Health, Happiness & Yoga!

Yoga at the Market, sponsored by The Movement Studio at Chiropractic Lifestyle Center, will be kicking off today! The session starts at 5:45pm and goes until 6:30pm. This is a FREE event for everyone in the community to enjoy. All levels and ages are welcome – no yoga experience necessary. More information can be found at the Yoga at the Market event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/213145766138586/

Before going to yoga make sure and swing in to market and get your weekly shopping done. We have 10 local farmers on hand with fresh produce, honey, eggs, and local meats…….rumor has it that strawberries will even be making an appearance this week.

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.

At Market – May 24th

Yoga at the Market:
Join in from 5:45pm to 6:30pm with The Movement Studio at the Chiropractic Lifestyle Center for our free monthly Yoga at the Market event. All ages and levels welcome!

Music:
Juan Cumbal

Community Groups:
WSU Master Gardeners
Kitsap Harvest

Farmers:
Around The Table Farm
Nettle Grove Farm
Roots Farm – Will be bringing strawberries, rhubarb and an assortment of plant starts this week!
Dusk to Dawn Farm
Abundantly Green Certified Organic Farm
Gregory Farm
Short’s Family Farm
JT Tapia Farm
Taylors Honey Farm
Thongs Garden

Processed & Prepared Foods:
CJ’s Evergreen General Store & Catering – Serving BBQ, burgers (veggie & meat), hot dogs, pies, and other rotating specials. Today’s special is Carne Asada Grilled Flank Steak s/w Chimi Churi & heirloom Quinoa Salad w/ Charred Corn & Blueberries!
Mad Moose Pizza – Delicious Wood Fired Pizza
Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties – Smoked cheeses, salmon and nuts
Crusty Crumbz on Seaview – Baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies, dessert squares, brownies and much, much more!
Laughing Dog Kitchen – Vegan & Gluten Free baked goods
Heaven’s Kettle Corn – assorted variety of kettle corn made with coconut oil
Tiki Penguin Snow Cones – Flavored snow cones!
Wokcraft – specializing in lumpia, curries, soups and stir fry
Instant Karma – powder drink mixes
Viking Feast Ice Cream

Artisans:
Jacquelyn Speare
The Joyful Plant
Dianes Dezines
Bob Art
Mostly Wood, Pens & More
Character Country
Museables – Enchanted Unicorn headbands available!
RnR Originals
Twice As Nice Gifts

Acoustic Jam & Chef at the Market Are Back!

Today is the debut of our Chef at the Market program for the 2018 season. We will have Chef Chris Plemmons from the Olympic College Culinary Department on hand doing food demos at 5pm and 6pm. He will be showcasing how to use local market ingredients for simple, delicious meals. Stick around after the demo for a taste of what he has created!

The Chef at the Market tent is sponsored this season by our friends at Peninsula Community Health Services.

Acoustic Jam is back! Join us every 3rd Thursday (May through September) from 4pm to 7pm for a special Acoustic Jam session, led by local artist & musician Cory Bushore. Musicians meet up at the Music at the Market tent anytime during market hours (4pm -7pm) to jam and create with each other. Bring yourself, an instrument, and a friend and come play with us. All ages, levels and styles welcome!

The Music at the Market tent is sponsored this season by our friends at Kitsap Credit Union.

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.

We hope to see you at market!

At Market – May 17th

Music:
Acoustic Jam – Led by Cory Bushore
The community is encouraged to come out from 4pm to 7pm and join in on this fun Jam Session. Bring an instrument, yourself and a friend and rock out!

