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Moscow Farmers Market - Programming for Saturday, May 12th

May 9, 2018 (Moscow, Idaho) -- Join us Saturday, May 12th, for the Moscow Farmers Market on Main Street and in Friendship Square in downtown Moscow! The Market runs from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. May through October and features live music, fresh local produce, delicious homemade baked goods, specialty food items, healthy nursery plants, beautiful flowers, and quality handmade crafts.

Shop the Market with Backyard Harvest: 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. 

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

Programing: 

Live Performances. The Moscow Farmers Market hosts nearly four dozen scheduled concerts in Friendship Square each year, and features many talented local entertainers. The featured performers this Saturday are:
(9:30 – 10:30 a.m.) Bigger Boat 
(11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) L.A. and the Earthquakes

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

Safe Routes to School. Safe Routes to School will be at the Market the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon offering bike education.

POP Club. This season will feature the POP Club (Power of Produce) where children ages 4 through 12 are welcome to visit the Moscow Farmers Market the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon to join the POP Club. Registration and check-in will be located at the designated POP Club booth at the Market.

The POP Club offers a chance for children to explore the Moscow Farmers Market and learn about the different varieties of fruits and vegetables, while also learning about how food is grown, by connecting them with local farmers.

A parent or guardian must attend POP Club events with their child.

POP Club is brought to you by the City of Moscow, the Moscow Farmers Market, Backyard Harvest, Eat Smart Idaho, and the Moscow Food Co-op. The POP Club program is offered through the Farmers Market Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets across the United States so that they can serve as community assets while providing real income opportunities for farmers.

Chefs at the Market. Chefs at the Market features local chefs and restaurateurs teaching their techniques using fresh Market ingredients. Join us on the last Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. to see what’s cooking!

Summer of Science.  The University of Idaho College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) brings the Summer of Science to the Market this season and offers unique agricultural science activities for children ages 5 to 11. CALS faculty experts and students introduce participants to topics like entomology, animal science, plant science, nutrition, and food science. Children can collect different items at each event to build their own science kit. Participants receive a passport on their first visit, and those who attend at least five events are entered into a drawing for prizes.


The Moscow Farmers Market loves all furry companions. For health and safety reasons, we ask that non-ADA service animals limit their visit to the Market to the pup-friendly path on the east or fountain side of Main Street or the south side of Fifth Street.

The Moscow Farmers Market is a smoke free event. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Visit the Moscow Farmers Market online at the following links for more information about the 2018 season, events, and much more.

City of Moscow online website: http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoscowFarmersMarket 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mosfarmersmkt 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityofmoscowid/ 


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Story Contact: Daniel Stewart, Community Events Manager
Phone: 208-883-7132
Email: dstewart@ci.moscow.id.us

Use your SNAP and EBT benefits at the Farmers Market with the Shop the Market program

City of Moscow

206 E Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor
Phone - 208.883.7006
Email - griedner@ci.moscow.id.us
Website - www.ci.moscow.id.us

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