Thursday June 3 @Evergreen Park, 4-7 pm



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-
Fresh vegetables
Fresh fruits
Mushrooms
Fresh herbs
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!!!
Vendors :

Farmers
Bremerton Produce Company
Fuentes Family Farms
Its Growing On Me
North Mason Mushroom Farm
Roots Farm
Taylor Honey Farms
Underground Produce 

Crafters
Dianes Dezines
Little Bee Home LLC
Rustic Cedar Co.

Prepared & Processed Food
Cafe Rendezvous 
Crusty Crumbz 
Monicas Waterfront Bakery and Cafe 

Thursday May 27 @Evergreen Park, 4-7 pm

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-
Fresh vegetables
Fresh fruits
Mushrooms
Fresh herbs
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!!!
Vendors :

Farmers
Bremerton Produce Co.
Taylor Honey Farm
Roots Farm
Its Growing on Us
Fuentes Fresh Farms

Crafters
Little Bee Home LLC
Rustic Cedar Co.
BobArt
 

Prepared & Processed Food 
Cafe Rendezvous 
Crusty Crumbz 
Monicas Waterfront Bakery and Cafe 

Back at Evergreen Park -Thursday May 20th 2021 4-7 pm

Thursday May 20th, 2021
We had a wonderful 2nd week at the market and excited to be back again this week with a great group of vendors.  We also are happy to announce we are reopening our Kids Market Bucks Club, starting June 3rd! Kids Market Bucks Club will be the first Thursday of each month! Stay tuned for more details! 

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. Pay attention to signs to guide your way. Unfortunately no pets are allowed inside the market(service animals are always allowed). 

We are so excited to be back at the park and can’t wait to see you! 
Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:

Come to our Information Booth and tell us you’d like to SNAP Market Match
Swipe your 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-
Fresh vegetables
Fresh fruits
Mushrooms
Fresh herbs
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!!!
Vendors :

Farmers
Bremerton Produce Co.
Taylor Honey Farm
Roots Farm
Underground Produce 

Crafters
Little Bee Home LLC
Rustic Cedar Co.
BobArt
Dianes Dezines 

Prepared & Processed Food 
Cafe Rendezvous 
Crusty Crumbz 
Monicas Waterfront Bakery and Cafe 

Back at Evergreen Park -Thursday May 13th 2021 4-7 pm

Thursday May 13th, 2021
We had a wonderful opening market last week. Thank you to Mayor Greg Wheeler for coming out and helping us kick off the day right with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Also a HUGE thank you to all the community memberes that came out and supported our farmers, crafters, bakers and makers! It was so great to be back in Evergreen park and we can only GROW from here. 

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. Pay attention to signs to guide your wayUnfortunately no pets are allowed inside the market(service animals are always allowed). 

We are so excited to be back at the park and can’t wait to see you! 
Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:

Come to our Information Booth and tell us you’d like to SNAP Market Match
Swipe your 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-
Fresh vegetables
Fresh fruits
Mushrooms
Fresh herbs
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!!!
Vendors :

Farmers
Taylor Honey Farm
Roots Farm
Underground Produce 

Crafters
BobArt
Dianes Dezines 

Prepared & Processed Food 
Cafe Rendezvous 
Crusty Crumbz 
Monicas Waterfront Bakery and Cafe 

Wine and Cider
Stinas Cellars
Finnriver Cidery 
Seabeck Cellars

Opening Day @ Evergreen Park Thursday May 6th 2021 4-7 pm

Thursday May 6th- Opening DayWe are so excited to be back at Evergreen Park! We have a great group of vendors for our 1st market of the season. We need your help making it a healthy, safe market!

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. Pay attention to signs to guide your way. Unfortunately no pets are allowed inside the market(service animals are always allowed). 

We are so excited to be back at the park and can’t wait to see you! Have you heard about the statewide SNAP Market Match program?
If you use SNAP/EBT:
Come to our Information Booth and tell us you’d like to SNAP Market Match
Swipe your 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-
Fresh vegetables
Fresh fruits
Mushrooms
Fresh herbs
Seeds and plants that produce food (for example, tomato seeds or tomato plants)
All of our farm vendors accept SNAP market match for qualifying itemsMarket Open 4-7pm!
See you at the market!!!
Vendors :

Farmers
Bremerton Produce Company
Roots Farm
Underground Produce 

Crafters
Little Bee Home
Dianes Dezines 

Prepared & Processed Food 
Cafe Rendezvous 
Crusty Crumbz 
Monicas Waterfront Bakery and Cafe 

Wine and Cider
Stinas Cellars
Finnriver Cidery 
Seabeck Cellars

Opening Day @ Evergreen Park Thursday May 6th 2021 4-7 pm

We are back at the park! Opening day will be May 6th 2021, at Evergreen Park. We are so excited to be back at the park, but we are going to need your help to keep it a safe market for all. We are excited to be back on familiar ground and are happy to have such an amazing space for the market. 

In order to make this a successful safe event we are looking for volunteers! Email: Manager@bremertonmarket.com for more information on how you can help! 

Please remember to wear a mask, distance your self and be aware of signage so that we can continue to operate safely at the park. Thank you all for all of your support this last year, and we look forward to a wonderful 2021 Market season.  

Success in the WA Legislature!

This article, written by Jackie Aitchison, Washington State Farmers Market Association Executive Director and Poulsbo Farmers Market Manager, details the huge success our network of farmers market advocates celebrated with the recent short session of the Washington State Legislature to preserve the tax-exempt status of non-profit organizations who allow use of their sites for farmers markets.

Grassroots Advocacy in Washington State: A Success Story