2023 Market Vendors

Here are the regular market vendors at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market for the 2023 season. You can expect to see these core vendors almost every week.

  • Honey by Big Daddy & Big Daddy’s Spread O’licious – Raw local honey, whipped honey and honey spreads
  • Kettle Krazy – Kettle corn and fresh-squeezed lemonade
  • Best Day Bakery – Cheesecake, cookies, brownies, crisps, cupcakes, shortcakes, cinnamon rolls, pies
  • PNVP – Handmade custom leather goods and leatherwork
  • Fresh Cut Farms – Deer Park-based farm with a large variety of seasonal produce
  • Sunset Orchard on Green Bluff – 120-year-old orchard with flowers, fruits, mushrooms, produce and now canned goods
  • Buchos Barkery – Organic, natural, handmade dog treats
  • Marketplace Botanicals – Small-batch health and wellness body products using floral and herbal-infused ingredients
  • Dancing Maiden Farm – Seasonal fresh produce, annual and perennial plant starts, cut flowers and dried flower arrangements
  • Nokh – Rare and unusual heirloom and open-pollinated varieties of produce
  • Dogwild Farm – We grow a variety of vegetables and flowers, with a specialty in garlic
  • Midnight Acres Farms – Small family farm located in the West Plains of Spokane County
  • Crochet Treasures – Crochet jewelry, earrings, bracelets, anklets, barefoot sandals, jar covers
  • Torched S’mores – Artisanal s’mores made from scratch
  • Growing Neighbors – A variety of produce sourced from small urban farms
  • The Renegade Botanist – Microgreens, herbs, spices as well as leaf veggies, tomatoes and more
  • Rind & Wheat – Seasonal and cultural breads, baked goods and artisan cheeses from chef Ricky Webster
  • Yarn Geek – Handmade dolls, bags and stuffies
  • Sunflower Hope – Natural soap and lotions, lip balm, bath bombs, jewelry and BoHo decor
  • Lavender and Spruce – Beautiful baked goods with a healthy twist
  • Moonstone Bakery – Lemon bars, scones, brownies and cookies
  • River City Youth Ops – A youth urban farm network that grows and shares local produce

We’ll also be hosting additional one-time or short-term vendors plus community organizations each week throughout the season!

Every week you’ll also find our rotating free kids’ activity at the KERNEL booth. Kids who take part will get a $2 voucher to spend on fresh fruit and veggies.

The 2023 Vendor Application Is Now Live!

The vendor application for our 2023 season is now live!

You can fill out the convenient online application here.

If you’d prefer to print and mail the application, you can download it here.

Important things to know:

  • The market runs from 3–7pm every Friday.
  • This season’s dates are June 2 to September 29.
  • The market location is 2310 N. Monroe St. in Spokane.
  • This is our market’s 11th year of operation and its 10th full season.
  • There is no application fee.
  • Season fees are $250, but there is a very large loyalty discount (see the application for details).
  • Per diem fees are $20.
  • You will need to have all the necessary permits and licenses before the season begins. If you’re unsure which paperwork you need, we can point you in the right direction.
  • We are always looking for reliable hot food vendors (i.e., food trucks).
  • We welcome vendors who are just starting out.

Any questions? Feel free to e-mail market@emersongarfield.org or call (509) 255-3072.

2018 Market Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market this season?

Our market is entirely volunteer-driven, which is why your participation could make the difference between something great and something amazing.

Here are the broad areas where we can use your volunteer assistance followed by a brief description of what’s involved. The commitment is flexible — there’s something for everyone and their busy schedules.

Bear in mind that there’s a how-to and existing resources for each of these areas, so you won’t be starting from scratch or going it alone. If something piques your interest, let us know and you’ll be given all the support you need to do it.

Scheduling musicians

Identify musicians who can perform each week at the market. Enter their contact info into a schedule. Ideally, be onsite during setup (2:30-3pm) to help them get them settled.

Vendor relations

Approach new vendors (typically farmers, bakers, ranchers, food trucks). Handle incoming applications. Make sure they’ve paid their fees and their questions are answered. Keep the process of application/payment/scheduling organized. We like to have about 25 vendors each week.

Social media

Post regularly on the market’s Facebook and Instagram pages with recipes, news, events, opportunities, photos, videos, etc. Create Facebook events each week to promote the market. Interact with vendors, customers, foodies, other markets on social media.

School market poster contest

This year it involves Garfield and Audubon Elementary. Get K-6 students to design market posters with the help of their art teachers, announcements in the Monday folders, etc. Collect and judge their submissions, notify the winners.

Print marketing

Get the market posters designed (maybe you know a graphic designer who can augment the school drawings?), printed and hung across town. Get market leaflets designed, printed and distributed.

Community partnerships/events

Got some ideas about fun community-centric activities you’d like to see? Use the market as a platform to put them into action! We like to involve churches, nonprofits, community centers, libraries, schools and other local organizations in the market. You would help identify and approach those organizations as well as plan and promote any special events, such as food truck rallies, our annual Craftwalk event, fun activities, themed market days, etc.

Cooking demos

Work with area chefs to hold cooking demonstrations using market ingredients about once per month.

Day-of volunteering

This means being onsite each Friday during the market season to help staff the market booth (info and payments), supervise the KERNEL kids’ activity, or set up and tear down. There’s already a place where you can sign up for individual shifts during the market season: http://bit.ly/EGFM-vols2018

Volunteer coordination and recruitment

Many hands make light work! If you can help bring more volunteers—family, friends, neighbors, classmates—into the fold, it means we can do bigger and better things with less individual effort. If someone wants to take the lead on organizing our volunteers, it would free core staff to concentrate on managerial stuff.

… so get in touch!

If one or more of those areas might be up your alley, or if you’d just like to learn more about what’s involved, just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you.

2018 Market Vendor Application Now Available!

The 2018 market vendor application has been posted. As always, we’re welcoming a variety of growers, ranchers, bakers, and more to be a part of our market.

The fees are unchanged from last season. In other words, if you attend 90% of the markets (15 of 17), you’ll get up to half of your full-season fee of $250 back at the end of the season as a way of saying thanks for your consistency and loyalty.

You can easily apply online at http://bit.ly/EGFM-2018 or click here to download the PDF version of the application, which you can then print, fill out and mail.

Craftwalk 2017

After taking a hiatus last year as the market transitioned to its new site, Craftwalk — our annual arts- and crafts-focused market — is returning this season. It’s scheduled for Friday, September 1.

What exactly happens during Craftwalk?

Well, every year we get phone calls and applications from way more arts and craft vendors than any single market can accommodate. For one market date in September we invite all of those artists and crafters out and make a special event of it.

On that day, these nonfood vendors form a huge ring along the sidewalk around the regularly scheduled farmers market.

Crafts + sidewalk = Craftwalk.

Typically Craftwalk vendors bring upcycled items, vintage goods, quilts, specialty clothing, knicknacks, soaps, jewelry, photographs, greeting cards, sculpture — you name it.

It’s a time when school’s starting and the weather is hinting that it’s about to turn colder, so Craftwalk is a good time to come browse for unique back-to-school goodies, small or large gifts, home décor, and a range of other items. Plus do some of your weekly food shopping, of course.

Admission is free for everyone, and the cost to participate as a vendor is just $10. To apply, we encourage you to use our free and easy online application form.

Questions? Call 255-3072 or send an e-mail to market@emersongarfield.org.