2020 Season Vendors

Even though farmers markets around the country will function a little differently this season due to COVID-19 (please read what precautions we’re taking and what we expect of our vendors and shoppers), we couldn’t be more excited about our 2020 vendor lineup.

This season brings many returning favorites as well as some fresh faces with really amazing offerings.

with even more to come as the season unfolds. We look forward to seeing you there!

* Joining the market in mid-June or later.

COVID-19 Precautions at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market

As a valuable food resource for our neighborhood and the wider community, the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market is designated as an essential business.

We’re pleased to bring you an opportunity to shop for groceries in an open-air environment and support local businesses—including farmers from our region! Shopping at a farmers market helps sustain our local economy. It also means fewer people will be in contact with your food.

Amid a time of uncertainty, we’re proud to be able to continue offering our market in the same place (2310 N Monroe) at the same time (Fridays, 3 to 7pm) and for a full 17-week season (June 5 to September 25, 2020).

We will be accepting cash, cards, EBT and WIC/Senior Checks this year (no personal checks, please). Our EBT Snap Market Match is a 100% match rate this year, which is up 80% from last year’s program. That means EBT customers will double their spending money when they shop at the market!

🍒 Changes to Market Activities 🍒

  • We love your pets, but this season we are asking you to keep them home. We will miss them dearly and are looking forward to 2021 when they can join us again. Service animals are always welcome. 🐾
  • We are postponing all our “non-essential” arts and crafts vendors until further notice. The usual number of farms, bakeries and prepared food vendors will be joining us and look forward to seeing you this season.
  • We will be eliminating public tables, benches and other public seating areas.
  • We are canceling all extracurricular activities such as onsite kids activities (KERNEL), story time, live music and special events.
  • We are discontinuing sampling, eliminating all common condiments and requiring all ready-to-eat food to be consumed offsite.

☀️ Our COVID-19 Safety Plan ☀️

You will probably notice some similarities in our plan that mirror other guidelines being used by markets in our region. As a proud member of the Inland Northwest Farmers Market Association, we stand proud in prioritizing the safety of our patrons and vendors.

  • We will have ONE designated entrance (at our the market info booth) and ONE designated exit for the market.
  • Hand-washing stations will be at the entrance & exit of market.
  • Booths will be spaced at least 10 feet apart from each other.
  • Markings will be made on the ground to suggest 6-foot distance to comply with physical distancing.
  • We will be posting signage for customers with recommendations for market behavior.
  • We will be posting signage for customers to find products and vendors at the market.
  • To minimize handling, we are requiring vendors (not the customer) to choose and package products.
  • Sick shoppers, vendors and market volunteers will be sent home and prohibited from the market.

💗 How You Can Help Us Be Successful 💗

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  • Please stay home if you are sick.
  • Wear a mask to the market.
  • Use the hand-washing stations.
  • Come with a grocery list to shop.
  • Limit how many people from your household visit (ideally 1 or 2).
  • Offer to shop for your friends and neighbors.
  • Let vendors pick and package your groceries.
  • Do not eat at the market. Consume food offsite.
  • Wash items when you get home.
  • Share photos of what you got from the market. Tag us and the vendor on social media (Facebook & Instagram).
  • Leave positive and constructive Google and Facebook reviews.

THANK YOU for supporting LOCAL! With love from your 100% volunteer Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market!! 🍓🍞🍏🥚🍯🥧

2019 Market Vendor Application Now Available

The vendor application for the 2019 season—our seventh!—of the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market is now live.

Interested vendors can apply using our online form. It’s easy and free.

Alternatively, you can download the vendor application as a PDF, print it out and mail it to the address provided.

Full-season fees are the same as in prior years. It costs $250 up front, but vendors who attend at least 15 of the 17 markets will receive up to half of their fee back. That works out to a booth fee of just $7.35 per market.

We look forward to receiving your application! If you have any questions, please e-mail market@emersongarfield.org or call (509) 255-3072.

2018 Market Vendor Application Now Available!

The 2018 market vendor application has been posted. As always, we’re welcoming a variety of growers, ranchers, bakers, and more to be a part of our market.

The fees are unchanged from last season. In other words, if you attend 90% of the markets (15 of 17), you’ll get up to half of your full-season fee of $250 back at the end of the season as a way of saying thanks for your consistency and loyalty.

You can easily apply online at http://bit.ly/EGFM-2018 or click here to download the PDF version of the application, which you can then print, fill out and mail.

Craftwalk 2017

After taking a hiatus last year as the market transitioned to its new site, Craftwalk — our annual arts- and crafts-focused market — is returning this season. It’s scheduled for Friday, September 1.

What exactly happens during Craftwalk?

Well, every year we get phone calls and applications from way more arts and craft vendors than any single market can accommodate. For one market date in September we invite all of those artists and crafters out and make a special event of it.

On that day, these nonfood vendors form a huge ring along the sidewalk around the regularly scheduled farmers market.

Crafts + sidewalk = Craftwalk.

Typically Craftwalk vendors bring upcycled items, vintage goods, quilts, specialty clothing, knicknacks, soaps, jewelry, photographs, greeting cards, sculpture — you name it.

It’s a time when school’s starting and the weather is hinting that it’s about to turn colder, so Craftwalk is a good time to come browse for unique back-to-school goodies, small or large gifts, home décor, and a range of other items. Plus do some of your weekly food shopping, of course.

Admission is free for everyone, and the cost to participate as a vendor is just $10. To apply, we encourage you to use our free and easy online application form.

Questions? Call 255-3072 or send an e-mail to market@emersongarfield.org.