It's a time of anticipation, hopes and fears for local growers and producers. I've heard reports that farmers in the Yakama area are out in their fields in the middle of the night with heaters trying to keep their crops from freezing. Vegetable farmers in the Spokane area are hoping that it will eventually stop snowing so they can plant their crops. And Farmers' Market planning teams in Spokane are bustling around getting ready for the fast approaching season.
I am on the planning team for the Millwood Farmers' Market. The Millwood Market got its start last year as a collabaration between some vendors, Millwood businesses, and Millwood Presbyterian Church. This year we're hoping to grow in the number of vendors and customers. Here is the line-up of vendors for the 2008 Millwood Farmers' Market, Wednesdays from 3 - 7 pm starting May 21. Janet Dodd is coordinating our music again this year, which includes some of the best bluegrass and roots music in the Spokane area.
2008 Vendor Roster (so far):
The Corner Door, West Valley City School Greenhouse, Yakydoodles Goodies, YWCA/Bubbles Soaps, Fleur de Provence Lavender Farm, Wooden Eagle wood crafts, TLC Creations, Elithorp Farms, Fussy Hen Flower & Herb Farm, Harvest Ranch, Ly Lo Vu Otis Orchards Farm, St. Margaret's Shelter, Patti’s Plants, Rocky Ridge Ranch, Tate’s Honey Farm, That Stuff, The Rustic Windmill, Petit Chat Bread, Susie David's Beef, Arabesque Bread, Rocket Bakery, Wild Boar Farm Stained Glass, The Herb Garden & Greenhouse, Hutton Settlement, Xiong's Garden & Huckleberries, Color Garden Studio Watercolors, Pacific Produce Yakama Fruit and Vegetables, BJ's BBQ
Offerings this year will include: seasonal vegetables & fruit, honey, beef, chicken, eggs, pork, flowers, herbs, plant starts, landscape plants, breads, pizzas, pastries, candies, lavendar, soaps, candles, hamburgers & sausages, and crafts of every kind.
We are looking for a jewelry vendor and a ceramics vendor if anyone has any ideas on that. I'd be glad to post the line-up of vendors at other area markets if anyone wants to send me the info. Go to www.localharvest.org to find a market in your area.