It’s time for a picnic!

Directly from The Old Wheelbarrow is news of a lost blueberry crop this season, which first suffered the ill effects of our Spring of fluctuating temperatures and then subsequently lost the battle to monitinia vacciniicorymbosi fungus, which thrived in our cool, wet and humid weather these past few months.

Clayton sent a picture of his “mummy berries” and hopes the loyal patrons of the Bremerton Farmers Market remember, “These are the times when organically grown, healthy, straight-up food reminds a grower that nature is alive in many ways and when we can only hope the market place isn’t all oblivious to the work heavy relationship we have with our plants that produce it.”

Can’t get enough of the fruit (available from Gregory Farm), veggies, food products, or crafts in the Market? If you run out of cash, find the Market Manager (she’s the one in the chicken apron) to use your debit or credit card at the Market. Recipients of food stamps can use their benefits at the Market, too!

WHO’LL BE AT MARKET THIS WEEK*:
FARMERS/GROWERS:
Glenwood Gardens – perennials, drought resistant shrubs, and dwarf conifers with fantastic foliage.

Gregory Farm – blueberries, cherries, apricots, and peaches from Eastern WA. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

Harlow Gardens – Swiss chard, kale, collards, leaf lettuce, specialty lettuce, tomatoes, squash (maybe), herb plants and bowls, garlic and shallots. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

Pheasant Fields Farm – snap peas, radishes, turnips, carrots, purple cauliflower, lettuce heads, cabbage (purple and green), tomatoes, and first of the season peppers – including a purple one – herbs, farm fresh eggs and more. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

StartNow – tomatoes, peppers, garlic, zucchini, basil, arugula, salad mix and lettuce. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

FOOD VENDORS:
CJ’s Evergreen General Store – BBQ’d burgers (beef, salmon, or veggie), hotdogs, or a sausage and pie, cookies, or granola and a soda. Also, local honey, jams, and salsa. FMNP/EBT accepted for eligible items.

Crimson Cove – smoked sea salt, smoked nut sea salt, smoked nuts, black cod, salmon, mozzarella, cheddar, and other cheeses, plus salmon fromage blanc. EBT accepted.

Hummingbird Hills Soda – 14 varieties of homemade sodas. EBT accepted for eligible items.

London Maid Crumpets – crumpets. EBT accepted for eligible items.

Sandy’s Gourmet Indulgence – chocolates, caramel covered snacks and apples, chocolate dipped marshmallows, and more, plus hot BBQ Beef Sandwich, Chicken Salad or Egg Salad sandwiches, all served with a side of Polynesian Coleslaw or Waldorf Salad. EBT accepted for eligible items.

Scoops Roasted Nuts & Bavarian Bratwursts – Lean Nuremburg brats served two on a roll with onions and/or sauerkraut. Also, variety of roasted nuts. EBT accepted for eligible items.

Sersie’s Seasonings – Spices and seasoning mixes. Xcentric Girl pins. EBT accepted for eligible items.

Viking Feast Ice Cream – Flavors this week will be Arctic Vanilla of DOOM!, Orange Cream, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Bounty, and Loganberry. EBT accepted for eligible items.

ARTISTS/CRAFTERS:
Diane’s Dezines – necklaces, bracelets, gemstone or wire wrapped jewelry pieces, cell phone cases, and accessories.

Made in Manette – knitted baby hats and potholders, aprons, clothespin bags, handmade soaps. Special sale for eNews subscribers – join the mailing list to get the special!

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.

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

OUT THIS WEEK:
Borrowed Kitchen Bakery (returns Aug 5)
LuLi Girl (returns Aug 5)
Mel’s Bells Jewelry (returns Aug 5)
The Old Wheelbarrow (returns in August)
Works by Ariegaw (returns Aug 5)

Coming Soon!
Davis Family Farm (July)

MUSIC IN THE MARKET:
August 19th – Rangers & the Re-Arrangers (gypsy jazz)
Sept 9th – Billy and Gracie Tea (blues, folk, gypsy jazz duo)

National Farmers Market Week is next week – August 1st – 7th – and the Bremerton Farmers Market has a few fun things up our sleeves planned for our August 5th Market Day.

The kids should be keeping an eye on the squash and be prepared for a little decorating and friendly competition! Vroom-vroom!

ENews subscribers get coupons and special deals from the vendors, which are only available only to subscribers, including the Kid’s Corner with a continual Bremerton Farmers Market “Eye Spy” game.

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