What's Happening at the Market on May 11th
Thursday, May 11, 2023
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA
Opening Day Celebration
Join us for opening day! Watch Mayor Greg Wheeler cut the red ribbon to officially start the market season, thank Jeff Elevato and staff from Bremerton's Parks & Recreation for such a beautiful venue for our market, and meet the new Bremerton Community Farmers Market Board Members. Music is by bend...an upbeat band that's sure to get toes tapping and people dancing. The weather is going to be fabulous, so come out and enjoy the farmers market!
Music at the Market
Performing on Thursday is bend. Brandon.Em.Nance.Dan are bend., a proud band of musicians who love to play music and create a vibe. No strangers to the stage, several members came from the Tacoma band, Guilded Lilly. Originals and covers are played in style all their own. Making magic. A little bluesy, a little punk, a little rock vibe & a whole lot of soul to entertain all music lovers. Influenced by multiple genres, bend. likes to bend genres and boundaries to make a one-of-a-kind musical experience. bend. - more than just a band, it's a vibe.
Thank you to Bremerton Office Machine Company for sponsoring Music at the Market!
Market Tokens Are Money!
You may have a goldmine just laying around your house! Did you know there are many market tokens circulating in our community and no one is using this valuable resource? Don't miss out...check your glove box, your junk drawer or the bottom of your purse. Tokens don't earn you interest or increase in value if you save them, so dig them out and bring them to the market. What will you buy if you find some at your house?
Please be a good neighbor and only park in designated car parking areas. Kitsap Community Resources has generously offered their parking lot after 4:30PM, and they're just a block away. There are only 5 designated parking spots in the boating area. Those parked illegally will get a ticket. Thank you for your cooperation!
Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coming Soon!
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 2023 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 will be available at the Info Booth very soon.
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
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 $25/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!
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. 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 Volunteer Sign Up
Vendors This Week:
Fuentes Fresh Farm
Taylor's Honey Farm
Bothering Nature Photography
Prepared & Processed Food
Viking Ice Cream