What's happening at the market on 7.21.22
Updated: Aug 19, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA
Mark your calendars and invite your friends to join us tomorrow, July 21st, for FREE Yoga at the Market! Thrive Yoga Manette will be leading classes at 4:30PM and 5:30PM for all ages and abilities.
Plan to attend one of our Chef Demos as well! Monica Downen of Monica's Waterfront Bakery & Cafe will be demonstrating how to make a delicious and nutritious dish featuring produce from our farmers! Join her at 5PM and 6PM to sample the finished dish and receive a free gift from our sponsor, Molina Healthcare!
Free COVID Test Kits and Masks
Kitsap Public Health is providing free at-home test kits and high-quality masks to individuals in Kitsap County that are most impacted by COVID-19 or who may have barriers to accessing these supplies through other avenues. If you're in need of these supplies, please stop by the Info Booth.
Market Tokens Are Money!
Do you have any market tokens lying around? Maybe in your glove box, your junk drawer, or at the bottom of your purse? Dig them out and bring them on Thursday!
Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides nutrition to income eligible seniors via checks to be used at approved farmers markets. We are excited to announce that 2022 eligible applicants may elect to receive $80 in checks! Please remember that this program is first come, first served until all the checks have been distributed and applications must be mailed in. Applications are available at the Info Booth. If you're unable to come to the market to pick up an application, click here to print one out or to find a list of other places to get one.
Kitsap Harvest Grow-A-Row
Kitsap Harvest gleans produce from around Kitsap County and distributes it directly to community members facing hunger and food insecurity with the help of its volunteers. They are combating hunger and food waste by picking fruit trees, collecting produce donations from home gardeners and community gardens and delivering the food directly to partnering organizations including senior centers, recovery centers and homeless youth and veteran services.
The Grow-A-Row program from Kitsap Harvest invigorates home gardeners to grow and donate their excess produce. Throughout Kitsap County they have volunteers hosting donation stations including sites at Bremerton Community Farmers Market, Port Orchard Farmers Market and Kitsap Community Food Co-op. Gardeners are encouraged to bring their produce donations to the drop off site near them, volunteers will come and collect, and local produce will be distributed to community members in need.
Here are some Produce Donation Food Safety best practices to keep in mind when donating your garden goodies. To see more, visit their website under programs and Grow-A-Row.
Wash your hands before and after handling produce
Rinse produce with clean, potable water. You do not need to use soap or sanitizer, but with larger items like melons you can use a vegetable scrub brush to remove any dirt.
Do not make additional cuts to the produce beyond the one to remove it from the garden.
Keep produce cool until transporting.
If you would like to know how you can get involved, sign up as a volunteer on their website! You will be notified of different opportunities including sorting food for delivery, helping at community gardens, delivering food to partnering organizations and more! Sign up for their newsletter and stay up to date on all things Kitsap Harvest! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. Grow-A-Row page/map http://kitsapharvest.org/growarow.php Volunteer Sign up http://kitsapharvest.org/volunteer.php Newsletter Sign up/Event Calendar http://kitsapharvest.org/index.php
Help Support the Market
Make sure to stop by the Information Booth on Thursday to buy your limited-edition market merch printed by Fingers Duke! Our totes are sold out and inventory of shirts and tanks are getting low! This year's fun design was created by local artist Evelyn Husband. After each market day the seagulls swoop in to eat
whatever food has been dropped so we thought this design was perfect! Shirts and tanks are $20 and all proceeds support running the market.
SNAP Market Match
How to use SNAP Market Match at the market:
Come to our Information Booth and tell us you’d like to SNAP Market Match
Swipe your EBT card for the amount you want to spend
SNAP Market Match will match up to $40/day/card
*P-EBT cards are eligible for SNAP Market Match
You can use your SNAP Market Match bucks on all of the following items:
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!
Market Open 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm!
See you at the market!!!
Vendors This Week:
Prepared & Processed Food
VOLUNTEER! Help the Market be even more awesome than it already is! Lend us your skills--both brain power and muscle appreciated--and have a fun and rewarding time at it. To apply go to our website: Help Us Grow | Bremerton Community Farmers Market | Bremerton