Call for Board Member Nominations

 

2018 Board Nominations Open_FB PIC

Do you love farmers markets?
Are you passionate about supporting a sustainable and viable local economy?

Consider joining the BCFM Board and help us continue making a positive impact in our community!

The Bremerton Community Farmers Market is a fabulously welcoming and bustling market tucked among the trees and beside the sea at Evergreen-Rotary Park. Each Thursday from May to October we offer a market bursting with great vendors, music, educational opportunities, kids’ activities, and more. The market is responsibly managed with an eye to offering innovative programs and initiatives for our community. Our board is fun and forward-thinking, and we enjoy the work we do.

Qualified candidates have a passion for local, sustainable agriculture and the enthusiasm and drive to make things happen. We are looking for committed community members able to inspire others and build community relationships. We are looking for the following skills:

  • Ability to work well as a team to reach prudent decisions that further the BCFM’s mission
  • A background in finance, marketing and/or fundraising are strongly preferred.
  • Business or non-profit experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of budgets, short and long-range planning, policy development

Board member responsibilities require an average commitment of about 6-8 hours per month, for a three year term. Duties include attending monthly board meetings, plus other tasks as assigned (based on your skills and interest) such as working in committees, community outreach, special events planning, program planning and implementation.

To apply, please fill out the Board Nomination Form 2020 and e-mail to  manager@bremertonmarket.com.

3rd Annual Art Contest

 

The Bremerton Community Farmers Market (BCFM) is holding our 3rd Annual Art Design Contest and need your help to ensure we have an amazing food inspired piece of artwork to feature on our one of a kind 2020 market shirt! Not only will the design be viewed on shirts used for fundraising this season, but it will also be featured as part of this year’s market poster, postcards, and other promotional materials throughout 2020.

Our Humble Prize for the Winning Artwork:

  • $50 worth of Bremerton Community Farmers Market tokens, good for spending at any BCFM market vendor booth.
  • Recognition on our website and social media platform throughout the 2020 season
  • The warm fuzzy feeling of helping out a local organization with your talents – plus the joy of watching everyone look awesome in your unique design!

Design Criteria:

  • The following text (somewhere in your design): Bremerton Community Farmers Market (emphasis on COMMUNITY!)
  • Original artwork design
  • Three colors maximum
  • 300 DPI
  • If submitting hand drawn art, should fill 8 ½ x 11-inch paper

Things You Should Avoid Including:

  • Do NOT use photos
  • Do NOT use stock images or clip art
  • Do NOT submit copyrighted work
  • Do NOT include graphic/offensive art/images

To Enter:

Submissions are due by March 1st, 2020
Email designs to manager@bremertonmarket.com
Subject line: 2020 Market Art Design Entry
Include full name in your submission email along with any contact info needed for us to get a hold of you.

If your design is selected, we reserve the right to use your design in any manner, including but not limited to: reproducing the design, selling items bearing the design, changing or reworking the design by making color or size changes, making derivative works of the design, using the design on the Bremerton Community Farmers Market website and on promotional materials.

Happy Designing!

Community Impact Report

Thanks for a great Season

Thank you for all the community support!!

A huge thank you to our community sponsors, partners, volunteers, vendors, and customers.  2019 has been one of our most successful seasons yet and we could not have done it without you. It was our second year of the Kids Market Bucks Club and we served and educated over 515 children throughout the season about the importance of fresh foods and a healthy lifestyle. We have continued to grow our vendor base in hopes of providing our community with even more fresh, nutritious, locally grown options for their families. We are already looking forward to 2020 and hope to see you each Thursday May through mid-October for more farmers market fun!

Bremerton Community Farmers Market by the Numbers 2019:

  • 17075 Total Attendees with an average of 775 per market
  • 515 kids served through Kids Market Bucks Program
    • 15 kids participated in ALL 6 the kids market days, earning a special prize!
    • $3102 dollars provided to kids to spend on fruits and vegetables
  • $1802 Fresh bucks incentive program provided to low income shoppers to spend on fresh produce
  • Kitsap Harvest- 782 pounds donated which is valued at $1305.94
  • 23 markets with live music
  • Average of 25 vendors per market
  • 130 community organization booths
  • 69 unique booths/vendors

Final Market 2019

October 10, 2019 (3)

Final 2019 BCFM October 10th, 2019

Its our final market of 2019! Make sure to stop by and say hello and stock up from your favorite farmers, artisans, wineries, and food vendors before we say goodbye until next spring. Mike “Burdman” Burdorff will be playing in the music tent.

