We are excited to welcome North Mason Mushroom Farm this week.
Did you know today is the FIRST KIDS MARKET BUCKS CLUB PICK UP DAY!!!!
Stop by our market booth and pick up our June Activity. Take it home and complete your activity ANY TIME in June. Just make sure to return it to the Market Information Booth on June 10th, 17th or 24th in exchange for your $4 in Kids Market Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.
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 complete their activity at home and return to our information booth, show us its been completed and receive $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 receive 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.
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.
2021 Senior Farmers Market Program
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides checks to eligible seniors to use at farmers markets throughout Kitsap County. Applications postmarked before June 11th will receive priority processing.
Pick up your application at the Market Information booth to make sure to get your application submitted before the priority processing. Also available for download via
www.mealsonwheelskitsap.org (english) or www.agingkitsap.com (Tagalog, Spanish, English)
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 Company
Fuentes Family Farms
Its Growing On Me
North Mason Mushroom Farm
Taylor Honey Farms
Little Bee Home LLC
Rustic Cedar Co.
Prepared & Processed Food
Monicas Waterfront Bakery and Cafe