First Chef at the Market of the Season!

Today is the launch of our 2019 Chef at the Market cooking demonstrations. We will be featuring a local chef every 3rd Thursday of the month from now through September.

Chef Chris Nau will be joining us today at market with two cooking demonstrations showcasing how to use local market ingredients for simple, delicious meals. Demos are at 5:00pm and 6:00pm in the “Chef at the Market” booth sponsored this season by our friends at Peninsula Community Health Services, The Manette Clinic & Molina Healthcare. Stick around after the demo for a taste of what he has created!

As always, we offer the Fresh Bucks matching program. For every $5 in EBT a SNAP customer takes out at market they will receive $2 extra in Fresh Bucks to purchase even more fresh fruits & veggies.

Bring your appetite and join us this evening from 4pm to 7pm at Evergreen Park!

At Market – May 16th

Music:
Tug Bromberg

Community Organizations:
Kitsap Harvest – donation station only
WSU Master Gardeners
Peninsula Community Health Services – Chef at the Market Sponsors!

Farmers:
Around the Table Farm
Harsh Farm
Dusk to Dawn Farm
Pheasant Fields Farm
Shorts Family Farm
Roots Farm
Skokomish Valley Farms
Taylors Honey Farm

Processed & Prepared Foods:
Mad Moose Pizza
Wok Craft
Pedro’s Santa Maria Style BBQ
Crusty Crumbz on Seaview
Viking Feast Ice Cream
Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe

Artisans:
Character Country
Scents of the Northwest
Heart 2Heart Knitting
BobArt Blacksmithing

Wineries / Breweries
Long Road Winery – Krohn Family Farms
Seabeck Cellars
FinnRiver Cidery
Stina’s Cellars

Shop Local For Mom!

Nothing says, “I love you, Mom” more than a beautifully locally grown bouquet of flowers from Around the Table Farm, or Dahlia Tubers from Harsh Farm for your Mom to grow her own.

Your Mother likes wine you say? Well we have an assortment of wines and ciders at the market this week brought to you by FinnRiver, Stina’s Cellars, Long Road Winery, and Seabeck Cellars. This week, Seabeck Cellars even has buy one bottle of wine and get the second at 20% off…Stina’s Cellars is giving you a buy one bottle get a 2nd bottle of equal or lesser value at 50% off – get one for you AND one for your Mom!

Come on out to market today and you are sure to find that perfectly unique, locally produced gift to show your Mom just how much you care!

We hope to see you at market – it’s going to be a beautiful day!

At Market – May 9th, 2019

Music:
Stephanie

Community Organizations:
Kitsap Harvest – donation station
WSU Master Gardeners
Krys Kreations Face Painting & Parties
Navy Federal Credit Union

Farmers:
Around the Table Farm
Harsh Farm
Dusk to Dawn Farm
Pheasant Fields Farm
Shorts Family Farm
Thongs Garden
Roots Farm
Skokomish Valley Farms
Taylors Honey Farm

Processed & Prepared Foods:
Mad Moose Pizza
Wok Craft
Pedro’s Santa Maria Style BBQ
Crusty Crumbz on Seaview
Viking Feast Ice Cream
Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe

Artisans:
BobArt Blacksmithing
Museables
RnR Originals
Dianes Dezines
FROG Soap
Scents of the Northwest
Character Country
Heart2Heart Knitting

Wineries / Breweries
Long Road Winery – Krohn Family Farms
Seabeck Cellars
FinnRiver Cidery
Stina’s Cellars

Opening Day Is Finally Here!

Opening Day is Finally Here! – Join us from 4pm to 7pm for the launch of the 2019 farmers market season!

We have lots of fun activities planned, including a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4pm with Mayor Wheeler, our local sponsors, and other community guests.

Make sure to stick around after you get your shopping done for our  Kids Market Bucks Club activity. Kids 3-12yrs can take part in May’s theme – “All About Soil” where they will learn all about soil, the tiny critters that make it their home, and their role in our food system. There will even be a worm race to take part in! Kids that complete the activity will be issued $4 in Kids Market Bucks to spend on fruits, veggies and edible plant starts at our farm vendors.

And as always, we offer the Fresh Bucks matching program. For every $5 in EBT a SNAP customer takes out at market they will receive $2 extra in Fresh Bucks to purchase even more fresh fruits & veggies.

There are a lot of exciting things happening at market this season – We hope you will join us!

At Market – May 2nd

Music:
Kalan Wolfe

Community Organizations:
Kitsap Harvest – donation station
Bremerton Family YMCA
WSU Master Gardeners
Krys Kreations Face Painting & Parties
Kitsap County Solid Waste – Education & Outreach on composting & worms!
Jeff Rupert – Kids Club guest teaching all about red wigglers!

