What's happening at the market on 8.11.22

Updated: Aug 19



Thursday, August 11, 2022

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA


Help Us Celebrate National Farmers Market Week!

Join us at the market tomorrow to show your support for Farmers Markets! We'll have a photo booth and BCFM tank tops will be on sale for $5 so you can show everyone who your favorite Farmers Market is :) While you're there, feel free to thank your favorite farmer! Did you know that Davis Farm has been operating for 70 years?! Around The Table has been going strong for 12, Roots Farm for 10 years, and Fuentes Fresh Family Farm for 5!


Master Gardener Class

The Master Gardeners are teaching a class about Container Gardening at 4:30PM tomorrow. Invite your friends to come learn with you!


School Supply Drive

We'll be collecting school supply donations for the Bremerton Backpack Brigade the next two Thursdays!

Items needed are:

Backpacks

2" Binders

Colored Pencils/Markers

Dividers

Filler Paper

Glue Sticks

"Kid" Scissors

Pencil Boxes/Pouches

Pens/Pencils

Spiral Notebooks

Wired Headphones

Please bring your donations to the Information Booth.


Parking

Please be a good neighbor and only park in designated car parking areas. There have been complaints that market-goers have been parking outside the 5 designated parking spots in the boating area. Those parked illegally will get a ticket. In case you weren't aware, Kitsap Community Resources has generously offered their parking lot after 4:30PM, they're only a block away! Thank you for your cooperation!


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.


Music at the Market

Stephanie will be our performer for Music At The Market this Thursday from 4pm to 7pm. Stephanie, a singer-songwriter, loves singing songs spanning genres and decades. Her passion for sharing her music and connecting with her audience is palpable. Playing guitar or ukulele and singing powerful and heartfelt vocals she performs her original music and covers.

Thank you Bremerton Office Machine Company for making this program possible!


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! This week only, to celebrate National Farmers Market week, we're offering our tanks for $5! Show everyone who your favorite Farmers Market is :)


Yoga Classes and Chef Demos

Next week, August 18th, is our next Yoga at the Market and Chef Demo day! Join Thrive Yoga Manette at 4:30PM and 5:30PM for FREE yoga. All ages and abilities are welcome. Bring a towel or a yoga mat and enjoy the outdoors while improving your flexibility and strength!

Stick around after yoga to watch Chef Plemmons, Culinary Arts Instructor at OC, prepare a nutritious and delicious dish using produce from our farmers. All attendees will receive a free gift from our sponsor, Molina Health Care, and will get to sample the finished dish! Demos are at 5PM and 6PM.


Save the Date! Back to School Day is on August 25th!

Plan to join us on August 25th for our Back to School Day! We'll have school supply giveaways, kids activities, music, and lots of great community booths! We'll also be collecting non-perishable food for the Backpack Brigade.


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.

If you have produce you'd like to donate there are donation stations at Bremerton Community Farmers Market, Port Orchard Farmers Market and Kitsap Community Food Co-op.

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 info@kitsapharvest.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


SNAP Market Match

How to use SNAP Market Match at the market:

  1. Come to our Information Booth and tell us you’d like to SNAP Market Match

  2. Swipe your EBT card for the amount you want to spend

  3. 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:

  • Fresh vegetables

  • Fresh fruits

  • Mushrooms

  • Fresh herbs

  • 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:

Farmers

Crafters

Prepared & Processed Food

Sponsor/Community Booths



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




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