Bucks is Thursday, October 12th.


League of Women Voters at the Market

Thursdays, October 5th and October 12th, the League of Women Voters will have a booth at the market. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan grassroots organization, and they encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Do you want to know about voting in WA State? Do you need to register to vote? Stop by their booth and find out how you can do this, and MORE!


Only TWO Markets Left

We know a lot of you have a ton of market currency stashed around your homes, hidden in your cars, and buried in treasure chests. But what's it doing there? Come out to the Bremerton Community Farmers Market this Thursday, October 5th, and Thursday, October 12th, to spend that money! Think of how much produce your market currency can buy; how many Christmas presents you can check off your list. Think of the honey, the pickles, and the meat. Not to mention the baked goods, hot dogs, lumpia, and ice cream! Check out the following graphic to see what your market currency can buy! Spend it before the last day of the 2023 market season.


Costume Donation at the Market

This is the last week we are collecting gently used costumes for children 0 to 12 years of age for the Costume Swap event that will take place on Saturday, October 14, at 10:00am at the Roxy Theater. To donate, please bring your costumes to the Market Info Booth from 1:30pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, October 5th. Please see the website to learn more about the costume exchange and Trick or Treat Street Downtown Bremerton.


Merch SALE 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!

T-Shirts now $17

Tote Bags now $13


What To Eat at the Market

Cafe Rendezvous will be at the market this week with American cuisine featuring burgers, sandwiches, and more!

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

Island Lumpia serves fresh Chicken Adobo Lumpia, Beef and Veggie Lumpia, a Pork Lumpia, and a sweet Banana Lumpia. Try them all!

Los Encantos World Bakery serves breads and pastries from around the world, baked fresh in Bremerton. Experiment with a foreign cuisine without leaving the city!

Viking Ice Cream serves cool, tasty ice cream in a variety of flavors and sizes. This week they will be in their trailer and will be making fresh waffle cones!


Next Week at the Market

Customer Appreciation Day at the Market

The last market of the 2023 BCFM Market is Thursday, October 12th, and we'll be celebrating our customers. There will be a Pet Parade & Costume Contest, Trick or Treat with our market vendors, a special treat from Heathen's Bakery for our first 100 customers, and more! Come out next week and celebrate YOU!

To find out more about Customer Appreciation Day, and to sign up for the Pet Parade & Costume Contest, click here. Sign-up is also available at the Market Info booth.


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

WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) benefits can be used at the Bremerton farmers market until our last day, October 12th, and through October 31st, at other markets around the area.

WIC CVB benefits can be used year-round at markets and farm stands at a variety of locations.

SNAP/EBT and P-EBT benefits can also be used year-round at other local farmers markets,

To find a list of other farmers markets in the area, stop by the Market Info booth for a brochure or click here to find a directory of farmers markets in Washington.

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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