16 weeks down, 8 weeks to go!

As many of you know, parking at Evergreen Park is somewhat challenging, especially on a warm, clear, summer day when the playgrounds are full of families and the waters are full of boats.  The Bremerton Farmers Market Board President, Doug Millard, of Harlow Gardens, has been working with the City and Parks department towards a solution for most of the season.  The first compromise came in the form of a new sign posted in the boat trailer parking area.  The second option was a complicated offer to self-monitor the boat trailer parking spots.

On Wednesday, Doug met with the head of the Parks department in an effort to relocate the Bremerton Farmers Market to one of three different grassy areas within Evergreen Park, thereby freeing up the parking lot where the Market is currently located.  This is proposal, which was reviewed last season, seems to be a workable solution, pending a few caveats, such as vendor set-up/break down and handicap access.  I have not yet heard the results of this meeting, so, there will not be a new location for us this week; but, next week, who knows???

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

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

Harlow Gardens – Summer squash, pickling cucumbers, tomatoes, Swiss chard, kale, garlic, shallots, flat leaf parsley, green beans, and maybe blueberries. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

Pheasant Fields Farm – potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, beets, cabbage, chard, kale, garlic, green onions, large salad onions, summer squash, English cucumbers, slicing and pickling cucumbers, an assortment of herbs, lettuce bowls, pepper plants – and farm fresh eggs. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

StartNow – green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, kale, lettuce, arugula, and more. WIC/FMNP/EBT accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

FOOD VENDORS:
CJ’s Evergreen General Store – BBQ’d corn, burgers (beef, salmon, or veggie), hot dogs, or a sausage and pie, cookies, or granola and a soda. Also, local honey, jams, salsa, and beef jerky. 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 by the package, and, maybe, crackers. EBT accepted.

Sandy’s Gourmet Indulgence – chocolates, caramel covered snacks and apples, chocolate dipped marshmallows, frozen bananas, 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, Key Lime, Raspberry Cream, Blueberry Bounty, and Orchards of Asgard. 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 goods, soaps, aprons, and clothes pin bags

Serenity Now – jarred candles and votives, melts, travel tins, and pillars, plus, for your edgier side, metal garden art and planters.

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 Food Co-op: The Co-op volunteers return to the Market this season to catch you up-to-date on the progress of bringing a Food Co-op to Kitsap County and educate the community on why this is such a great project. Bring your questions!

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

OUT THIS WEEK:
Authentic African Art (returns August 26)
LuLiGirl
Mel’s Bells Jewelry
The Old Wheelbarrow

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

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