Got pests in your garden? This week experts from the WSU Master Gardener Program will be at the market to help identify pests and instruct you on how to get rid of them in an environmentally friendly way. Snap a photo of the bugs that are gorging on your grapes or ravaging your roses, or bring a couple specimens in a sealed Ziplock so that the master gardeners can ID them. They’ll also be sharing more general tips on how to keep your veggies, fruits and flowers from getting nibbled on (or worse) by insects. You’ll even learn about beneficial insects — such as the ones that keep aphid populations under control.
This week’s musician is Emerson-Garfield’s very own Renaissance man, Bryant McKinley, who’s performing as Spokaloo. Bryant has performed at our market many times before and his keyboard-backed pop and rock classics have always been a hit. In fact, you can see the spontaneous dancing that broke out to his playing in the photo on this page.
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 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
- KJ Pottery – Handcrafted functional pottery for the home and elsewhere
- 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
- Petunia’s Marketplace — Preserves, honey, gourmet items
- R.P. Guerrero Farms – Organic fruit (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples)
- Riverfront Farm – Locally grown vegetables from Project Hope Spokane
- Rufino A. Zusimbo – Chair massage
- 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
The Scone Ranger is on vacation this week, but Morning Sun will be bringing a full supply of scones so you can get your fix.
R.P. Guerrero will be joining us for the first time this week. They’re a certified organic farm out of Quincy, and they’ll have pears, apples, cherries and apricots. Vladimir will round out that fruit assortment with several varieties of cherries, more apricots and plenty of blueberries.
Petunia’s Marketplace will be joining us this week — remember, Stacy is here on odd-numbered weeks throughout the season. She’ll also have eggs and meat from Ramstead Ranch so you can do a full-service shop.
And speaking of a full-service shop, Jenkins Java will be selling gallons and half-gallons of milk from Spokane’s Family Farm. Gallons are only $4.50, which is less expensive than the same milk at most supermarkets.