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What's Happening at the Market - Thursday, June 6th Edition



Thursday, June 6, 2024

4:00PM - 7:00PM

Evergreen Rotary Park, 1400 Park Ave, Bremerton WA

 

Vendors This Week, June 6th:

Farmers:

  

Produce Resellers:

  

Artists/Crafters:

   

Prepared & Processed Food:

 

Wineries/Breweries:

 

Community/Sponsor Booths:


Vendor Map for June 6th

You can download the market map here.


 


Music at the Market

This week's featured performer is Toby Hanson! Prepare to be transported to the streets of Europe as soon as you hear a few notes from Toby's accordion. Your heart will feel lighter as you stop to indulge in the splendors of the music. Come for the shopping, grab some dinner, and stay for the music. See you at the market!


Heartfelt thanks go out to Bremerton Office Machine Company for their ongoing sponsorship of Music at the Market in 2024! Show your appreciation by stopping by their shop at 245 4th Street, Suite 503, in Downtown Bremerton. Who knows, a vintage typewriter might just be your next great find!


 

Dinner at the Market

Speaking of grabbing some dinner...make the farmers market your go-to destination for Thursday night meals! Whether you come for the farmers, the shopping, or the music, explore the variety of delicious food offered by our vendors. From All-American to West African, stop by the following stalls to tantalize your taste buds:



 



Kids Market Bucks Club

It's time for the Kids Market Bucks Club! This week, we have Barnacles and Bees teaching us about "Pollinator Power." Kids 3-12 years of age will learn how bees pollinate the plants that make our food by collecting "pollen" from around the market. There will also be books, coloring pages, and some interactive pollination activities at the booth.


After completing the activity, participants earn $6 in Kids Market Bucks to spend on local produce, and seeds and plants that grow produce, from the following vendors: Forest Frog Farms, Fuentes Fresh Farm, Rolling Bounty Farm, and the Kitsap Community Food Co-Op.


Be sure to stop by...the Kids Market Bucks Club will be buzzing with activity!​


 

WIC & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Seniors and WIC participants started June 1st. Bring your electronics benefit card to shop with eligible farmers. Need help learning the ropes? Stop by the Market Info Booth for assistance. We're happy to explain the program and how to use your benefits. And don't worry about activating your card...they will be activated for you in batches by the funding source. Download the app so you can check your balance to see if your card is ready for use.


If you haven't signed up yet, pick up an application at the Market Info Booth. The applications need to be mailed to Wheels on Meals for approval and will be issued via the mail. Funding is first come first served and can be used through October 31, 2024.





 




 

Parking at the Market

We kindly ask you to be considerate neighbors by parking only in designated areas. Kitsap Community Resources has graciously made their parking lot available after 4:30 PM, located just one block away. Note that the boating area has only five designated parking spots. Vehicles parked outside these areas may be ticketed. We appreciate your cooperation!



 



Do You Love the Market? Let Everyone Know!

Businesses, including farmers markets, rely on reviews from the community to get feedback from customers. It also helps businesses get found easier online, builds trust with consumers, and facilitates word-of-mouth advertising. But more importantly, reviews help businesses know what they are doing well and what needs improvement. The Bremerton Community Farmers Market invites you to leave a review on any of the following platforms:



P.S. The QR Code is now working.

 

Market Tokens Are Money!

Still holding on to market tokens from last year? Or perhaps from five or even ten years ago? Market tokens retain their value and remain valid over the years. Remember to take them to the market and use them—that's the reason you acquired them, after all. You might just discover a little treasure hidden in your home; all it takes is a search.


 


 

SUN BUCKS Summer Meal Program

Great news! Eligible school-age children in Washington State can get Sun Bucks - $120 per child in grocery benefits during the summer. This is in addition to existing program such as SNAP, summer meal programs, and Women, Infants and Children. Together, these benefits help fuel children during the summer months when school is out. And even better, these benefits can be used at farmers markets! Bring you card to the Market Info booth and use it to purchase EBT $1 market tokens. SUN Bucks is eligible for the SNAP Market Match program and will be matched up to $25. These benefits will be available in mid-June.



 



WIC & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides nutritional aid to seniors 60 years and older who fulfill the income eligibility criteria. This funding will be provided via an electronic benefits card that is accepted at participating farmers markets. For 2024, there's good news: eligible seniors may receive up to $80 to spend on vegetables, fruits, and honey! Remember, the program is available on a first-come, first-served basis and will run until all the funding is distributed. Applications must be mailed in and are available now at the Market Info Booth.


The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) offers benefits to both WIC participants and farmers. Each WIC participant receives $30 ($90 maximum per family) to buy approved fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers at farmers markets and farm stands. Inquire about this program at your local Women, Infants, and Children office. Eligible WIC participants receive FMNP benefits on an electronic benefits card, alongside their standard WIC benefits.


WIC Cash Value Benefits (CVB)

Participants in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program are able to utilize their Cash Value Benefits (CVBs) at farmers markets throughout the year to buy fresh, locally sourced fruits and vegetables. These funds are pre-loaded onto an electronic benefits card, ready for use at participating farm booths. The direct engagement between WIC recipients and local farmers not only provides access to nutritious food but also builds community ties and a connection to the origin of their food. By spending WIC CVBs at farmers markets, participants support themselves and their families with healthy choices, bolster local farming, and encourage community-wide healthy eating practices.



 




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 $25/day/card.*

*The new SUN Bucks cards are also 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 and produce resellers accept SNAP Market Match for qualifying items!


 




Become a VOLUNTEER!

Contribute to making the Market even more incredible! Share your talents—both intellectual and physical —and enjoy a fulfilling experience. To apply, please visit our website: Help Us Grow | Bremerton Community Farmers Market | Bremerton



 




Kitsap Harvest Grow-A-Row

Kitsap Harvest is once again gathering produce, with the aid of volunteers, to distribute throughout Kitsap County to those facing hunger and food insecurity. This community-driven organization is addressing hunger and reducing food waste by harvesting fruit trees and accepting produce donations from individual gardeners and community plots. The collected food is then delivered to various local organizations, including senior centers, recovery centers, and services for homeless youth and veterans.


If you wish to contribute produce, you can find a donation station at the Bremerton Community Farmers Market and other locations across the county. To keep informed about Kitsap Harvest activities, sign up for their newsletter. For any inquiries, please contact info@kitsapharvest.org.


 



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