It’s that time of year again – Bainbridge Island 2023 Farmers Market Opens April 1st!

The new season begins Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 10am to 2pm.

BI Farmers Market logo 2023Prior to the Market’s filing of the Association’s Articles of Incorporation with Washington state in 1990, founding members, Brian MacWhorter (Butler Green Farms), and Anne and Peter Weber (Farmhouse Organics) gathered on what is now Winslow Green and set up an informal weekly market to sell their locally grown produce. Over the years, the market has evolved and grown to accommodate the island’s growing population, and now hosts over 40 local vendors, including farmersfood vendors, and crafters with artisan-made goods.


Farmers 2023The Market’s Opening Day will feature locally grown produce, plants, flowers, and wine, as well as beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Artisans and crafters will offer macramé, greeting cards, paintings, and all-natural cosmetics, and food vendors round out the Market menu with bread, pastries, alternative milks, and limited prepared foods. More vendors are planning to attend later in the season as well.

Food Vendors 2023This year we welcome back Market Manager, Jenny Nickolaus. After founding and operating her own restaurant in Portland, Oregon, she and her partner took time off to embark upon an RVing adventure and travelled around the country. When they decided to settle down again, they couldn’t resist the pull of the Pacific Northwest and settled in Poulsbo. Jenny has brought a wealth of experience in the food industry and a desire to share the delights of our local growers, crafters and farmers with the community. In addition to managing the Market, Jenny has worked with other organizations to coordinate their programs, such as this year’s FAM JAM at KiDiMu.

Crafters 2023LIVE MUSIC—the Market is always on the lookout for musical performers, if you or your band are interested in performing at the Market, email them here.

VENDORS: If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at the Market, create a profile on their new platform (click here for the profile page), once your profile is complete, follow the steps to apply.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: The Market offers several different levels of sponsorship opportunities, see below for details:

 Set the Stage Monthly Music Sponsor
This sponsorship helps pay for the weekly musicians and associated costs to keep the music playing throughout the year.

  • May (4 Weeks) $2000
  • June (4 Weeks) $2000
  • July (5 Weeks) $2500
  • August (4 Weeks) $2000
  • September (5 Weeks) $2500
  • October (4 Weeks) $2000
  • November (4 Weeks) $2000


  • Exclusive logo on banner on music tent for the weeks sponsored
  • 1 email blast about your business during the sponsored month (using our email list)
  • Logo & link on Website (for the entirety of 2022 market season)
  • Weekly mentions/tags on social media announcing band lineup during your sponsored month
  • 1 booth day (5×10 space) during your sponsored month (will be part of manager booth area)

Image courtesy of BIFM 2021Sprout Sponsor
For those that want to help grow and support the market, this ​$500 sponsorship would allow us to introduce new classes, events, market “areas”, and activities at the market by helping pay for the permits, fees, and other promotional and administrative costs associated with them.


  • Logo on BIFM Sponsor banner
  • Logo & link on website (for the entirety of 2023 market season)
  • 1 email blast highlighting your business using our email list.
  • 3 Social media tags/mentions throughout the season

BFFs of BIFM Sponsor
This $250 sponsorship is intended to help us “keep the lights on” and expand the capability of the market. Money from this sponsorship would be used in a variety of ways; general administrative costs, purchasing a software application and subscription for market management, payroll, and any of the other costs the market incurs to stay open.


  • Logo on BIFM sponsor banner
  • Logo & link on website (for the entirety of 2023 market season)
  • 1 Social media post (per market season) highlighting business addition, they are looking for an exclusive sponsor for this year’s branded merchandise, which will be reusable beverage containers that will comply with the new COBI regulations.

Don’t See Exactly What You’re Looking For? BIFM can tailor a sponsorship to what your business needs or wants. From events to logoed merchandise, if you think it, they can do it.

If you would like to know more about these sponsorship programs and how you can participate, visit: Sponsors and Friends of BIFM (

The Market partners with the Washington State Farmers Market Association, which works to build, market, and educate communities on the growth of local farmers markets and food access, to learn more, click here.

The Bainbridge Island Farmers Market Association (BIFMA) is a non-profit organization operated by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of vendors and community members. BIFMA’s mission is to provide a marketplace which connects local farmers, artisan food and craft makers with the community.

For additional question, contact Jenny directly at

*Images and content provided by Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market and Margaret Millmore

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