Gotta Love that Crisp Fall Air!

Fall is here and this week’s Market promises to be a clear, crisp day. I love Fall! There are lots of great Fall activities going on around the Puget Sound, including farm tours and the Kitsap Food Co-op’s Fall Fair. This is a great time of year to make connections with your local producers on the farm. If you’re interested to visit the Key Peninsula (where I hail from), there are eight farms open on Saturday, from 10am – 4pm, plus a Fiber Arts Show at the Longbranch Improvement Club. For more information: Pierce County HarvestFEST.

I’d also like to give a shout out to Freddie Ettel, the newest BFM Community Member – thanks for your support of the Bremerton Farmers Market! Our last Market day is October 14th… help us make this season the best ever by supporting your local farmers, food producers, and artisans every week.

WHO’LL BE AT MARKET THIS WEEK*:
FARMERS/GROWERS:
Broomhollow (NEW) – Perennials, trees, mixed perennial pots, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, other vegetables and herbs, plus brown chicken eggs, and soaps, lotions, bath & face products, and Christmas ornaments.

Gregory Farm – blueberries, peaches, nectarines, apples, and pears from Eastern WA, plus zucchini, onions, and cucumbers from Paul’s farm. WIC/FMNP/EBT and debit/credit accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

Glenwood Gardens – perennials and conifers; EBT accepted for eligible items; debit/credit tokens redeemable. 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 and debit/credit accepted. Produce grown using organic methods.

StartNow – basil, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant and greens, plus elegant lettuce and arugula. 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; debit/credit tokens accepted.

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

Hummingbird Hills Soda – 14 varieties of homemade sodas.

London Maid Crumpets & Crackers – crumpets and rosemary crackers. EBT accepted for eligible items; debit/credit tokens accepted.

Viking Feast Ice Cream – Flavors this week will be: Candy Apple, Idun’s Apple Cobbler, Pumpkin Lord, Arctic Vanilla, Raspberry Cream, and Orchards of Asgard. EBT accepted for eligible items; debit/credit tokens accepted.

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

Made in Manette – handmade aprons, clothespin bags, soaps, and knitted goods. Debit/credit tokens accepted.

Mel’s Bells Jewelry – beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, plus new design your own “Pandora” style jewelry. Debit/credit tokens accepted.

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

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:
Harlow Gardens
Sandy’s Gourmet Indulgence
Scoops Roasted Nuts & Bavarian Bratwursts (will return in 2011)
Sersie’s Seasonings (will return in 2011)
Works by Ariegaw (will return in 2011)

MUSIC IN THE MARKET:
Sept 30th and Oct 7th & 14th – Kinda Country (Jeff Berger)

MARKET FUN-RAISING
You can help support the Market by becoming a Community Member (for just $30 a season), or a Sponsor, to help us bring musicians to the market, allow for additional seating, and educational events within the Market. To learn more about becoming a Sponsor, visit our website (www.bremertonmarket.com) and click on the “Be a Sponsor” tab.

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