Vendors and Activities for June 19

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:

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.