What's happening at the market on 9.8.22



Thursday, September 8, 2022

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA


Learn from a Master Gardener!

Join us today for our last WSU Kitsap County Extension Master Gardeners class. This month they'll be teaching about ornamentals at 4:30PM. Invite your friends!


Music at the Market

This week’s Music At The Market musician is Toby Hanson. Toby is a professional accordionist with nearly three decades of experience delighting audiences with his thrilling and engaging performances. He can weave a melody with skill that gives listeners the impression that they are on a journey to another place or era. From the liveliest polkas to the most romantic musettes, his passion for the accordion shines through in everything he does. Come out and enjoy Toby Hanson!

A huge thank you to Bremerton Office Machine Company for making this program possible!


Fall Hours Start Next Week!

To avoid packing up in the dark, we move to our Fall Hours of 3:30PM - 6:30PM starting next week, September 15th.


FREE Yoga Class and Chef Demo - Last of the Season! Mark your calendars and invite your friends to join us at the Bremerton Community Farmers Market on Thursday, 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.


Senior Citizen Day at the Market

Join us for our first-ever Senior Citizen day with community booths geared towards seniors. September 22nd, 3:30PM - 6:30PM.


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!


National Farmers Market Week Photos Are Up!

Check out our website here to find the picture you had taken at our Farmers Market Week "I Love My Farmers Market Because..." photo 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.


Help Support the Market

Show everyone who your favorite Farmers Market is! Make sure to stop by the Information Booth on Thursday to buy your limited-edition market t-shirt printed by Fingers Duke! Mention you saw this post and get one of our remaining 8 t-shirts for $15 (while supplies last)!


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

Wine



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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