A little bit of something for everyone…

Every week, rain or shine, the Bremerton Farmers Market welcomes you to Evergreen Park with the freshest plants, flowers, produce, locally made food items and creative crafts from which to choose.  We believe a Farmers Market is more than just a collection of farmers, it’s a community supporting each other, a place to meet up with friends from the neighborhood while sustaining our local economy. 

In the Bremerton Farmers Market you get to meet, and know, your local producer, talk about growing conditions, the subtleties between tomato or eggplant varieties, taste the difference between smoked cheeses or chocolate covered pretzels or handmade soda flavors, as well as watch beading projects come together, or talk about point of view with local photographers. 

Each of our vendors at the Bremerton Farmers Market has something unique to offer you and I encourage you to come down to Market to find out what that magic might be for you… or, all the better, that morsel for your next dinner plate, birthday gift, or nook in your garden.

WHO’LL BE AT MARKET THIS WEEK*:
FARMERS/GROWERS:

Ders Garden – flower growers for over 15 years in the greater Puget Sound region, check out the beautiful mixed floral bouquets created on-site.

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.

Gregory Farm – no berries, yet, as things are slow in Eastern Washington, too.  But, Paul will join us this week with loads of Swiss chard. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

Harlow Gardens – Fresh lettuce, kale, collards, Swiss chard, mustard and onions available, too! WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

Paghat’s Garden – you’ll be able to spot Jessica instantly with her fun, red Thai umbrella and picnic table.  She’s got a great variety of shrubs and perennials for your Pacific Northwest Garden. 

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. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

StartNow – fresh picked lettuce and other greens, plus strawberries & tomatoes. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted.  Produce grown using organic methods.

FOOD VENDORS:
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. FMNP/EBT accepted for eligible items.

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

Sandy’s Gourmet Indulgence – introducing their Cinnamon Candy Apple this week.  Also, Gourmet Chicken Salad and Egg Salad sandwiches served on a croissant with a side of Polynesian Coleslaw or Waldorf Salad. EBT accepted for eligible items.

Scoops Roasted Nuts & Bavarian Bratwursts – 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. EBT accepted for eligible items.

Sersie’s Seasonings –  If it rains, Cheryl won’t be in the market this week, since dry spices don’t do well with all that moisture.  But, if we get lucky, she’ll have her full array of spices, rubs, and other culinary accessories perfect to spice up your meals. EBT accepted for eligible items.

Viking Feast Ice Cream – Using berries from local growers, including The Old Wheelbarrow, Thormod & Asta are bringing SIX skyr flavors to Market this week!  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 Arctic Vanilla, Frozen Fudge, and Lemon Meringue, plus three new flavors: Key Lime Conquest (the world’s most in-your-face key lime), Wild Blueberry (made with blueberries given to us as tribute) and Rainier Cherry Explosion (marinated Rainier cherries in vanilla). EBT accepted for eligible items.

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 – Just in time for the beginning of summer and the July 4th holiday, check out the new apron fabrics, or buy the one you’ve had your eye on!

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 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.  Come to this booth to purchase EBT tokens (available in $1 increments) or $5 tokens with your debit/credit card.

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.  

Kitsap County Rose Society – The KCRS, a member of the American Rose Society, is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses and supports its members by providing educational programs and activities.

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

OUT THIS WEEK:
Black Tie Creations
Borrowed Kitchen Bakery (returns July 1)
Hummingbird Hill Soda (returns July 1)
LuLiGirl (returns July 1)
The Old Wheelbarrow (returns July 1)

Coming Soon!
Davis Family Farm (July)
London Maid Crumpets (July)

MUSIC IN THE MARKET!
July 1st – Spare Thyme (fiddle duo)
July 22nd – Rangers & the Re-Arrangers (gypsy jazz)

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!

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT… OR EDUCATION!
July 1st – Mad Science
Mad Science is a fun, educational, hands-on science themed program for children in preschool through sixth grade.  They’ll be visiting the Market with two stations of scientific fun on July 1st.

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. 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, including the Kid’s Corner with puzzles and a continual Bremerton Farmers Market “Eye Spy” game.

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