This week’s main event is a rolling water conservation demo that’s part of the city’s Slow the Flow initiative. It’s going to focus on drought-resistant landscaping and gardening, zone planting and drip irrigation, so you can get a top-notch yard that’s also low-maintenance and low-cost. (Pictured above is Russian Sage, one of many beautiful and practical drought-tolerant perennials.)
That activity runs for the duration of the market and should be informative as well as fun. If you’ve been harboring any questions about hardy veggies and flowers, optimal watering times or how to plant for our climate, now’s your chance to ask them.
Our musician this week is Mike Ross, a guitarist who’s performed at the Spokane Club, First Friday events, Coeur d’Alene Resort and wineries all over town. He plays bluesy rock as well as some Spanish-inflected solos. Here’s a video of him performing “Lady Madonna” at Pig Out in the Park in 2011. He starts at 4pm and will play until the market closes at 7pm.
Here are the vendors who are scheduled to join us today:
- Alpine Bakery – A full range of baked goods, including gluten-free
- Awesome Possum – Handmade all-natural lotion bars and lip balms
- Chattaroy Cheese Co. – Farmstead goat cheese
- Country Buddies – Jams, salsas and more
- Courtney’s Crafts for Costa Rica – Handmade jewelry, scrapbooks and more
- The Farm Yard – Neighborhood-grown veggies, herbs and more
- The Father’s Table – Neighborhood-grown veggies, herbs and starts
- Food for All (aka Vinegar Flats) – Locally grown veggies and herbs
- Gourmet Foragables – Wild-harvest edibles including mushrooms & berries
- KC Creations – Beaded lanyards, leashes, earrings, photos and custom cards
- Jenkins Java – Cold- and hot-brewed coffee plus sodas
- Mama Torrez Salsas – Authentic salsas, pico de gallo and chips
- Mary Beauregard – Plastic canvas needlepoint
- Morning Sun Bakery – Cinnamon rolls, muffins, cakes, tarts and pies
- Orange Thyme – Natural balms, soaps, perfume oils, body butters and more
- Patti’s Pies – Homemade pies
- Riverfront Farm – Locally grown vegetables from Project Hope Spokane
- Rufino A. Zusimbo – Chair massage
- The Scone Ranger – Sweet and savory scones
- Simply Sweets – Confectionery including baklava and brittles
- SnowBerry Ridge – Raw honey
- Song Sparrow Farms – Locally grown vegetables
- Vladimir Kuzmenko – Fruits and vegetables from the Yakima area
Please note that Petunia’s Marketplace, which also carries eggs and meat from Ramstead Ranch, is only scheduled to be with us on odd-numbered dates this year. Fortunately, their shop is just two blocks away from the market.
Jenkins Java will be selling gallons and half-gallons of milk from Spokane’s Family Farm. Gallons are only $4.50 — less expensive than the same milk at most supermarkets.
Vladimir thought he might have apricots and blueberries this week in addition to cherries. We’ll know when he arrives!
As we have a few dump passes left over from last week (and they’re still valid for a few more days), Emerson-Garfield residents will still be able to claim them at the central market booth.