Community Groups:
WSU Master Gardeners
Kitsap Harvest
Masonic Temple

Farmers:
Around the Table Farm
Abundantly Green Certified Organic Farm
Dusk to Dawn Farm
Shorts Family Farm
Gregory Farm
JT Tapia Farm
Roots Farm
Nettle Grove Farm
Harsh Farm
Taylors Honey Farm
Thong’s Garden

Processed & Prepared Foods:
CJ’s Evergreen General Store & Catering – Serving BBQ, burgers (veggie & meat), hot dogs, pies, and other rotating specials. May 17th special is Mahi Mahi Tacos!
Mad Moose Pizza – Delicious Wood Fired Pizza
Olive Branch – Balsamic, infused olive oils, bread mixes.
Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties – Smoked cheeses, salmon and nuts
Crusty Crumbz on Seaview – Baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies, dessert squares, brownies and much, much more!
Laughing Dog Kitchen – Vegan & Gluten Free baked goods
Heaven’s Kettle Corn – assorted variety of kettle corn made with coconut oil
Tiki Penguin Snow Cones – Flavored snow cones!

Artisans:
Wood Originals – offering $10 off purchase of a complete ‘SectAway set!
Character Country
Bob Art
Dianes Dezines
The Joyful Plant
Twice As Nice Gifts
Mostly Wood, Pens & More
RnR Originals
Museables

Mums The Word!

Photo credit Erin J. Hale Photography & Jacqueline Speare

Come out today and shop the farmers market for Mom! Make sure to swing by Evergreen Park from 4pm to 7pm and check out what our amazing vendors have to offer on this lovely spring day.

Since Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, you won’t want to forget to pick-up your freshly made flower bouquets, plants, and other locally made one of a kind gifts. Show Mom that you care while you support your local farmer and artists!

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.

We hope to see you at market!

At Market – May 10th

Music:
Terrance Enyeart

Community Groups:
WSU Master Gardeners
Kitsap Harvest

Farmers:
Around the Table Farm
Abundantly Green Certified Organic Farm
Harsh Farm
Shorts Family Farm
Taylors Honey Farm
Gregory Farm
Dusk to Dawn Farm – special on duck eggs $8/dozen, $4/half dozen, and EXTRA HUGE sized eggs in half dozen for only $5!
Thong’s Garden

Processed & Prepared Foods:
CJ’s Evergreen General Store & Catering – Serving BBQ, burgers (veggie & meat), hot dogs, pies, and other rotating specials. Special for 5/10 is Pork Bell Bahn Mi – Grilled pork belly, spicy carrot chow chow, cucumber quick pickle, cilantro & Sriracha mayo in a toasted pioneer roll. Served with fried brown rice.
Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties – Smoked cheeses, salmon and nuts
Crusty Crumbz on Seaview – Baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies, dessert squares, brownies and much, much more!
Laughing Dog Kitchen – Vegan & Gluten Free baked goods
Heaven’s Kettle Corn – assorted variety of kettle corn made with coconut oil – special $1 off of chocolate covered strawberry flavor this week!
Tiki Penguin Snow Cones – Flavored snow cones!

Artisans:
Jacquelyn Speare
The Joyful Plant
Mostly Wood, Pens & More
Twice as Nice Gifts
Character Country
Bob Art

 

Opening Day is Finally Here!

To market we go on this beautiful day  – Join us from 4pm to 7pm for the launch of the 2018 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.

We will also be hosting our 2nd Annual “Dress Like Your Favorite Farmer” costume contest and parade. Come to the market at 4pm dressed like your favorite farmer. Prize categories include Best Kids Costume, Best Canine Costume, and Best Overall Costume. The parade and contest will commence directly after the ribbon cutting ceremony at 4pm. Don’t be late!

Make sure to stick around as we will be launching our new Kids Market Bucks Club. Kids 3-13yrs will can take part in May’s theme – “The Importance of Bees” where they will learn all about bees and their role in our food system. 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 3rd:

Music:
Local artist Aaron McFadden and The Kurtzbein Violin Studio Students

Community Groups:
WSU Master Gardeners
Masonic Temple
West Sound Beekeepers Association
Kitsap Harvest
YMCA Bremerton

Farmers:
Shorts Family Farm
Around the Table Farm
The Joyful Plant
Abundantly Green Certified Organic Farm
Harsh Farm
Gregory Farms
Thongs Garden
Taylors Honey Farm
Dusk to Dawn Farm

