Well, here it is. The final market of the season. It always leaves us a little sad, but beginnings and ends are a necessary part of the seasonal cycle. And few people are more attuned to the seasons than our growers.
In what’s now become a popular tradition, we’ll have a hand-cranked wooden cider press at today’s market. You’re welcome to bring or buy your own apples for pressing — and don’t forget a jug or container of some kind.
Because of the cider press, we’ll also have lots of residual mash. You’re welcome to take this (chickens and compost piles love it), so feel free to show up and haul it away. We’ll also have straw bales left over at the end of market. You can grab them for a couple bucks — they make great Halloween décor for your porch!
For music, we’ve got Bryant McKinley (aka Spokaloo) playing classic pop and rock hits today.
Spokane Hope Christian Reformed Church will be serving their authentic Korean food for eating in or taking home. We’re not sure if they’re continuing after market season, so don’t miss what could be your last chance this year for their bulgogi, potstickers, kimchi fried rice, sushi, and more.
Here are the vendors who’ve said that they’re planning to attend today:
- Common Crumb Bakery – A range of traditional breads and baked goods
- Food for All (aka Vinegar Flats) – Locally grown veggies and herbs
- Mary Beauregard – Plastic canvas needlepoint
- Morning Sun Bakery – Cinnamon rolls, muffins, cakes
- Orange Thyme – Natural balms, soaps, perfume oils, body butters and more
- Rebekah Mincks – Unique hand-knitted hats
- Riverfront Farm – Locally grown vegetables from Project Hope Spokane
- R.P. Guerrero Farms – Organic fruit (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples)
- The Scone Ranger – Sweet and savory scones
- Simply Sweets – Confectionery including baklava and brittles
- Song Sparrow Farms – Locally grown vegetables
- Vladimir Kuzmenko – Fruits and vegetables from the Yakima area
We should also have some dump passes (worth $20 in credit at the Spokane Regional Waste Facility) on hand for Emerson-Garfield residents. Pick them up at the market info booth.
We’re looking forward to you joining us for the last market of 2015!