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Monthly Newsletter       MAY 2019      Moscow Farmers Market


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OPENING DAY AND 2019 SEASON


Lately, I have been asked, "What makes the Moscow Farmers Market unique?". It's a tough question to answer, and has me thinking about some of our Market's iconic fixtures. Red wagons, bright yellow banners, green and white yard sale signs. All indicators that, yes, there is a Farmers Market today. Of course, iconic images come in all forms, including our vendors. I know that when I arrive on Main Street at 5:00 o'clock in the morning that Nelda's Sewing and Crafts will have her tent propped halfway up. That Patty's Mexican Kitchen will have their entire operation set-up, and their crew will be arriving later. That Affinity Farm or Deep Roots Farm are unloading their trucks and placing every item just right for their customers. Whether you're a first time customer or a core shopper, I hope you find your iconic Market image. Welcome to the 42nd season of the Moscow Farmers Market! 

-Amanda Argona, Community Events Manager

Community Events Manager, Amanda Argona




Promotional image of 2019 Market poster

Announcing the 2019 Moscow Farmers Market Poster Winner

Congratulations, Stephen Clark, the artist who designed this season's Moscow Farmers Market poster! From all the submissions received, a jury panel assisted in selecting the top four entries. These entries were available for the public to vote for their favorite during a one-week time frame. Stephen's design was selected as the 2019 Moscow Farmers Market Poster, capturing over 40% of the public votes. 

Stephen will be signing a limited number of posters at the Moscow Farmers Market stating at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4th. Stop by the City of Moscow information tent to pick-up your signed copy while they last. Remaining copies will be available for pickup at the Moscow Farmers Market throughout the season while supplies last.


Bell Brigade 2018

NEW! Help Ring In a Market Tradition with Bell Brigade

Traditionally, the opening and closing of market has been heralded by market children ringing bells, and this year we are thrilled to open up this opportunity to community youth groups with Bell Brigade. Come be active and be a part of the Farmers Market community!

Youth organizations that perform this community service will have the opportunity to do community outreach for the day with their very own tent space at the market. If your youth club or organization is interested in being part of the Bell Brigade for the 2019 season, email farmersmarket@ci.moscow.id.us for more information.




Market Entertainment

NEW THIS YEAR: live music will be taking place 30 minutes earlier than last year's shows. Join us from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. and again from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. for some of the finest music and entertainment on the Palouse! Here's what this month's performers have to say:

UI Composers

U of I Composers & Percussionists

May 4, 9:00 A.M.

"We will be performing a minimalist composition called
In C, which is an open score written by Terry Riley in 1964, for any number of players, on any instruments. We'd love to get some community members involved this year too!"

Tuck Wilson

Tuck Wilson

May 4, 10:30 A.M.
"I'm a singer-songwriter who can do a 3-hour show of original material, but I also have 500+ covers in my repertoire, from 1920s ragtime & blues to contemporary artists. This variety allows me to find common ground with a wide range of audience tastes."
Spectrum 2 Dance Studio

Spectrum II Art & Dance Studio

May 11, 9:00 A.M.
"This year my dance theme is Superheroes and Villains. There will be a variety of dance genre's (ballet, creative dance, hip hop, tap dance, and more), performed to a variety of energetic, fun, music."
Blue Funk Jailbreak

Blue Funk Jailbreak

May 11, 10:30 A.M.
"Blue Funk Jailbreak consists of Moscow/Pullman musicians Dave Snider (Bass), Axel Krings (Guitar), Tom Garrett (Drums), and Brian Dyre (winds, Keys, vocals), each of whom loved to jam! Come along to listen, or better yet bring your dancing shoes and boogie!"
Library

Library Storytime

May 18, 9:00 A.M.

The Latah County Library District will be reading stories for kids with a theme of to the farm and going to the farmers market!

Bicycle Rodeo

Safe Routes to School Bicycle Rodeo

May 18, 10:30 A.M.

Safe Routes to School will have activities for young cyclists grades K through 5th! Take a lap on their bicycle course, then stick around to learn about walking and biking around Moscow! Bikes and helmets will be available onsite but kids are encouraged to bring their own from home if possible. 

Jazz Palouse

May 25, 9:00 A.M.

"Jazz quintet with guitar, bass, sax, piano, drums, and vocals. Jazz Palouse performs a variety of jazz standards and newer jazz/blues."

Bare Wires

May 25, 10:30 A.M.
"Bare Wires is five souls who started playing music many years ago, many bands ago, and many miles apart, finally coming together in Moscow, Idaho. Blues is the thread that holds it all together, with scraps of rock, and who knows what else woven in."
Bare Wires

Are you a performer?

We are always on the lookout for talented performers throughout the Palouse! Please let us know about your act by filling out this online form so we can stay in touch about music opportunities at the Moscow Farmers Market.


Bicycle Benefits Logo

Now Accepting Bicycle Benefits

The Moscow Farmers Market is thrilled to be partnering with the national Bicycle Benefits Program for the 2019 Market season! Ride your bike to market, show your bicycle benefits sticker at the City of Moscow tent in Friendship Square, and receive a $2 token valid with ANY market vendor. Stickers will also be available for purchase for $5. 

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Shop The Market

Patrons receiving EBT or SNAP benefits are encouraged to visit the Backyard Harvest tent to participate in our Shop The Market program. Located by the clock and fountain in Friendship Square, patrons receive tokens to purchase fresh produce and other eligible items from vendors enrolled with this program.

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WIC and SFMNP

Select Moscow Farmers Market vendors accept State of Washington WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) checks. Visit the City of Moscow Information tent to find out which vendors participate in this program and how to shop. 




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For additional information, visit us online at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoscowFarmersMarket
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityofmoscowid

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityofmoscowid/

City of Moscow Community Events Division
Amanda Argona, Community Events Manager
(208) 883-7132
farmersmarket@ci.moscow.id.us
http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/ 

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