Moscow Farmers Market , May to October 2018, Saturdays, Main Street and Friendship Square

Monthly Newsletter      SEPTEMBER 2018     Moscow Farmers Market

Autumnal Surprises at Market

The first day of fall is nearly three weeks away and you'll begin to see that change reflected at the Moscow Farmers Market. Apples, pumpkins, pears, squash and more will start cropping up at vendors' booths along with knitted hats, scarves, and mittens. We have plenty of items to keep you warm and well-fed, so stop on by! Don't forget to vote for the Moscow Farmers Market in the American Farmland Trust's Farmers Market Celebration. Help us break into the top 10 markets nationwide in areas of "People's Choice", "Focus on Farmers", "Healthy Food for All", "Pillar of the Community", and "Champion for the Environment". Recommend our market online at:

Image of boxes of apples in a number of varieties and colors
Image of pumpkins in a number of sizes
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Vote for the Moscow Farmers Market in the American Farmland Trust Celebration

Market Entertainment

Join us each week at 9:30 and 11 a.m. in Friendship Square for some of the finest music and entertainment on the Palouse. This month we will be hosting:

UI Dance Workshop

UI Dance

September 1, 8:30 A.M.

The University of Idaho Dance Program will be hosting a morning workshop at the market.

UI Preparatory Strings

UI Preparatory Strings

September 1, 9:30 A.M.

This group at the University of Idaho offers private instruction and group classes in violin, viola, cello, and bass for students ages 4 and up. They will be performing several group pieces for stringed instruments.

Jon and Rand

Jon & Rand

September 1, 11:00 A.M.

Jon Anderson and Rand Walker met in the spring of 2010 and quickly realized that they shared a passion for the music of the great singers and songwriters of the baby boomer generation. In the summer of 2011 they officially formed a duo. “We had a feeling that there was a niche for this music” and it appears they were right!

Border Highlanders

Border Highlanders

September 8, 9:30 A.M.

Established in 1974, the pipes, drums, and dancers of the Border Highlanders have been the Palouse’s source of Scottish Highland piping, drumming, and dancing.

Cherry Sisters Revival

The Cherry Sisters Revival

September 8, 11:00 A.M.

“A silly string band of ukuleles, a banjo, percussion, and vocals.” They play an eclectic collection from country to traditional, and everything in between!

Steve Bonnar

Steve Bonnar

September 15, 9:30 A.M.

One day Steve asked a friend, “Do you think my music is good?”  His response was, “Do you like it and does it make you feel good?” It does, so Steve continues to perform his original music and lyrics!

Inland Harmony Chorus

Inland Harmony Chorus

September 15, 11:00 A.M.

The Inland Harmony Chorus is the Palouse’s own women’s barbershop a Capella chorus! This group of women has been performing barbershop classics since 1969. 

Ukulele Players of the Palouse

Ukulele Players of the Palouse

September 15, 12 P.M.

This group is open to all of the Palouse’s ukulele players, whether they just started today or have been performing for years. Come see these four-stringed musicians and hear what make ukuleles great!

Rince na Grá

Rince na Grá

September 22, 8:30 A.M.

Gaelic for “Dance for Love,” the Rince na Grá School of Irish Dance teaches students of all ages.

Rifka Helton

“Palamigos” with Rifka Helton and Will Kerr

September 22, 9:30 A.M.

Rifka Helton of "My Father's Idaho" fame is back at the market with a new show featuring Will Kerr!

Will Fontaine and the Vital Signs

Will Fontaine and the Vital Signs

September 22, 11 A.M.

This emerging local folk-rock band combines danceable rhythms and addictive melodies with candid reflections on finding meaning and living authentically. The songs draw on inspirations ranging from environmental destruction to systemic collapse, but despite the weighty subject matter the overall sense of the music is one of hope and reconnection. 

Chefs at the Market

Chefs at the Market

September 29, 9:30 A.M.

Local chefs offer cooking demonstrations where they will cook, share, and sample their favorite recipes using fresh market ingredients. Join us on the last Saturday of each month so see what’s on the menu!

Sesitshaya Marimba

Sesitshaya Marimba

September 29, 11 A.M.

Performing together since 2003, they play the highly rhythmic songs of the indigenous peoples of Zimbabwe, which have been arranged by their Zimbabwean teachers and coaches.

Sustainability Education

Join Kelli Cooper, City of Moscow Sustainability Technician and AmeriCorps Intern, the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn about ways to be more sustainable.


Safe Routes to School Bike Education Farewell

I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of the children and parents who participated in the Safe Routes to School Bike Education Program this summer at the Moscow Farmers Market! We enjoyed spreading the love of cycling to our youth community and providing education on how to ride safely. Although our bike education program has come to an end, we hope that you continue to ride safely! Thank you again and have a wonderful Fall! 

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POP Club - Smoothie Bike 

Join us this month to take a ride on the Moscow Food CO-OP's Smoothie Bike and whip up a delicious, healthy smoothie to taste after all the hard work pedaling! We will have the blender bike across the street from the clock tower in Friendship Square. Come quick as the first 20 participants will receive $5 dollars in POP Bucks to spend at the market to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables. Everyone who participates will receive a smoothie sample. 

POP Club

Shop the Market logo a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables

Shop the Market

Area families can use EBT or SNAP benefits by visiting the Shop the Market booth, by the fountain in Friendship Square, to receive “Market Money” which vendors will accept for approved purchases.

Logo for WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks


The Moscow Farmers Market accepts State of Washington WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) checks. 

City of Moscow and AmeriCorps Logos

For additional information, visit us online at:


City of Moscow Community Events Division
Amanda Argona, Community Events Manager
(208) 883-7132 

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