Almost ready to set & go

With the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, and a grant from the Rotary Club of Bremerton, the Bremerton Farmers Market is proud to offer EBT/food stamp redemption for the first time at the Market this season, beginning June 17th (next week).

EBT market shoppers will be able to use their Quest cards at the Market Information Booth to purchase $1 tokens for redemption with the produce and food vendors. Additionally, the Bremerton Farmers Market is offering debit/ credit payment options, when the EBT program is launched. Debit/credit customers will also be able to visit the Market Information Booth and purchase wooden tokens, in $5 increments, for use with participating Market vendors.

The Bremerton Farmers Market Board and Manager, farmers, and food vendors are pleased to participate in the EBT and WIC/FMNP programs to increase access to fresh from the farm produce, bread, honey, seafood, eggs, and more to all of our community members.

WHO’LL BE AT MARKET THIS WEEK*:
FARMERS/GROWERS:
Bautista Farms (NEW) – Located in Sunnyside, WA, the Bautista family is currently harvesting asparagus, onions, garlic, radishes, lettuce, peas and beets from their 25-acre farm. In the next few weeks the family will be gracing the market with their beautiful cherries, peaches, plums, apricots, and nectarines, in addition to tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, carrots, spinach, zucchini, and bok choy, with apples and pears following in the fall. Summer is right around the corner! Produce grown without pesticides.

Ders Garden (NEW) – flower growers for over 15 years in the greater Puget Sound region, Cerise and her family join the BFM this week, bringing with them beautiful mixed floral bouquets.

Glenwood Gardens – offering perennials, 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.

Harlow Gardens – as we move through June, the veggie starts, herbs, perennials will wane in favor of fresh endive, escarole, lettuce, and other greens from the garden, and those illusive tomatoes ripening on the vines. Produce grown using organic methods.

Pheasant Fields Farm – check out the collections of veggie starts including several tomato varieties, peppers, eggplant, lettuce and more. Fresh produce, including lettuce, greens, herbs, kohlrabi, radishes and more are starting to make their appearances at Pheasant Fields Farm. If you are interested to know more about supporting local poultry farmers, stop by to find out more about the Kitsap Poultry Growers Co-op. Produce grown using organic methods.

StartNow – fresh picked lettuce and other greens. Produce grown using organic methods.

The Old Wheelbarrow – Last week fresh parsley, chamomile and radishes showed up with Clayton and Terry, in addition to their variety of plant starts, including heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, endive, celery, kale, cucumbers, and herbs. Stop by their booth to find out what goodies are arriving from the garden this week. Additionally, they will have as assortment of potted plants and grasses available. Produce grown using organic methods.

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. New this week: Jalapeno Cheddar bread.

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, local honey, jams, and salsa are for sale.

Crimson Cove – In addition to their smoked nuts, smoked salmon, and smoked salmon fromage blanc, Mark & Jody are introducing a new smoked black cod this week. Stop in for a sample and make the tough decision about which goodies to bring home.

Hummingbird Hill Soda – Homemade soda, in a wide variety of flavors, 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 – In addition to her scrumptious chocolate and caramel covered confections, Sandy is introducing her tasty Gourmet Chicken Salad and Egg Salad sandwiches served on a croissant with a side of Polynesian Coleslaw or Waldorf Salad.

Scoops Roasted Nuts & Bavarian Bratwursts (NEW) – Susan returns to the Market with her cooked to order, extra lean, Nuremburg bratwursts, served two on a roll with onions and/or sauerkraut. Their ever-tasty roasted nuts will also be available.

Sersie’s Seasonings – Cheryl’s seasonings are available at low, low prices only for a couple more weeks. Make your buying easier by ordering ahead of time for pick-up at the Market. Visit Sersie’s online, email sersie@hotmail.com, or call 360-265-9196 to order ahead, or learn more about Sersie’s Seasonings.

Viking Feast Ice Cream – Fast becoming the favorite food vendor at the farmers market, transplanted Viking entrepreneurs Thormod & Asta are quickly turning the City of Bremerton into a Skyr loving town. The naturally low fat, slightly tart, and always delicious, frozen treat is available in a generously filled cone for $3, or in a $5 pint to take home for later. This week’s flavors are the very popular Frozen Fudge and Lemon Meringue, Orange Cream, and NEW Arctic Vanilla.

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

Dani’s Photography – under the purple canopy you will find framed photographs, painted flowerpots and rocks, and hemp bracelets.

Diane’s Dezines – A Bremerton Farmers Market favorite, Diane’s lovely necklaces, bracelets, and other gemstone or wire wrapped jewelry pieces, as well as cell phone cases and accessories are ready for you to take home.

Made in Manette – all children’s aprons will be 25% off. To prepare for all the nice sunny days that are surely coming, remember to check out the clothespin bags so you will be ready to hang those clothes on the line.

Mel’s Bells Jewelry – often creating new pieces while vending at the Market, Mel offers a lovely selection of earrings, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, rosaries, prayer beads, wine glass markers, and cocktail picks.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPANTS:
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. Also available in the Market Booth are regional guides to farmers markets and farms, information about buying local, and the eNews binder and sign up sheet.

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.

Big City Mountaineers – Come check out this non-profit, volunteer-driven organization raising funds to allow 750 at-risk teens a unique opportunity to build their self-esteem and motivation, and hone their decision-making and communication skills through wilderness expeditions.

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

OUT THIS WEEK:
Black Tie Creations
Nini Martini Creations
Gregory Farm (returns in mid-June)
Paghat’s Garden (returns mid-summer)
LuLi Girl (returns June 17)

Coming Soon!
Davis Family Farm (late-June)
London Maid Crumpets (mid-June)

MUSIC IN THE MARKET!
June 10th – Rangers & the Re-Arrangers (gypsy jazz) THIS WEEK!!
July 1st – Spare Thyme (fiddle duo)
Do you want more music in the market? If so, we need a volunteer to help coordinate both inquiries from musicians and cultivate new relationships with local musicians. If interested, please email us at bremertonfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Thanks!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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.

ENews subscribers get coupons and special deals from the vendors, which are only available only to subscribers! New to the eNews, beginning this week, is a Kid’s Corner with puzzles and a continual Bremerton Farmers Market “Eye Spy” game. This posting is abridged; for the full story, subscribe! Send us an email at bremertonfarmersmarket@gmail.com, with “Subscribe me to eNews!” in the Subject.

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