Vendors and Activities for August 7

It’s the tenth week of the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market — that means we’re smack dab in the middle of our season. But it’s National Farmers Market Week, too, and in honor of that we’re holding our second annual cooking demo with local chef Adam Hegsted of The Wandering Table and The Yards Bruncheon.

Using recipes from the Washington State Farmers Market Association, Adam will be making three tasty dishes with market ingredients. The recipes are below — and you can also pick up free glossy recipe cards of them at the market.

West Central Community Center WIC will also be distributing Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers at today’s market. WIC clients, please come down and collect yours! We have eight vendors with fresh, delicious, affordably priced produce who can accept these vouchers.

We’ll also have our first-ever mead vendor at the market! Hierophant Meadery will be joining us for the rest of the season. They sell mead, honey, kombucha, cordial syrups and more.

For music, we’ll have Hannah Siglin. She wowed the market a few weeks ago, and we’re thrilled to have her back so soon.

Spokane Hope Christian Reformed Church, the congregation that shares a building with Knox Presbyterian, will have their authentic Korean food to eat in or take out. They swear it’s the best Korean food in town – and many of our patrons would enthusiastically agree.

The market booth will have a new batch of dump passes worth $20 for Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood residents. Stop by and get yours to save some money on hauling yard or household refuse to the dump.

And we’ll also be hosting the fifth week of our free KERNEL kids activity — so bring your children and grandchildren for some games geared toward healthy eating. This week it’s “market bingo”! Kids will have the chance to go from booth to booth, learning about what’s in season.

Speaking of which, it’s close to peak season for local fruit and veg. We had the first appearance of sweetcorn at the market last week, and more and more tomatoes and peppers are springing up at vendors’ booths. Organic plums debuted last week too.

This week — like every week — we’ll have almost everything you need to prepare the recipes Adam will be demoing. Jenkins Java/Alpine Bakery sells gallons and half-gallons of milk from Spokane’s Family Farm. Petunia’s booth has eggs as well as pasture-raised meat from Ramstead Ranch.

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