Food Independence for All!

This week we celebrate Independence Day – how about extending the celebration to Food Independence? Local foods are patriotic, whether you’re buying them from producers in your area or growing some of your own. They’re good for our local farmers, our economies, our health and that of the planet. Best of all, local foods taste great, because they’re fresh. This July 4th, declare your food independence by sourcing the ingredients for your holiday meals as locally, sustainably, and as deliciously as possible.

The Bremerton Farmers Market offers you tons of wonderful options for your meals – every day!

Did you not bring enough cash to the Market? No problem! Most of our vendors accept debit/credit tokens that you can “purchase” at the Market Info booth, from the Market Manager, in $5 increments. EBT/SNAP redemption is also available in the Market, in $1 token increments.

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 – Are you ready for some blueberries? How about cherries – Bing & Rainier? Then come see Paul, because Eastern Washington berries are finally ready! Also available will be Paul’s own Swiss chard. There may be apricots in our future, too… maybe next week?? WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

Harlow Gardens – Harlow Gardens will have greenhouse tomatoes (ripe & green), maybe a few cucumbers, fresh picked shallots, assorted greens, and lettuce, plus the last of the tomato, pepper and squash plants at special prices. It’s still not too late to plant for late summer produce! Please note: Harlow Gardens will be closed July 11 – 29. Harlow Gardens Farm Store will be open for WIC and Senior FMNP families on Fridays only July 30 thru Oct 15, 9am – 4pm. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. 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. 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.

The Old Wheelbarrow – This week find a fresh mix of some snap and snow peas that should have showed up earlier, and a variety of head lettuce in both reds and greens, as well as colorful Swiss chard. You’ll be sure to find a variety of plants and plant starts, including a few heirloom tomatoes, celery, Chinese kale, dill and other herbs. Stop in to find out what’s fresh and flavorful. 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 – New this week, Mark & Jody are introducing their Smoked Sea Salt and Smoked Nut Sea Salt. Stop by and smell how smokey they are! You’ll also find their regular selection of smoked nuts, black cod, salmon, and salmon fromage blanc. Stop in for a sample (or two, or three, or four) and make the tough decision about which goodies to bring home. EBT accepted.

Hummingbird Hill Soda – Homemade soda, in a wide selection of flavors sold 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 the flavors.

Sandy’s Gourmet Indulgence – introducing their Cinnamon Candy Apple for $5.00 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 – Come stand by Susan’s grill and chat while she fixes you up with cooked to order, extra lean, Nuremburg bratwursts, served two on a roll with onions and/or sauerkraut. Their ever-tasty roasted nuts are also available. EBT accepted for eligible items.

Sersie’s Seasonings – This is the LAST WEEK to take advantage of the low, low discount prices for all of Sersie’s seasonings. Sersie’s will be running specials each week – come by to check them out! EBT accepted for eligible items.

Viking Feast Ice Cream – Be prepared to fall in love with frozen skyr from Thomod & Asta. If you haven’t been temped yet, now is the time to indulge in up to six fantastic flavors of the naturally low fat, slightly tart, and always delicious, treat 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, Lemon Meringue, Key Lime Conquest, Orange Cream, and two new flavors: Cherry Amaretto and Mountain Strawberry. It’s a fruit & berry bonanza! EBT accepted for eligible items.

CRAFTERS:
Aly’s Sweet BOWtique (NEW) – please welcome Tracy to the market and check out her hair clips and bows for children. She’s sharing a booth with Cat Marcos Publishing.

Cat Marcos Publishing (NEW) – Come meet local author, Crystal Marcos, and learn about her kid’s book, “BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale”

Catalina Crafts – T-shirts, painted jeans, paintings, photography, crochet birds, recycled envelopes, handmade cards and jewelry. Currently sharing a booth with Dani’s Photography.

Dani’s Photography – 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 just for you!

Made in Manette – Just in time for the beginning of summer and the July 4th holiday, Made in Manette will be selling all adult aprons at 20% off. Check out the new 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. Mel has something for everyone, including fun, patriotic jewelry!

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.

Mad Science – on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects their world. Check out their bug and animal discovery stations in the Market this week – it’s fun and educational for children of all ages!

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

OUT THIS WEEK:
Borrowed Kitchen Bakery (returns July 8 )

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

MUSIC IN THE MARKET!
July 1st – Spare Thyme (fiddle duo) – THIS WEEK
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!

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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