Join us this Thursday at the market! We’ve got lots of great activities for the kiddos, including the Read Up! program, the last Master Gardener Children’s class, and free face painting! For all the adults, we have our wonderful market vendors – bringing you the freshest, local food & crafts! PLUS, this Friday, we will have farmers both at the Harrison Hospital Market (10:30-2:00pm) and at the Kitsap County Fair (10:00-5:00pm)!
Music — Kinda Country
Special Features —
— Kitsap Children’s Reading Foundation — Read Up! Program
— MG Children’s Class: Insects and Worms: The Good Guys! What You Want In Your Garden – Meet beneficial worms and insects. Learn how insects help our gardens and make your own worm bin.
— Master Gardener Booth (Ask them all your tough gardening questions!)
— FREE! Face painting for all children at the market
— KRL Bookmobile – Violet! from 4:30-6pm
Abundantly Green – bringing fresh vegetables & herbs, plus their local, organic chicken & pasture-raised beef!
Flying Dog Farm
Gregory Farm & Johnson Orchard – variety of fresh fruit and veggies!
Harlow Gardens & Garden Bugs – Heritage Tomatoes, peppers, onions, eggplant, and more.
High Point Family Farms – All Natural Pasture Raised Pork
Robbins Honey Farm
Sahali Family Farm – will have tons of Tall Utah Celery for sale!
Wyckels Farm – summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes.
Processed & Prepared Foods:
Anna Christina’s Fudge – Anna Christina’s booth now has Blackberry Cream and Lemon-Lime fudge available, in addition to their typical flavors! Every good person deserves fudge!
Barb’s Sweets & Treats
Bon Bon Bakery – this week is Bon Bon’s second to last Thursday market for this year, so don’t miss out! Enjoy a delicious piece of quiche, glorious cake, or fruit tart in the warm dappled shade at our lovely market in the park. This week only: join the Bon Bon mailing list and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two pieces of Bon Bon’s delicious cake-of-the-day! Fresh and handmade, mostly gluten-free, always delicious. See you Thursday!
CJ’s Evergreen General Store
London Maid Crumpets
Mad Moose Pizza
Scoops Brats & Nuts
Smoking Pig Foods
Viking Feast Ice Cream –Tomorrow we will be bringing the much-awaited Berry Battlefield; Blue, Black and Raspberries together in a battle for dominance! This flavor has a very short window due to the harvest times of each type of berry so we can only offer it for about 4 weeks. We will also have Dark-Elf Delight, Arctic Vanilla, and Mint Chip Avalanche.
Crafters / Artisans:
Anything but White
Desert Jill Designs
Inspired by Athena
Made in Manette & Wooden Clothespin– Made in Manette will be back at the market this Thursday!
Salish Soap Co.
Sue’s Lavender & More
Tessa Essentials – now offering Ti-tree essential oil. Ti-tree oil is anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial. Like Lavender, a great essential oil to keep in the medicine cabinet.
Vicente Garrido – bringing a variety of handcrafted wooden bowls, walking sticks and jewelry, as well as squid lures!
READ UP! – STOP THE SUMMER SLIDE!
Hundreds of children in our community will have access to free books this summer thanks to the National Children’s Reading Foundation’s Read Up! summer literacy program. The program aims to reverse the “summer slide”, a situation where students lose up to three months of reading skills when school is out.
Children’s Reading Foundation of Kitsap-Olympic Peninsulas’ volunteers are bringing Read Up! to the market every Thursday through the end of August.
There will be two 20 minute “read-alouds” at 5:15 and 6:30 for children from birth to age 8 and their parents or caregivers. Each week, adults leave with new skills and motivation to encourage reading and children leave with a free new book and fun take-home materials!
Our new matching $ program, called Market Bucks, needs more $$ to keep it going! This program allows the Market to match the first $5 spent by our EBT / SNAP customers. If you are interested in making a donation to keep this program going, please contact Julia, our Market Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-633-6137.