We’ve had a wonderful year with lots of new faces, vendors, community groups and consumers! Special thank you to all our sponsors this year. (United Way of Kitsap, WIilco, the City of Bremerton, Molina Health Care, Peninsula Commuinty Health Services, Holly Ridge Center, Rice Fergus Miller, Fingers Duke, The Manette Clinic, Bremerton Rotary Club, Oranic Valley-Pacific Northwest Nova Group, Pheasant Fields Farm and Bremerton Letterpress).

We hope to see everyone out today to shop and support local!

As always, we offer the Fresh Bucks matching program. For every $5 in EBT a SNAP customer takes out at market they will receive $2 extra in Fresh Bucks to purchase even more fresh fruits & veggies. Just visit our market info booth for full information and how to get started.

We hope to see you at market!

Community Organizations
Eastside Drama Kids

Farmers
Around the Table Farm
Dusk to Dawn Farm
Gregory Farms
Walker Meadows
Harsh Farm
Roots Farm
Skokomish Valley Farms
Shorts Family Farm
Taylors Honey Farm
Red Cedar Farms

Processors/Prepared Food
Heavens Kettle Corn
Dudes Donuts

Wineries/Breweries
Stinas Cellars
Finn River
Seabeck Cellars

Artisans
Diane’s Dezines
Musables
RNR Originals
Catalyst Public School
Krys Kreations
Handy Andy

Pumpkin Painting Party

pumpkin party

October 3, 2019, Pumpkin Party Sponsored by Pheasant Fields Farm

Its our final Kids Market Bucks of the season! Stop by the kids tent to check in, collect your passport and learn about the parts of a pumpkin, then head over to the pumpkin painting tent to pick out and paint your very own pumpkin! This event is generously sponsored by Pheasant Fields Farm.

We hope to see everyone out today to shop and support local!

As always, we offer the Fresh Bucks matching program. For every $5 in EBT a SNAP customer takes out at market they will receive $2 extra in Fresh Bucks to purchase even more fresh fruits & veggies. Just visit our market info booth for full information and how to get started.

We hope to see you at market!

Community Organizations

Drama Kids

Farmers

Around the Table Farm
Dusk to Dawn Farm
Gregory Farms
Walker Meadows
Harsh Farm
Roots Farm
Skokomish Valley Farms
Shorts Family Farm
Taylors Honey Farm
Red Cedar Farm
Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

Processors/Prepared Food

Crusty Crumbz
Heavens Kettle Corn
Dudes Donuts
Viking Feast Ice Cream
Monica’s Waterfront Café and Bakery
Pedros Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

Wineries/Breweries

Stinas Cellars
Finn River
Seabeck Cellars

Artisans

Catalyst Public School
Krys Kreations
Rengoose Creations
Handy Andy

Shop Local Today at Evergreen Park!

 

Come down to Evergreen Park tonight between 4pm and 7pm to enjoy the last week of summer before school starts. Bring your kids and visit your favorite vendors, grab a bite to eat, and listen to some awesome local music. It is going to be a beautiful day at market. We hope you will join us!

As always, we offer the Fresh Bucks matching program. For every $5 in EBT a SNAP customer takes out at market they will receive $2 extra in Fresh Bucks to purchase even more fresh fruits & veggies. Just visit our market info booth for full information and how to get started.

At the Market – August 29th, 2019

Music:
Banysh Mysfortune

Community Organizations:
WSU Master Gardeners
Read to Achieve

Farmers:
Around the Table Farm
Harsh Farm
Dusk to Dawn Farm
Roots Farm
Skokomish Valley Farms
Davis Farm / Joyful Plant
Taylors Honey Farm
Gregory Farms
Walker Meadows Farm
Shorts Family Farm
Hayton Farms Berries
Forest Frog Farms

Processed & Prepared Foods:
Mad Moose Pizza
Wokcraft
That’s Nacho Taco
Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café
Dudes Donuts
Crusty Crumbz on Seaview
Heavens Kettle Corn

Artisans:
Eden Natural Soaps
BobArt Blacksmithing
Perfectly Imperfect
Cloud Splitter Workshop
Rengoose Creations

Wineries / Breweries
Seabeck Cellars
Long Road Winery
Finn River

We Are Hiring!

The Bremerton Community Farmers Market is hiring for a new Market Manager to take over operations starting in August (date flexible). There will be a healthy overlap in hours for training with the current manager to get the new staff position up to speed.

This is a part-time position (20 hrs. per week April through October / up to 10 hrs per week November through March). There may be an option to take on an additional farmers market (up to 15 additional hours per week) for the right individual. If candidate is interested in additional market details will be discussed at time of interview.

Review the full BCFM Manager Job Description.

To be considered for the position, email resume and cover letter along with three professional references by July 28th, 2019 to manager@bremertonmarket.com

Qualified candidates will be scheduled for interviews the week of July 29th.

Questions regarding position may be emailed to manager@bremertonmarket.com. No phone calls please.