The Bremerton Farmers Market is celebrating Farmers Market Week this week, as part of the 13th Annual National Farmers Market Week, Washington State Farmers Market Week and Kitsap County Farmers Market Week!
To recognize strong consumer and farmer support for the markets, Governor Christine Gregoire, the Washington State Department of Agriculture, Washington State Farmers Market Association and Kitsap County Commissioners have declared Farmers Market Week Aug. 5-11.
Governor Gregoire said, “I encourage all Washingtonians to take part in Farmers Market Week and enjoy this fine produce, while supporting our local farmers and small businesses.” Bremerton Farmers Market is taking Gregoire’s challenge to heart and asking the community to support Bremerton Farmers Market that week by doing grocery shopping exclusively at the market. All customers who make a purchase at a vendor’s booth of $5 or more will get one free Bremerton Farmers Market button, while supplies last.
We encourage all customers to not only visit the market, but vote with their wallet, by spending their grocery money at the Bremerton Farmers Market this week. You will also find hand crafted products, baked goods, prepared foods, live music and an all-around good time at our market. We’re proud of this market and what we bring to our community!
Bremerton Farmers Market has grown tremendously in the last few years. It doubled in vendor sales from 2010 – 2011, but many people in the Bremerton community are still unaware that there are two farmers market during the week right here in Bremerton. We hope the Governor’s challenge will not only increase spending at the market to support our vendors, but also increase awareness about the market in our Bremerton community.
Bremerton Farmers Market will also be doing a Facebook campaign, for the community to participate and show their friends that they are participating in the Governor’s challenge. Look for details on the market’s Facebook page this week for more information (www.facebook.com/BremertonMarket).
Click for a copy of Governor Chris Gregoire’s proclamation and Kitsap County Commissioner’s proclamation for Washington State Farmers Market Week. We look forward to seeing you at the market and appreciate your support of our market vendors!