2021 Annual Meeting & How to apply to be a vendor

Annual Board Meeting Agenda

February 16, 2021 6pm

Virtual Via Zoom (click here to join the meeting at 6 pm)

  • Call meeting to order
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Manager’s Report
  • Board Elections
  • Misc. Business (Volunteers needed!)

First day of Market is Thursday, May 6th!!!!

How to apply to Bremerton Community Farmers Market and surrounding participating Kitsap Farmers Market Alliance 2021 Application

Step 1: Go to 2021 BCFM Vendor Application

Step 2: Click on Vendors; Click Become a Vendor

Step 3: Click on the link 2020 Vendor Application or under Quicklinks 2021 Vendor Application

Step 4: Fill out online application, reference checklist to make sure you are prepared to load all documents required for your business type

**Refer to checklist for items needed to upload application before starting the process**

Any questions please contact manager@bremertonmarket.com

Documents & Fees Checklist

Please make sure you have all documents included with your application. Your application will not be considered complete until all are submitted. There is no fee to apply.

All Vendors:

❏ WA State Business License (or non-profit/community group documentation)

Artisans/Crafters:

❏ Submit photos or samples of work to be juried (required if you are a new vendor or have new products)

Wine Sales

❏ Added Endorsement (LIQ 756-50) from WA State Liquor Control Board

❏ Class 12 or 13 MAST permit for any booth workers

Prepared Food Vendors:

❏ Certificate of Product Liability & General Liability Insurance

❏ Kitsap Public Health District Temporary Food Establishment Permit

❏ WA Department of Health Food Worker Card

Processed Food Vendors:

❏ WSDA Food Processors License

❏ WSDA Cottage Food Operation permit

❏ Kitsap Public Health District Temporary Food Establishment Permit (for sampling)

❏ WA Department of Health Food Worker Card (for all booth workers, if sampling)

❏ Commercial kitchen information (if applicable)

Farmers:

❏ WA State Nursery license (to sell plants, bulbs, or seeds)

❏ WA Department of Licensing Egg Handlers Permit (to sell eggs)

❏ WSDA Milk Producers License and WSDA Milk Processing Plant License (to sell dairy)

❏ Certification of Organically Grown Produce (if applicable)

❏ WA Department of Fish and Wildlife Wholesale Fish Dealer License or Direct Retail Endorsement License

❏ WA Department. of Health Food Worker Card (for sampling)

❏ Kitsap Public Health District Temporary Food Establishment Permit (dairy, meat, shellfish)

Virtual Planning Meeting 2021- Zoom Link

What a wild year 2020 has been! We could not have done it without our amazing community, hard working vendors, and gracious sponsors. We are looking forward to planning for whatever 2021 will bring us!

Join us on February 16th at 6pm for our Annual (Virtual)Planning meeting at 6pm.

Zoom link to join us for our Annual Planning Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/94745828677?pwd=ZHUzOHl4aTY5RWVMRFY0R0NyKzd0QT09

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the Bremerton Community Farmers Market? Consider running for a board position or volunteering or sponsoring the market!

Virtual Planning Meeting 2021

What a wild year 2020 has been! We could not have done it without our amazing community, hard working vendors, and gracious sponsors. We are looking forward to planning for whatever 2021 will bring us!

Join us on February 16th at 6pm for our Annual (Virtual)Planning meeting at 6pm.

We will send out a reminder and link to the meeting the week prior to the meeting.

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the Bremerton Community Farmers Market? Consider running for a board position or volunteering or sponsoring the market!

October 8th at Quincy Square

Its our final market of a crazy 2020 Market Season. Thank you to all who supported us throughout the summer and into the fall at both locations. We have an awesome group of vendors today. We wouldn’t be here with out the support of the community and our awesome vendors.

We will not be adjusting our hours this year as we are on a well lit street, so we shall see you 4-7 tomorrow.

As a reminder, please take note of our hand washing & sanitizer station at the entrance & exit of the market, follow the cones and signs for social distancing cues.
ENTRANCE off of PACIFIC AVENUE 
Stop by the market booth for tokens, EBT and information.
We have the market set up for one way foot traffic from entrance( on Pacific Avenue) to exit.
Unfortunately no pets allowed (service dogs always permissible)
Mask’s are required to enter the market footprint
Any questions we’ve got plenty of us in yellow vests to answer any questions you may have.

Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:

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
You will receive that amount in EBT tokens and the same amount in SNAP Market Match dollars.
**BCFM is able to match up to $20**
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 accept SNAP market match for qualifying items

Market Open 4-7pm!
See you at the market!!!

Farmers

  • Gregory Farms
  • Johnson Orchards
  • Duckabush Mushrooms
  • Taylor Honey Farms
  • Roots Farm
  • Underground Produce

Crafters

  • BobArt
  • Knit@35000 ft
  • BobArt
  • Museables
  • RNR Originals
  • Dianes Dezines

Processed Foods.

