What's happening at the market on 9.15.22

Updated: Sep 21


Thursday, September 15, 2022

3:30PM - 6:30PM starting this week and for the rest of the season

Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA


FREE Yoga Class and Chef Demo - Last of the Season!

Invite your friends to join us at the Bremerton Community Farmers Market tomorrow, September 15th for a FREE Yoga class and Chef Demo! Thrive Yoga Manette will be leading a class at 4:30PM for all ages and abilities. Bring a towel or a yoga mat and enjoy the fresh air while improving your flexibility and strength!

At 5:00PM, Manu Alfau of Evergreen Pizza Co. will demonstrate how to make a delicious and nutritious dish featuring produce from our farmers! All attendees will receive a free gift from our sponsor, Molina Healthcare, as well as sample the recipe.


FREE Painting Activity Tomorrow!

Stop by A Rae of Design's booth for a free watercolor Paint With Me activity. All ages and abilities are welcome! One free painting per person.


Senior Citizen Day at the Market

Come to our first-ever Senior Citizen day next Thursday, September 22nd from 3:30PM - 6:30PM. We'll have resources and educational opportunities geared towards senior citizens.

Community booths attending are:

Bremerton Senior Center

Canterbury Manor

Catholic Volunteer Services

Compass and Clock

Kitsap Community Resources

Kitsap Transit Access

League of Women Voters

Meals on Wheels

The Arbor

Home Helpers Home Care will be teaching a fall prevention class at 4:30PM.

Hope you can join us!


Visit the Catholic Volunteer Services booth on the 22nd to find out how you can help someone in your community!

Driving seniors to medical appointments, grocery stores & errands

Mileage reimbursement available

Other opportunities: Building Wheel Chair Ramps, Installing grab bars & yard care

Call Rusty 253-502-2741 or Email DianeF@ccsww.org

Volunteer Online registration: https://ccsww.org/volunteer-services-volunteer-kitsap-county/

Accepting new clients: #844-851-9380

Call to see if you qualify for free transportation!


Pet Parade

All pet lovers are invited to join us for our first-ever Pet Parade on our last market day, September 29th at 5:00pm. Costumes are encouraged for pets and people :) For those participating in the parade, sociable animals on leashes are required. Join us in celebrating another successful season!


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.



T-shirts Now Only $15!

Show everyone who your favorite Farmers Market is! Stop by the Information Booth on Thursday to buy your limited-edition market t-shirt printed by Fingers Duke! Supplies are limited!


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 3:30PM - 6:30PM


See you at the market!!!

 

Vendors This Week:

Farmers

Crafters

Prepared & Processed Food

Wine

Sponsors/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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