Farmers:
Around the Table Farm
Harsh Farm
Dusk to Dawn Farm
Roots Farm
Pheasant Fields Farm
Shorts Family Farm
Skokomish Valley Farms
Thongs Garden
Taylors Honey Farm

Processed & Prepared Foods:
Mad Moose Pizza
Wok Craft
Crusty Crumbz on Seaview
Laughing Dog Kitchen

Artisans:
Character Country
Dianes Dezines
BobArt Blacksmithing
Perfectly Imperfect
FROG Soap
Museables
Scents of the Northwest

Wineries / Breweries
Long Road Winery – Krohn Family Farms
Seabeck Cellars
FinnRiver Cidery

Opening Day 2019!

Join us for the opening day of the Bremerton Community Farmers Market 2019 season! We have a variety of fun activities planned including:

– Join us at 4pm on opening day for our special ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor of Bremerton and other friends and sponsors of the market.
– The kick off of our 2019 Kids Market Bucks Programming! Our first activity is opening day (4pm – 7pm), we will be learning all about soil! The club is open to kids 3yrs – 12yrs and emphasizes healthy eating and active living. Kids who complete the weekly activity will be issued $4 in Kids Market Bucks to spend at our farm vendors on fresh fruits, veggies, and edible plant starts!
– Enjoy local Music performed by Kalan Wolfe under our Music at the Market tent.
– Face painting with Krys Kreations Face Painting & Parties
– Shop local with your favorite market vendors!

Bring yourself, your family and your friends and come out to enjoy the kick off of another amazing market season!

Additional parking is offered after 4:30pm for FREE at the Kitsap Community Resources parking lot located at 1201 Park Ave. (just 2 blocks from the market!)

Visit our Facebook event page and spread the word!

Annual Meeting – February 21st!

It’s that time of year again! We are inviting all past and potential vendors, as well as community members, to join us for our Annual Meeting coming up on Thursday, Feb. 21st.
This is a great way to find out more about our market, what happened last season, and what we have planned for 2019. PLUS, we will have printed copies of this season’s vendor application on hand.
Join us!

When: Thurs, February 21st, 2019
Location: Rice Fergus Miller, 275 Fifth Street, Bremerton
Time: 5:30pm Potluck and Social / 6pm – 7:30pm Meeting & Agenda

Calling all Local Food Minded Artists!

 

The Bremerton Community Farmers Market (BCFM) is holding our 2nd Annual Art Design Contest and need your help to ensure we have an amazing food inspired piece of artwork to feature on our one of a kind 2019 market shirt (printing sponsored by FINGERS DUKE!). Not only will the design be viewed on shirts used for fundraising this season, but it will also be featured as part of this year’s market poster, postcards, and other promotional materials throughout 2019.

Our Humble Prize for the Winning Artwork:

  • $50 worth of Bremerton Community Farmers Market tokens, good for spending at any BCFM market vendor booth.
  • Recognition on our website and social media platform throughout the 2019 season
  • The warm fuzzy feeling of helping out a local organization with your talents – plus the joy of watching everyone look awesome in your unique design!

Design Criteria:

  • The following text (somewhere in your design): Bremerton Community Farmers Market (emphasis on COMMUNITY!)
  • Original artwork design
  • Three colors maximum
  • 300 DPI
  • If submitting hand drawn art, should fill 8 ½ x 11-inch paper

Things You Should Avoid Including:

  • Do NOT use photos
  • Do NOT use stock images or clip art
  • Do NOT submit copyrighted work
  • Do NOT include graphic/offensive art/images

To Enter:

Submissions are due by March 1st, 2019
Email designs to manager@bremertonmarket.com
Subject line: 2019 Market Art Design Entry
Include full name in your submission email along with any contact info needed for us to get a hold of you.

If your design is selected, we reserve the right to use your design in any manner, including but not limited to: reproducing the design, selling items bearing the design, changing or reworking the design by making color or size changes, making derivative works of the design, using the design on the Bremerton Community Farmers Market website and on promotional materials.

Happy Designing!

We Are Now Bremerton Community Farmers Market!

Our new name reflects how much we’ve grown, thanks to your support!

With the addition of “community” to our name, we are now officially the Bremerton Community Farmers Market. We hope this will reflect just how deeply rooted and committed we are to supporting local right here in OUR community.

For the last 12+ years our market has been bringing people together around locally produced foods, art, music, and health & wellness. We are proud our market has become a signature institution in Bremerton and want to honor the wide base of diverse community members supporting it.

We are excited about the evolution of our market and hope you are too. We invite you to share with others why you support the Bremerton Community Farmers Market and hope to see you at opening day on May 2nd, 2019!