  • Crusty Crumbs
  • Caseys Cookies
  • Cool Pops Inc
  • Belfair Pop

October 1st at Quincy Square

Its the final countdown! Only 2 markets left! We’ve had a wild season and are so happy to have made it to October! We’ve got a great mix of vendors this week and a beautiful weather forcast. In addition to our awesome farmers, we’ve got a ton of artisans- finish your holiday shopping this week and you’ll have a stress free winter shopping season. (Wishful thinking on my part, but its a great idea!) We’ve got baked goods, cool popsicles and popped kettle corn! (reminder there is no eating inside the market, but don’t worry we put those guys right on the end so you only need to take a few steps to help us follow the rules!)

As the market comes to a close we want to continue to thank you, the community, for the incredible support you have shown this year, not only for the market but the individual farmers and vendors. We also are incredibly grateful for our partnership with the city of Bremerton and all of our wonderful sponsors in such an uncertain year.

We will not be adjusting our hours this year as we are on a well lit street, so we shall see you 4-7 tomorrow and next Thursday.

As a reminder, please take note of our hand washing & sanitizer station at the entrance & exit of the market, follow the cones and signs for social distancing cues.
ENTRANCE off of PACIFIC AVENUE 
Stop by the market booth for tokens, EBT and information.
We have the market set up for one way foot traffic from entrance( on Pacific Avenue) to exit.
Unfortunately no pets allowed (service dogs always permissible)
Mask’s are required to enter the market footprint
Any questions we’ve got plenty of us in yellow vests to answer any questions you may have.

Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:

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
You will receive that amount in EBT tokens and the same amount in SNAP Market Match dollars.
**BCFM is able to match up to $20**
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 accept SNAP market match for qualifying items

Market Open 4-7pm!
See you at the market!!!

Farmers

  • Gregory Farms
  • Johnson Orchards
  • Duckabush Mushrooms
  • Taylor Honey Farms
  • Roots Farm

Crafters

  • BobArt
  • Creative Ginger
  • Knit@35000 ft
  • BobArt
  • Museables
  • RNR Originals

Processed Foods.

  • Crusty Crumbs
  • Monicas Waterfront Bakery and Cafe
  • Caseys Cookies
  • Cool Pops Inc
  • Belfair Pop

September 24th at Quincy Square

Its going to be a wet one today folks! We’ll be there with our rain gear and tents. Bring your umbrellas and support our vendors!  We’ve got a great mix of vendors this week and are looking forward to seeing you at the market.

We’ve only got 3 markets left! We cannot begin to thank the community for the outpouring of support this year and Thank you for your continued support!!!!

As a reminder, please take note of our hand washing & sanitizer station at the entrance & exit of the market, follow the cones and signs for social distancing cues.
ENTRANCE off of PACIFIC AVENUE 
Stop by the market booth for tokens, EBT and information.
We have the market set up for one way foot traffic from entrance( on Pacific Avenue) to exit.
Unfortunately no pets allowed (service dogs always permissible)
Mask’s are required to enter the market footprint
Any questions we’ve got plenty of us in yellow vests to answer any questions you may have.

Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:

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
You will receive that amount in EBT tokens and the same amount in SNAP Market Match dollars.
**BCFM is able to match up to $20**
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 accept SNAP market match for qualifying items

Market Open 4-7pm!
See you at the market!!!

Farmers

  • Gregory Farms
  • Johnson Orchards
  • Duckabush Mushrooms
  • Taylor Honey Farms

Crafters

  • BobArt
  • Creative Ginger
  • Knit@35000 ft
  • BobArt

Processed Foods.

  • Crusty Crumbs
  • Belfair Pop

September 17th-CANCELLED

9.16.2020 Market Cancelled Due to Air Quality

Sadly we have decided to cancel the market this week for the safety of our vendors, volunteers, staff and market attendees due to poor air quality.

Please check back next week for an awesome lineup and hopefully clear skys! Stay safe everyone

September 10th at Quincy Square

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Photo Credit: Amy Burnett

Its going to be a warm one today folks! But we’ve got a fantastic group of vendors with even more farms! We are loving our new location and are so happy to have another week to bring you your community market!

The Historic Roxy Theater will have a pop up Wine Bar under the Marquee , be sure to check out their event, starts at 4, same as the market!

Before or after your market visit make sure to stop by The Amy Burnett Building for the next issue of Westbound Home & Garden Magazine, featuring Amy’s article “Bremerton Farmers Market”. Also if you are a nurse remember your badge or card, Amy will be gifting a free thank you signed art print to any nurse!

If you have a spare moment and noticed our wonderful Board President, Sheryl Usman, greeting almost every single market goer, to make sure we stay safe and in compliance with new guidelines! Please show her how much we appreciate her efforts to keep this market moving along this year vote for her for BEST OF KITSAP- VolunteerLast day to vote is September 13th at Midnight AND you can vote once a day!! 

More Exciting News: Our market T-shirts and Sweatshirts are now available on BremBuilt for pre-order until September 11, 2020! Only a few days left!!!!  

A continued huge thank you to our newest sponsor Paul Lundy, of the Bremerton Office Machine Company has sponsored all the vendor booth fees for the rest of this season.

