The market now has a dedicated website! You’ll find it at market.emersongarfield.org.
Interested in becoming a vendor? Download our 2015 vendor application. Full-season rates are just $100 if you submit your application prior to April 15.
Also check out the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market Facebook page for updates, weekly vendor lineups and special events.
The Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market is a seasonal weekly marketplace featuring around two dozen regional and neighborhood vendors. Their products include organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables, breads and pastries (including gluten-free), farm-fresh eggs, artisan soaps, raw and flavored honey, flowers and plant starts, crafts, pickles and preserves, pasture-raised meats, plus lots more. The aim of the market is to bring fresh, affordable goods that are locally grown or produced to the residents of Emerson-Garfield as well as all those who pass through our neighborhood.
In a new twist on the traditional farmers’ market, the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market collaborates with Spokane Hope Christian Reformed Church to offer freshly prepared, authentic Korean food alongside each market. This means hungry patrons can grab a bite while browsing the market or get some hot food to take away, and it likewise helps build community ties and raise funds for a neighborhood church.
The market takes place every Friday from 3 to 7pm in the parking lot of Knox Presbyterian Church (806 W Knox) in the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood. This cozy, partially shaded location offers ample on-street and (unofficial) overspill parking in adjacent lots, as well as convenient one-block access from three busy neighborhood arterials: Post, Indiana, and Monroe. Each week the market provides entertainment in the form of local musical talent.
In 2015, the market will run from June 5 until October 16. This year the market will also be accepting EBT/SNAP/Quest as payment and participating in Fresh Bucks. With Fresh Bucks, for every $5 in market tokens you charge to your EBT card, you receive an additional $2 in tokens. In other words, for every $5 you actually get $7 to spend at the market.
This market is an ongoing partnership between Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council and Project Hope Spokane, which runs a “sister” market on Tuesday afternoons known as the West Central Marketplace. This — combined with the kind assistance of volunteers from Knox Presbyterian and administrative help from Catholic Charities — makes the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market truly a collaborative, community venture.