What's Happening at the Market on May 18th
Thursday, May 18, 2023
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA
WSU Master Gardener Class – Mason Bees
The Washington State University Master Gardener program will be holding a class at the market this week at 4:30pm. Come out and learn the buzz about why these bees are important for you and your garden.
Yoga at the Market
Thrive Yoga Manette will be leading a class at 5:30pm for all ages and abilities. Bring a towel or yoga mat and enjoy the fresh air while improving your flexibility and strength. "Yoga at the Market" is a FREE activity every third Thursday of the month.
SNAP EBT Cards
I’d like to extend a huge apology to our customers who tried to use SNAP EBT cards last week and were unable to. There was a problem with our merchant machine that didn’t appear until we were at the market. But good news! It is working and has been tested so we’re good to go! Remember…when you use your EBT card at the market, there is a SNAP Market Match of up to $25!! See below for more information.
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!
Music at the Market
This week's Music at the Market features Lukas Music! Tom, of Lukas Music, has been playing shows in the Seattle area for almost 15 years. As a solo musician he plays Blues, Classic Country, and original songs. The music goes back to Hank Williams, Sr. and forward to Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. Come out and enjoy the music while you shop.
Thank you to Bremerton Office Machine Company for sponsoring Music at the Market!
SFMNP Applications Are Here!
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 are available now at the Info Booth!
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!
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
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 email@example.com for questions.
Grow-A-Row Page/Map Volunteer Sign Up
Vendors This Week:
Fuentes Fresh Farm
Taylor's Honey Farm
Prepared & Processed Food
Grand Canyon Education
Thrive Yoga Manette Yoga at the Market
WSU Kitsap Master Gardeners Mason Bees Class