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SNAP Market Match and Farm to Food Pantry

The SNAP Market Match Program DOUBLES the amount of EBT dollars you’ll be able to use on fresh veggies and fruits up to $40. Lots of chances to put delicious local vegetables in your basket!

Farm to Food Pantry farmers have been generously supplying fresh produce to local food banks, and you can also find them at your local farmers market.
Look for the Farm to Food Pantry booth sign and let our farmers know you love and appreciate the bounty of their fields.

Farmers participating in the 2022 Kitsap Farm to Food Pantry Program include:

  • Bainbridge Island Farm (Bainbridge FM)
  • Blackjack Valley Farm (Farmstand)
  • Butler Greens Farm, Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge FM)
  • Courter Country Farm, Poulsbo (Farmstand)
  • Fat Turnip Farm, Kingston (Farmstand)
  • Full Tilth Farm, Poulsbo (Poulsbo FM)
  • Leets Local Lettuce (Port Orchard FM)
  • Lovely Blueberries, Poulsbo (Farmstand)
  • Persephone Farm, Indianola (Bainbridge FM)
  • Pumphouse Farm (Poulsbo FM)
  • Roots Farm, Poulsbo (Bremerton FM)
  • Walker Meadow Farm, Poulsbo (Poulsbo FM)
  • Wintercreek Farm, Poulsbo (Poulsbo FM)

Learn more!

– Posted June 9, 2022

 

WSU Kitsap Beach Explorations

We are excited to share that the first WSU Kitsap Beach Exploration is scheduled, at Kingston Ferry Terminal beach (aka Saltair Beach Park) on May 17! It has been a couple years since we have been out on the beaches in-person, sharing, observing, and discovering the amazing intertidal life with the community. Come on out, say hi, and let’s see what we can find and learn about.

Click here for the full schedule

– Posted May 10, 2022

MGs at Bremerton Farmers Market

Come see us at the Bremerton Farmer’s Market every Thursday through August! We will also be teaching a class on the second Thursday of each month.

Learn More

– Posted May 3, 2022

Become a Habitat Steward Virtual Workshop

May 10th, 12th, 17th, and 19th
6:30–9 PM

REGISTER NOW

The National Wildlife Federation is offering a specialized, multi-week online workshop (via Zoom!) to teach you how to create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, andother areas in your community. You get to meet and learn from local conservation professionals and current NWF Habitat Stewards and other similarly interested folks while participating in this interactive, fun, and highly informative webinar!

Presented by the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the Russell Family Foundation

– Posted April 22, 2022

Kitsap Great Give 2022

The Great Give is 24 hours of online giving hosted by Kitsap Community Foundation! The event is April 19, 2022, but early giving is going on right now!

See our pages:

Note: To donate to more than one nonprofit in a single transaction, click “Add to cart” from any nonprofit page or you may use the shopping cart to add as many nonprofits as you would like. When you’re done adding donations, then complete the remainder of the form check out.

SNAP Market Match

Redeemable at participating farmers markets in Washington.


Double your SNAP/EBT dollars! Markets match up to $40 per day. Check with your local market for their daily match amount.


Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to the farmers market information tent.
  2. Swipe your EBT card for the amount you want to spend at the market.
  3. Match your EBT dollars with SNAP Market Match.
  4. Shop for fresh produce, seeds, and plant starts.

LEARN MORE HERE!

– Posted March 31, 2022

Become a Kitsap Beach Naturalist!

The Kitsap Peninsula is an incredible place to learn about the waters and marine life that surround us. The Kitsap Beach Naturalist program is for people who want to discover and explore our shorelines and the sea life that call them home.

This program is designed for anyone who is interested in learning directly from regional experts about Salish Sea marine habitats and species, restoration and conservation efforts, and community science opportunities.

Class sessions: Five zoom class sessions – April 12, 14, 19 from 9:30am-2:30pm and two zoom class sessions April 21 & May 5 from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Optional In-Person Field Trips: Four optional field trips April 21, 23, 30 and May 3. You will receive more information upon registration. Times are tide dependent.

Registration: Early bird (before March 31): $75. General (after March 31): $85. Registration deadline is April 8. Space is limited! Full refunds may be administered through April 11, 2022, after which participants will not be refunded. Scholarships are available for qualifying applicants.

For more information, contact Amy Smalley.

– Posted March 9, 2022

MG Chats on Zoom – 2022

Do you want to talk to a Kitsap Master Gardener in person?

Join one of the weekly Zoom diagnostic clinics every Tuesday at 4:00 PM, May 24 through August 30, 2022.

You will need a Zoom account. Get a free one here: https://zoom.us/
(Need more help? Click here!)

While it’s not the same as being face-to-face, you will be able to talk in real time to a Master Gardener, share photos and maybe even take your device out to the garden to show the plants you’re asking about!

Click on the link, or copy and paste it to your device to use later:

LINK: https://bit.ly/ZoomClinics2022
Meeting ID: 916 8402 8001
Passcode: 792582
To join by phone, call: 1-253-215-8782
Password: 792582