Moscow Farmers Market - Programming for Saturday, August 4th - CORRECTED
August 1, 2018 (Moscow, Idaho) -- Join us Saturday, August 4th, 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.
Join Sparky the Safety Dog and Moscow Volunteer Firefighters to ring the opening bell at the Moscow Farmers Market as part of a Dedication Ceremony for Engine 26. Families and children can gather at the fountain at 7:45 a.m. and will walk the length of the Market from 3rd Street to 6th Street. Following the opening of the Market, join City of Moscow and Moscow Volunteer Fire Department officials at 9:00 a.m. to dedicate Engine 26 to Company 6 at Fire Station #1 (603 S Main Street). A new feature to the ceremony is an official push-in of the engine into the fire station bay. Engine 26 and other safety equipment and vehicles will be on display on Saturday, August 4th, and available for tours from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
The Moscow Human Rights Commission and Latah County Human Rights Task Force will host the Great Moscow Food Drive from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by the bus shelter and kiosk in Friendship Square. Celebrating 18 years, the Food Drive provides much needed help during the mid-summer period when supplies are low. Donations of non-perishable food, household goods, toiletry items, cash, and checks are requested (please make checks out to the Latah County Human Rights Task Force). Food and physical goods will be delivered to the Moscow Food Bank. Monetary donations will be split between the Moscow Food Bank and the Summer Weekend Backpack for Kids (a project that provides weekend food to children who are eligible for free or reduced cost meals during the school year, but who do not have this opportunity available in the summer).
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.
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.) Susie Strange
(11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Henry C and the Willards
Sustainability. 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. Safe Routes to School will be at the Market the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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 12:00 p.m. 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!
University of Idaho College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The University of Idaho College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) brings unique agricultural science activities for children ages 5 to 11. Saturdays in June, July, and August features the Summer of Science where CALS faculty experts and students introduce participants to topics like entomology, animal science, plant science, nutrition, food science, and more. 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. During May, September and October, CALS will offer additional programs about research, teaching and extension activities.
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 and must utilize the pup-friendly paths on the sidewalks adjacent to Main Street and Fifth Street.
The Moscow Farmers Market is a nicotine 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
Story Contact: Amanda Argona, Community Events Manager
Phone: (208) 883-7132