As a reminder, please take note of our hand washing & sanitizer station at the entrance & exit of the market, follow the cones and signs for social distancing cues.
ENTRANCE off of PACIFIC AVENUE 
Stop by the market booth for tokens, EBT and information.
We have the market set up for one way foot traffic from entrance( on Pacific Avenue) to exit.
Unfortunately no pets allowed (service dogs always permissible)
Mask’s are required to enter the market footprint
Any questions we’ve got plenty of us in yellow vests to answer any questions you may have.

Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:

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
You will receive that amount in EBT tokens and the same amount in SNAP Market Match dollars.
**BCFM is able to match up to $20**
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 accept SNAP market match for qualifying items

Market Open 4-7pm!
See you at the market!!!

Farmers

  • Roots Farm
  • Ridgetop Urban Farms
  • Underground Produce
  • Gregory Farms
  • Johnson Orchards
  • Duckabush Mushrooms
  • Taylor Honey Farms

Crafters

  • RNR Originals
  • Dianes Dezines
  • BobArt

Processed Foods.

  • Crusty Crumbs
  • Monicas Waterfront Bakery and Cafe
  • Cool Pops Inc

September 3rd at Quincy Square

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We’ve got another great group of vendors this week! We are loving our new location and appreciating your patience if their is a small wait to enter.

If you have a spare moment and noticed our wonderful Board President, Sheryl Usman, greeting almost every single market goer, to make sure we stay safe and in compliance with new guidelines! Please show her how much we appreciate her efforts to keep this market moving along this year vote for her for BEST OF KITSAP- Volunteer.
A continued huge thank you to our newest sponsor Paul Lundy, of the Bremerton Office Machine Company, has sponsored all the vendor booth fees for the rest of this season.

As a reminder, please take note of our hand washing & sanitizer station at the entrance & exit of the market, follow the cones and signs for social distancing cues.
ENTRANCE off of PACIFIC AVENUE 
Stop by the market booth for tokens, EBT and information.
We have the market set up for one way foot traffic from entrance( on Pacific Avenue) to exit.
Unfortunately no dogs allowed (service dogs always permissible) at this time
Mask’s are required to enter the market footprint
Any questions we’ve got plenty of us in yellow vests to answer any questions you may have.

More Exciting News: Our market T-shirts and Sweatshirts are now available on BremBuilt for pre-order until September 11, 2020! Make sure to follow the link and order yours today!!! 

Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:

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
You will receive that amount in EBT tokens and the same amount in SNAP Market Match dollars.
**BCFM is able to match up to $20**
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 accept SNAP market match for qualifying items

Market opens at 4 and closes at 7 pm!
See you at the market!!

Farmers

  • Roots Farm
  • Ridgetop Urban Farms
  • Gregory Farms
  • Johnson Orchards
  • Duckabush Mushrooms
  • Taylor Honey Farms

Crafters

  • Creative Ginger
  • RNR Originals
  • Knit @ 35000ft
  • BobArt

Processed Foods.

  • Crusty Crumbs
  • Caseys Cookies
  • Cool Pops Inc
  • Belfair Pop

August 27th at Quincy Square

Roxy Bremerton FMWe had a great first week at our new location, Quincy Square, right in downtown Bremerton. Thanks to the community for not just speaking out, but showing up for our market. Also a huge thank you to our new neighbors, Dog Days Brewing, Axe and Arrow, the Roxy Theater, Fairfield Inn, Amy Burnett Gallery, the Kitsap Historical Society, the Chamber of Commerce (just to name a few lending us the street). A huge thank you to our newest sponsor Paul Lundy, of the Bremerton Office Machine Company has sponsored all the vendor booth fees for the rest of this season.
Also check out the amazing plans in the future for Quincy Square. Quincy Square is located on 4th Street between Washington and Pacific Ave in downtown Bremerton. Street parking is free after 5 pm, as is parking in the Washington Ave Parking garage, right around the corner of our NEW market location.

As a reminder, please take note of our hand washing & sanitizer station at the entrance & exit of the market, follow the cones and signs for social distancing cues.
Stop by the market booth for tokens, EBT and information.
We have the market set up for one way foot traffic from entrance to exit.
Unfortunately no dogs allowed (service dogs always permissible) at this time
Mask’s are required to enter the market footprint
Any questions we’ve got plenty of us in yellow vests to answer any questions you may have.

More Exciting News: Our market T-shirts and Sweatshirts are now available on BremBuilt for pre-order until September 11, 2020!

Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:

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
You will receive that amount in EBT tokens and the same amount in SNAP Market Match dollars.
**BCFM is able to match up to $20**
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 accept SNAP market match for qualifying items

Market opens at 4 and closes at 7 pm!
See you at the market!!

Farmers

  • Wades Nursery
  • Ridgetop Urban Farms
  • Gregory Farms
  • Johnson Orchards
  • Duckabush Mushrooms
  • Taylor Honey Farms

Crafters

  • Musables
  • RNR Originals
  • Knit @ 35000ft

Processed Foods.

  • Caseys Cookies
  • Cool Pops Inc
  • Belfair Pop