Cloudy, With a Chance of… Fun!

Last week’s weather was a bit erratic, swinging wildly from bitter cold and wind to downright warm (enough that I contemplated taking off my coat), and back to rain showers. Through it all, our loyal customers streamed through the market for their veggie starts, gourmet confections, smoked salmon goodies and greens. Thankfully, by the end of the evening, we were fortunate enough to share this rainbow!

As you already know, the Bremerton Farmers Market is pleased to offer you an excellent selection of farm fresh produce from Kitsap County farmers. As the produce starts rolling into market, I’m also pleased to let you know all the Bremerton Farmers Market participating farmers grow their produce organically, making it the freshest and healthiest food for you.

This news should come as quite a relief if you read the May 17, 2010 article in Time regarding a study published in Pediatrics about the link between pesticides and the increased risk of ADHD in children (http://bit.ly/TimeADHD). At the Bremerton Farmers Market, we care about your health and are proud to offer you access to growers who are similarly committed to providing safe and healthy food.

Please remember not to park in the boat/trailer spaces at Evergreen Park; you may be ticketed. Please park along the neighborhood streets, if the parking lots are full.

WHO’LL BE AT MARKET THIS WEEK*:
FARMERS/GROWERS:
Harlow Gardens – this week expect to find a nice selection of veggie starts, herbs, perennials. fresh endive, escarole, and other greens from the garden.

Paghat’s Garden – Jessica returns to the market with her shrubs and garden perennials including needlepoint dwarf ivy, Algerian Giant Ivy, Blue Vinca Minor, and more.

Pheasant Fields Farm

Pheasant Fields Farm – spend some time with David & Hanna and the extensive array of veggie starts including several tomato varieties, peppers, eggplant, lettuce and more.

StartNow – fresh picked lettuce, kale and arugula will be available for you at StartNow.

The Old Wheelbarrow – Clayton and Terry are bringing a variety of plant starts, including heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, endive, celery, kale, cucumbers, and herbs. Additionally, they’ll have as assortment of potted plants and grasses available.

FOOD VENDORS:
Borrowed Kitchen Bakery – Come early to get your top pick from Lacey’s delicious (and popular) 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 – 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 wide 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 any of their flavors.

Sandy's Gourmet Indulgence

Sandy’s Gourmet Indulgence – Scrumptious chocolate and caramel covered confections – everything from fruit to pretzels – return to tempt you this week.

Sersie’s Seasonings – Pending decent weather, Cheryl will return to the market this week with her custom blended seasoning mixes – made from herbs she grows herself! They’re perfect for marinades and rubs – get grilling this Memorial Day!

Viking Feast Ice Cream – Due to customer demand, Thormod & Asta will be selling pints of skyr beginning this week! Customers who do not have time for a cone or who want ice cream after the market closes now can take some home with them! Flavors this week include: Frozen Fudge, Lemon Cream, and two new flavors: Strawberry Cheesecake and Orange Cream.

CRAFTERS:
Catalina Crafts – Sharing a booth with Dani’s Photography, Angie will be selling her t-shirts, painted jeans, 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

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.

Made in Manette – Pending a lack of torrential downpours, Carolee is introducing her Made in Manette Green Line products. There are still a few items available for 50% off; additionally, by popular demand, lavender soap returns. Remember your punch card to buy 6 bars of soap and get the 7th one free!

Mel’s Bells – From shopper to vendor, Mel joins the mark this season with her selection of earrings, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, rosaries, prayer beads, wine glass markers, and cocktail picks.

Nini Martini Creations (NEW) – New to the Market this year, local artisan Annie Park, returns to vending at Farmers Markets and will be enticing you to purchase her jewelry and picture cards.

Wood & Needle – If the weather holds, Bob & Ruby will make their second appearance in the Market this week with their Corian cutting boards, and wooden decorative items (recipe card holders, wine glass holders, decorative signs and more).

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:
Glenwood Gardens (returns June 10)
Gregory Farm (returns in June)
LuLi Girl (returns June 17)

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

Upcoming Events:
June 3rd – Spare Thyme (fiddle duo)
June 10th – Rangers & the Re-Arrangers (gypsy jazz) – new date!
July 1st – Spare Thyme (fiddle duo)

Do you want to see the market prosper? We’d love to count on you as a sponsor of the Bremerton Farmers Market. We are proud to offer several levels of Market sponsorship to Community Members and local businesses interested in supporting the Market. Sponsorship levels range from $50 – $500. Stop by the Market Information booth to learn more, or pick up a packet to review at your leisure.

Do you have an event or idea you’d like to see come to fruition at the Bremerton Farmers Market? We love hearing from our customers, so stop by the Market Info booth to share your ideas with our Market Manager, Holly. 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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