It wasn’t until we were writing today’s market blog post that we realized last week’s market blog post mistakenly claimed to be this week’s market blog post. In other words, June 17 got mislabeled as June 24. No one called us on it at the time, but it must have left a few folks scratching their heads.
All that’s been fixed now, however, and we’re back on the right week. So let’s see what’s in store for June 24. The real June 24.
Our musicians on this Friday afternoon are Jones & Jones from right here in Emerson-Garfield. They play “classic rock (softly), classic pop, a little folk, and a little blues.” These (unrelated) guys come highly recommended from some insiders at Spokane Public Radio, so we’re looking forward to hearing them play.
For our activity, Al Steuart and Ryan Herring of the Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers will be doing a compost tea demonstration. What’s compost tea? Some gardeners swear by it, saying it’s like rocket fuel for your plants. But it takes skilled preparation, and the master composters can show you how.
Plus the Spokane Water Wagon will be at the market today! They should have some information about rain water collection systems, water conservation, as well as identifying and repairing leaks. They always have free swag, too, like wildflower seeds, water bottles and hose timers.
Today’s free KERNEL kids exercise is a jump roping activity. Experienced jump ropers will get to show off their skills, while beginners will have a chance to learn some new ones. Once they’ve completed the activity, every participant gets $2 in KERNEL Cash to spend on fresh fruit and veggies.
The cherries are fat and ripe, apricots are in season, and the green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach) have pretty much reached their local peak. We should soon be seeing some colorful early harvests.
All the vendors scheduled to join us today—including a couple new faces—are:
- Song Sparrow Farms: Fresh, locally grown produce, including melons. Also does a CSA.
- The Farm Yard: Neighborhood-grown fruits and vegetables. Some craft items.
- Drumheller Heritage Gardens: Neighborhood-grown produce, eggs (quail, chicken). Also info on EF Exchange.
- R.P. Guerrero: Organic tree fruit from the Wenatchee area.
- Vladimir Kuzmenko: A wide variety of co-op produce from across Washington State.
- Riverfront Farm (Project Hope): Neighborhood-grown, scattered-site produce.
- The Father’s Table: Neighborhood-grown produce.
- Other vendors also sell homegrown produce alongside their primary goods.
Meat & Honey
- Sunny Springs Gardens: Berkshire pork sausages and ground pork, plus eggs.
- SnowBerry Ridge Farm: Raw honey and beeswax products.
- Made with Love: Start-up bakery with made-from-scratch fruit pies, artisan bread and more.
- The Scone Ranger: Scones that are so good, so moist, so habit-forming.
- Simply Sweets: Baklava, soft brittles, truffles, mints and seasonal products
- Sandi’s Bakery: Fresh-baked pastries, cookies, scones, muffins, breads and cupcakes.
- Morning Sun Bakery: Cinnamon rolls, pies, cookies, quiche, savory pies.
- A Simplified Event: Homemade specialty pies, breads, cakes, cottage-style pasties.
- Mama Torrez Salsa: Original family salsa recipes from Mexico and flour tortilla chips
- Delmar’s Roasted Nuts: German-style roasted nuts with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.
- Seely Teriyaki: BBQ teriyaki chicken, stir-fried noodles and rice.
- Black Fire Kettle Corn: Fresh-made delectable kettle corn.
- ButterFusion: All-natural flavored butters made here in Spokane.
- Toast Toppers: Exceptional fruit spreads with no added sugar.
- Heeling Hands Massage Therapy: Licensed chair massage and whole-body wellness.
- Soap Simply: Handcrafted olive oil soap.
- Sailor Girl Soap & Supplies: Face, bath and body products handmade with natural and organic ingredients.
- Mary Beauregard: Plastic canvas needlepoint.
- KC Creations: Original photography, greeting cards, beaded earrings and other beaded items.
- Urban Settlements: Spokane-based real-estate opportunities and guidance.
- KiYoTees: Recycled jean bags and tie-dye attire.
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