What’s in store for today’s market? Lots! The Spokane County Master Gardener Program is returning – this time with an informational display on beneficial insects and pollinators. If your home garden isn’t producing like it should, it might be because you aren’t attracting the right bugs! Along with dispensing wisdom on how you can cultivate a green thumb of your own, the master gardeners are planning to hand out some kid-friendly materials on beneficial insects and pollinators.
The Spokane Regional Health District is also scheduled to hold a WIC (FMNP) distribution at today’s market. WIC clients, please come down to the market and sign up for these vouchers that give you cash value toward fresh fruit and veg!
Today’s free KERNEL kids’ activity is “Write Your Own Food Story.” Our KERNEL volunteers will help your kids write an illustrate a fun, food-related story – no matter whether it’s based on real life or drawn from their imagination. As with all KERNEL activities, every child will get $2 in KERNEL cash for spending on our vendors’ fresh fruit and veggies.
The winners of our cookbook raffle for Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day were drawn last week. The following winners who weren’t present at the time of the drawing are asked to pick up their copy at today’s market:
- Tim MaCurdy
- Lois Stites
- Cindy Masterson
- Diane Brown
- Shelley Clark
Our musical entertainment (and our backup musical entertainment) ran into some scheduling issues this week, so our band canopy might sit empty. If you’re a singer/songwriter, feel free to come down and perform jam-session style! It’d be a shame to have no background music on such a lovely market day.
Jesus Guerrero has been out in his orchards since early this morning picking certified organic peaches to bring to market. That’s him in the photo above with a truck full of huge, ripe mid-season peaches that will be waiting for you.
Here are the vendors who are currently scheduled to join us today:
- Song Sparrow Farms: Fresh, locally grown produce, including melons. Also does a CSA.
- The Farm Yard: Neighborhood-grown fruits and vegetables. Some craft items.
- Woodard Family Farms: A variety of locally grown produce.
- R.P. Guerrero: Organic tree fruit and more 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.
- Berry Basics: A wide variety of local produce with an emphasis on berries.
- The Father’s Table: Neighborhood-grown produce.
- Where the Wild Things Grow: Wild-harvested fruit.
- Other vendors also sell homegrown produce alongside their primary goods.
Meat & Honey
- Sunny Springs Gardens: Berkshire pork sausages and ground pork.
- SnowBerry Ridge Farm: Raw honey and beeswax products.
- Sandi’s Bakery: Fresh-baked pastries, cookies, scones, muffins, breads and cupcakes.
- The Scone Ranger: Scones that are so good, so moist, so habit-forming.
- Morning Sun Bakery: Cinnamon rolls, pies, cookies, quiche, savory pies.
- Made with Love: Startup bakery with made-from-scratch fruit pies, artisan bread and more.
- Simply Sweets: Baklava, soft brittles, truffles, mints and seasonal products.
- D’s Roasted Nuts: German-style roasted nuts with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.
- Black Fire Kettle Corn: Fresh-made delectable kettle corn.
- Eco-wise: Perennials and landscaping plants.
- 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.
Feel free to RSVP to this week’s market at its event page on Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you there!