Processed & Prepared Foods:
CJ’s Evergreen General Store & Catering – Serving BBQ, burgers (veggie & meat), hot dogs, pies, and other rotating specials. Opening Day Special is Tacos!
Mad Moose Pizza – Delicious Wood Fired Pizza
Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties – Smoked cheeses, salmon and nuts
Crusty Crumbz on Seaview – Baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies, dessert squares, brownies and much, much more!
Laughing Dog Kitchen – Vegan & Gluten Free baked goods
Heaven’s Kettle Corn – assorted variety of kettle corn made with coconut oil
Tiki Penguin Snow Cones – Flavored snow cones!

Artisans:
Wood Originals – Offering 1/3 off a complete ‘Sect Away set!
Dianes Dezines
Jacquelyn Speare – offering coloring sheets and free recycled crayons for kids!
Twice as Nice Gifts – Offering some fun bee themed jewelry!
Museables
Mostly Wood, Pens & More

Opening Day – May 3rd!

Join us for the opening day of the Bremerton Farmers Market 2018 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 of the market.


– Our 2nd annual “Dress as your Favorite Farmer” Costume Contest & Parade. Come dressed as your favorite farmer and be entered to win some fun prizes. Contest takes place directly after our ribbon cutting ceremony at 4pm. Three fun costume categories: Best Kids Costume, Best Adult Costume and Best Canine Costume!


– Launch of our Kids Market Bucks Club Programming!
Our program will benefit children 3yrs – 13yrs old, with an emphasis on healthy eating and living activities. The market will run the Kids Market Bucks Club once a month on the 1st Thursday of each month. Our first activity is opening day (4pm – 7pm), we will be learning all about the importance of bees in our food system!
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! Kids Market Bucks Club is sponsored this season by our friends at Rice Fergus Miller Architecture, Bremerton Rotary, and United Way of Kitsap County.


– Enjoy local Music performed by kiddos at the Kurtzbein Violin Studio. Grab a bite to eat and come to the Music at the Market tent to enjoy some tunes. Music at the Market is sponsored this year by our friends at Kitsap Credit Union.

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!)

BFM Annual Meeting!

It’s that time of year again! We are inviting all vendors to join us for our Annual Meeting and apply for the 2018 Bremerton Farmers Market — which will be open on Thursdays from 4-7pm, May 3 – October 11.

Our 2018 Rules have been updated and can be viewed here.

Get your 2018 BFM Vendor Application here and send in ASAP!

SAVE THE DATE — Thurs, February 8th — BFM Annual meeting
Location: Rice Fergus Miller, 275 Fifth Street, Bremerton
Time: 5pm Potluck and Social / 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meeting & Agenda

This is a fun, community centered meeting with potluck dinner. The board of directors will be providing food for attendees, but welcome you to also bring a dish to share if you wish.

We will also be holding our 2018 board elections at the dinner. If you or someone you know might interested in serving on our board of directors and further supporting the market, please consider submitting a 2018 Board Nomination Form on or before the annual meeting.

We hope to see everyone there!

Questions? Contact manager@bremertonmarket.com

Calling All Local Artists!

Calling all Local Food Minded Artists!

The Bremerton Farmers Market is holding a special art design contest and needs your help to ensure we have an amazing food inspired piece of artwork to feature on our FIRST one of a kind shirts, sponsored and printed by Fingers Duke. Not only will this design be viewed on shirts used for fundraising this season, but it will also be featured as this year’s market poster, postcards, and other promotional materials throughout the season.

Our Humble Prize for the Winning Artwork:
– $50 worth of Bremerton Farmers Market tokens, good for spending at any BFM market vendor booth
– Free T-shirt
– Recognition on our website and social media platform throughout the 2018 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 Farmers Market, Think Local First!
– 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, 2018
Email designs to manager@bremertonmarket.com
Subject line: 2018 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 Farmers Market website and on promotional materials.

Happy Designing!