|Thursday May 27th, 2021 4-7 pm 1400 Park Ave Evergreen Park|
Rain Rain Go Away!
Don’t let a few raindrops keep you home. We’ve got two new farms joining us this week, Fuentes Fresh Farm and Its Growing On Us. We know a few rain drops won’t keep you from our amazing vendors and volunteers!
In other news! Kids Market Bucks Club is coming back starting next month, Thursday June 3rd!
The first Thursday of June, July, August and September will be our Kids Days 2021. We will have a Grab and Go Activity for Kids OR Parents to pick up and take home. Kids can complete their activity at home and return to our information booth, show us its been completed and recieve $4 in special Kids Market Club BUCKS on ANY Thursday for the REST of June(or corresponding months activity for each activity for July, August and September) July starts a new Kids Market Bucks Activity Once you have completed your activity we will mark your Kids Market Club Passport. Kids who complete ALL 4 activities will recieve a special reward at the end of the season.
So what exactly is our Kids Market Bucks Club?
MARKETS GROW HEALTHY KIDS!
The Bremerton Farmers Market’s Kids Market Bucks programs purpose is to educate and encourage children to take part in their local food system, meet the farmers that grow their food, and understand the benefits of eating healthy, nutritious foods.
The market will run the Kids Market Bucks a take home activity once a month on the 1st Thursday of each month. For 2021 there will be a total of 4 months of activties, June, July, August and September. Extra Full Participation of all 4 months Prizes to be awarded the first Thursday in October (October 7, 2021)
Program will benefit children 3yrs – 12 yrs old, with an emphasis on healthy eating and living activities. Each monthly activity will differ. Kids Market Bucks are good for: fresh fruits, veggies, and edible plant starts. Each child is eligible for $4/month.
Participants visit the kids market bucks booth/market information booth each week the activity is offered. They will each have a “Passport to Health” to log attendance and completion of weekly activities. There will be an extra prize given at the end of market season to those kids that have attended all 4 monthly activities. Passports are kept at the market so participants don’t have to remember to bring them back each week.
Kids are empowered to make healthier food choices on their own by having direct buying power with the market bucks. Through the activities provided monthly, they are exposed to healthier food options and healthier lifestyle behaviors which will provide them a solid foundation and enhance their food literacy.
A few reminders regarding our continued safety measures for our community:
Face masks are required to enter the market, we will have sanitizing stations at the entrances/exits and we ask that you physically distance from those not in your household.
Unfortunately no pets are allowed inside the market
(service animals are always allowed)
Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:(Reminder all Bremerton School District Students have a P-EBT Card are able to participate in the SNAP Market Match program)
Come to our Information Booth and tell us you’d like to SNAP Market Match
Swipe your EBT/P-EBT card for the amount you want to spend
You will receive that amount in EBT tokens and the same amount in SNAP Market Match dollars.
**BCFM is able to match up to $40/day/card**
You can use your SNAP Market Match bucks on all of the following items-
Seeds and plants that produce food (for example, tomato seeds or tomato plants)
All of our farm vendors accept SNAP market match for qualifying items
Market Open 4-7pm!
See you at the market!!!
Bremerton Produce Co.
Taylor Honey Farm
Its Growing on Us
Fuentes Fresh Farms
Little Bee Home LLC
Rustic Cedar Co.
Prepared & Processed Food
Monicas Waterfront Bakery and Cafe