Thursday, May 12, 2016

Local farmers market season has arrived — where to find those fresh goods

Posted By on Thu, May 12, 2016 at 4:30 PM


click to enlarge The 2016 market poster, by Sarah Edwards of Sarah Smiles Creations.
  • The 2016 market poster, by Sarah Edwards of Sarah Smiles Creations.
While some of us have yet to get our summer gardens started (me included), the fresh produce, flowers, vegetable starts and other locally grown/made/raised goods are already filling the vendor stalls of many regional farmers markets.

Several markets have already hosted their 2016 season kick-offs, and many others debut for the year in the coming weeks. We'll continue to update our online listings of farmers markets as more arrive; below is a round-up of those whose schedules we have so far. To find farmers market info in our online events calendar, head to this link.

Spokane area markets:

South Perry Thursday Market | Now open on Thursdays, from 3-7 pm, through October. Located at The Shop, 924 S. Perry. More info at thursdaymarket.org and on Facebook: Thursday Market.

Spokane Farmers' Market | Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am-1 pm, starting May 14 and through October 29; Wednesday markets begin June 8. Located at 20 W. Fifth Ave. More info at spokanefarmersmarket.org and on Facebook: The Spokane Farmers' Market.

Kendall Yards Night Market | Open on Wednesdays from 4-7 pm, starting May 18 and through mid-October. Located on West Summit Parkway in Kendall Yards. More info at kendallyardsnightmarket.org and on Facebook: Kendall Yards Night Market.

Emerson-Garfield Farmers' Market | Open on Fridays from 3-7 pm, starting June 10 and through September 30. Located at the SCC IEL Adult Education Center (new this year), at 2310 N. Monroe. More info at market.emersongarfield.org and on Facebook: Emerson-Garfield Farmers' Market.

Riverfront Park Farmers Market | New this year, the market is open on Saturdays, from 9 am-1 pm, starting June 4 and through September 3. Located in the park, near the Looff Carrousel. More info by emailing [email protected] or calling 509-993-1230.

Liberty Lake Farmers' Market | Open on Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm, starting May 14 and through October 8. Located at Town Square Park, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. More info at libertylakefarmersmarket.com and on Facebook: Liberty Lake Farmers' Market.

Millwood Farmers' Market | Open on Wednesdays from 3-7 pm, starting May 18 and through September 28. Located at Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Rd., Spokane Valley. More info at millwoodfarmersmar.wix.com/market and Facebook: Millwood Farmers' Market.

Inland Northwest regional farmers markets:

Chewelah Farmers Market | Open on Fridays from 11:30 am-5:30 pm, starting May 13 and through October 21. Located in the northwest corner of Chewelah City Park (Lincoln and Park). More info at chewelahfarmersmarket.com and on Facebook: Chewelah Farmers Market.

Kootenai County Farmers Market | Open on Wednesdays from 4-7 pm, through September, in downtown Coeur d'Alene (Fifth and Sherman). Also open Saturday, from 9 am-1:30 pm, in Hayden (corner of Highway 95 and Prairie Ave.) through October. More info at kootenaifarmersmarkets.org and on Facebook: Kootenai County Farmers' Market.

N.E.W. Farmers Market | Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm, through October. Located in downtown Colville, at the corner of Main and Astor. More info at newfarmersmarket.org and on Facebook: Northeast Washington Farmers Market.

click to enlarge The 2016 market poster, designed by Heather Niccoli.
  • The 2016 market poster, designed by Heather Niccoli.
Moscow Farmers Market | Open on Saturdays from 8 am-1 pm, through October. Located at Friendship Square, Fourth and Main St. More info at on City of Moscow website and on Facebook: Moscow Farmers Market.

Pullman Farmers Market | Open on Wednesdays from 3:30-6 pm, through October 19. Located in the parking lot of the Spot Shop, 240 NE Kamiaken. More info at the Pullman Chamber website and on Facebook: Pullman Farmers Market.

Rathdrum Farmers Market | Open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 9 am-1 pm, through August 27. Located in Rathdrum City Park, Hwy. 53 at Rathdrum. More info by calling Rathdrum Parks and Recreation, 208-687-2399.

Sandpoint Farmers Market | Open on Wednesdays from 3-5:30 pm, and Saturday, from 9 am-1 pm, through October 15. Located in Farmin Park, at Third and Main. More info at sandpointfarmersmarket.com and on Facebook: Farmers' Market at Sandpoint.
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