We’re Baaack!

Doug Millard, Kris Day, Diane Baas, Terry Foss, and Paul Gregory opening the BFM Market

Thanks to everyone for a great Bremerton Farmers Market opening last week!  Following a short introduction by BFM Board member Kris Day, the Bremerton High School choir performed a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem.  Then the Board members in attendance cut the ribbon and rang the bell to open the market.

Mayor Lent with BFM Board Members Kris Day and Doug Millard

Mayor Patty Lent was running a bit behind schedule, and didn’t make it to the official ceremony, but, she did receive the wonderful basket of goodies provided by the vendors and had the opportunity to walk the market and speak with most of the vendors. We thank Mayor Lent for her support and hope to see her at the market on a regular basis – buying the freshest and healthiest produce and best locally made foods and crafts available!

WHO’LL BE AT MARKET THIS WEEK*:
FARMERS/GROWERS:
Glenwood Gardens – Nancy joins the market this season with her early perennials and shrubs, and dwarf conifers with fantastic foliage.  I overheard the Master Gardeners say Nancy has a great selection of unusual plants, so stop by and pick out something fun and different for your garden. This week, Glenwood Gardens is offering a special price on 4” Dianthus (Pink) ‘Wicked Witch’ perennials with cherry pink flowers – only $1 each!

Harlow Gardens – Doug makes his 2010 debut in the market this week with a plethora of plant starts – heirloom and regular veggies, herbs and native & ornamental plants – plus greens, lettuce, spinach, endive, escarole, kale, swiss chard, and maybe even rhubarb!

Paghat’s Garden – Jessica joins the market with her shrubs and garden perennials including needlepoint dwarf ivy, Algerian Giant Ivy, Blue Vinca Minor, and more. Not participating due to a knee injury.

Pheasant Fields Farm – Nikki & her crew has a large variety of beautiful plant starts:  tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, lettuce and more.  Bring this ad to market and receive 10% off your purchases. Market special for the month of May:  we will extend our 12% discount on our Farmer’s Market CSA signups.  Here’s your chance to belong to the most innovative plan we could design to supply our customers with fresh vegetables, eggs and much more.  And you make all the choices on what you receive and when you want to receive it!   For information, visit our web site, www.pheasantfields.com or call us at 360-697-6224.

Start Now – Glenn is back in the market this week with lettuce, spinach, pak choy and radishes.  Still no word on those tomatoes.

The Old Wheelbarrow – Since it’s a bit early yet for too much produce, Clayton and Terry are bringing a variety of plant starts, including heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, endive, celery, kale, cucumbers, and herbs.  Additionally, they’ll have an assortment of potted plants and grasses available.

FOOD VENDORS:
Borrowed Kitchen Bakery – Come early (she sold out last week) for some of Lacey’s baked goodness… baguettes, focaccia, cinnamon roll bread and/or cookies bigger than your head!

CJ’s Evergreen General Store – CJ’s is the place to stop and sit a spell for a burger (beef, salmon, or veggie), hotdogs, or a sausage and pie, cookies, or granola and a soda.  Also, honey and salsa for sale.

Crimson Cove's Jody DeSalvo explaining their new smoked salmon spread to Mayor Lent.

Crimson Cove – Mark & Jody have been working with CB’s Nuts in Kingston and will have a selection of these new smoked nuts for sale, along with their new salmon spread made with Mt. Townsend Creamery’s Fromage Blanc.  Make sure you stop by this booth early, as the salmon spread sells out early at other markets!

Hummingbird Hill Soda – Homemade soda, in a stunning selection of flavors, by Mike & Dee available individually, or in a six-pack.  Return the bottles for reuse and get a discount towards your next purchase.  Stop by and sample their new flavor – Apple Pear.

Sersie’s Seasonings – Cheryl returns to the Market this year with her custom blended seasoning mixes – made from herbs she grows herself!  They’re perfect for marinades and rubs – get grilling!

Viking Feast Ice Cream – Thormod & Asta bring you delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt, and Frozen Icelandic Skyr made with local milk and eggs.  What is Skyr?  Thormod describes it as being similar to frozen yogurt; according to Wikipedia, it is a cultured dairy product, which is technically a soft cheese.  It’s going to be hot on Thursday, so make sure to cool down with their delicious Lemon Cream (Thormod promised to bring more this week) and a new Strawberry Cream.

CRAFTERS:
Catalina Crafts – Sharing a booth with Dani’s Photography, Angie will be selling her t-shirts, paintings, photography, crochet birds, recycled envelopes, handmade cards and jewelry.

Dani’s Paintings & Photography – More than just paintings & photography, Dani also offers painted flowerpots and rocks, and hemp bracelets.

Diane’s Dezines – A Bremerton Farmers Market favorite, Diane returns with her lovely necklaces, bracelets, and other gemstone or wire wrapped jewelry pieces, as well as cell phone cases and accessories.

LuliGirl – Beautiful handmade children’s clothing and accessories from new and vintage fabrics, plus hair accessories, baby blankets, and bibs.  Make sure you stop in to see Amy and pick out a lovely Spring outfit for your favorite little one, before she takes off for a month!

Made in Manette – Carolee is starting the season with a BIG 50% OFF SALE, peruse this special table and see what treasurers you can bring home.  Also, new this season is a punch card for soap. Carolee says, “If coffee shops can do it, so can I!”  Buy 6 bars at regular price and get the 7th bar free.  Stay tuned for a new line of “green” products coming soon, too.

Mel’s Bells (NEW) – From shopper to vendor, Mel joins the market this season with her selection of  earrings, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, rosaries, prayer beads, wine glass markers, and cocktail picks.  All opera length necklaces are 20% off.

NON-PROFITS:
Bremerton Farmers Market – Support your local farmers market by becoming a Community Member for $30 a year.  Stop by the market booth and talk with Holly, our Market Manager, for more information.

Kitsap County Master Gardeners – Bring all your gardening questions to the Master Gardeners, who share the Market Info booth; you can even bring them a sample or picture of your ill plant for diagnosis.

*List of participating vendors is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

OUT THIS WEEK:
Gregory Farm (returns in June)
Sandy’s Gourmet Indulgence (returns May 20)

Coming Soon!
Davis Family Farm (June)
London Maid Crumpets (June)
Scoops Roasted Almonds & Bavarian Bratwursts (mid-June)

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We love hearing from you!  If you have any ideas or questions regarding market, send an email to: bremertonfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

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